Is alignment right for you?


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What is Alignment?

It’s an assessment model that aligns your staff’s roles and core tasks to a nationally recognised NZQA qualification. This happens by recognising the naturally occurring evidence of day-to-day skills and knowledge in the workplace.


What does the process involve?

The first step is to align staff roles and core tasks to a suitable NZQA qualification. The qualification sets the benchmark for what evidence is required from your workplace. An Alignment Specialist from Skills will conduct the alignment (or gap-analysis) to see how evidence in your workplace stacks up against the qualification requirements. If any evidence gaps are identified, we will discuss options to bridge the gaps so that the qualification can be awarded.


What’s in it for your workplace?

Organisations that have put their staff through an Alignment process with Skills have reported:


Can all workplaces sign up to Alignment?

Yes, although some workplaces are better suited to the process. Go through the quick checklist below to see if Alignment is right for your workplace.


How long will the Alignment process take?

Each workplace is unique, but on average, the process is likely to take about 2 months to complete from when we receive the material requested.


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What do I need to provide during the Alignment?

Examples of what may be required are:


Will I need to make changes to my staff’s workplace documents or training?

That’s up to you. Some workplaces see value in addressing the evidence gaps identified during the Alignment process. However, if you prefer not to, we can discuss other ways of meeting the requirements of the qualification.


How much time off work does this mean for my staff?


What happens after staff have gained their qualification?

We offer pathways across many qualifications, depending on the best fit for your workplace.


Quick Check: Is Alignment right for your workplace?

Alignments are best suited to workplaces that:


Is alignment right for you



Ready to get started? Want to find out more?  Contact your Account Manager at Skills,  or call 0508 SKILLS (0508 754 557).

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