In an exciting new development, a new certificate for university entrance has been approved. The framework on which this certificate is based is flexible, and also provides some wonderful possibilities for New Zealand home educators to develop a very personalised, meaningful and useful qualification for their students.
Here is the press release from Homeschooling NZ:
Flexible New Qualification Framework for Christian Homeschoolers
The Certificate is rated as being ad eudem statum (of equal standing to) the existing, officially-established, New Zealand common entrance standard (NCEA Level 3), and it allows families to craft a Level 3 Certificate for university entrance including as many courses as they want from whichever curriculum and whichever supplier(s) they wish that is tailored to meet each student’s specific wishes and requirements. (Note that certain course prerequisites do apply.)
The Christian Education New Zealand Foundation Trust (CENZ) is the body that oversees the work of Homeschooling NZ (HSNZ).
For the past 12 years, HSNZ has been utilising the Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E) framework, as the ACE Level 3 Certificate is also an approved university entrance standard.
With the passage of time, however, the Trust became increasingly concerned that NZ students needed a framework that was free from A.C.E control and which would offer the maximum amount of room for each student to craft a completely personalised qualification, customised to the specific needs of their chosen vocation, workplace, or tertiary education provider.
To that end, they submitted a proposal to Universities New Zealand - Te Pōkai Tara - which has subsequently been accepted.
The approval of this new qualification is a significant and highly positive step forwards for Christian homeschoolers in New Zealand, and we would ask you to join with us in thanking God for this development.
CENZ Certificate of Academic Achievement
This certificate is fully customisable to the specific workplace or tertiary needs of the student. As such, it may contain credits at any level.
(Note that this Certificate can be easily customised for entrance to any NZ polytechnic.)
CENZ Level 3 Certificate
CENZ Level 3 Certificate (with Honours)
These two Certificates are specifically for those requiring entrance to a NZ university. They are recognised by Universities NZ – Te Pōkai Tara as an entrance standard of equal standing to NCEA Level 3.
Contact Homeschooling NZ for further details,
(09) 459 5626