The Resource Centre contains practical material about good teaching and learning in the tertiary sector. The Resources can come from the Communities and Project Groups on the site. The Resources are high-quality, well-presented, evidence-based, and relevant to New Zealand.
Educational Outcomes includes qualification attainment, soft skills, social benefits to tertiary education, societal engagement, citizenship, and productivity. Also includes employer perceptions of graduates and graduate destinations.
The National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications (NACCQ) includes the ICT departments of all polytechnics, institutes of technology and selected universities in the country. NACCQ works with industry to develop and deliver current marketable qualifications that are industry focussed and to ensure that students are work ready when they graduate.
There is a limited number of areas where increasing the number of people with trade, technical or professional qualifications would definitely reduce skill shortages. In other areas examined in this report, improving the quality and relevance of qualifications is likely to be as important, or even more important, than increasing the number of people graduating.
This study reports on the effects of different types of financial aid, provided through the student support system, on educational outcomes of students participating in tertiary study. Types of student support included student allowances and student loan schemes. Support is provided to improve access to tertiary education and reduce the social disparity arising out of education benefits.
This report reviews and synthesises research literature on decision-making by prospective students on whether, where and what to study at a tertiary level. The report is based on findings from New Zealand and overseas literature and will contribute to knowledge and understanding of the factors that influence student-decision making.