Introduction to screen sector micro-credential

The Introduction to the Screen Industry micro-credential and skill standards are designed as a short block of learning to prepare people for a career in the screen industry. It aims to provide learners with knowledge and insights about the diversity of roles in screen production, and the nature of working in the screen sector.

The development of this new micro-credential was driven by industry and gives a way for those who are wanting to gain employment in below-the-line roles to learn about the industry and the roles and skills required.

Learners will gain the 15-credit micro-credential by completing three new proposed skill standards developed by workforce development councils Toi Mai and Ringa Hora:

  1. Demonstrate introductory knowledge of the operations and structure within the Aotearoa screen industry.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the processes and ethics required in the Aotearoa screen industry.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the business skills required to operate as a contractor in Aotearoa (with Ringa Hora for development).

It is intended that delivery of this micro-credential will be in partnership with industry and include guest speakers and practical experience with real equipment.

This development is just the first step in meeting screen-sector needs. Further qualifications and standards that will focus on more specific areas of below-the-line roles in screen are currently being developed. This entry-level micro-credential will act as prerequisite knowledge for higher-level skill-focused standards.

The Introduction to screen sector micro-credential and skill standards have now been approved by NZQA. Further details will be shared by the end of June 2024 – watch this space!

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