Expressions of Interest for Subject Expert Groups

Get involved in Subject Expert Groups to develop new NZC NCEA Level 2 subjects

E aku nui, e aku rahi, tēnā koutou katoa i runga i te karanga o to tātou nei kaupapa. 

Help strengthen NCEA and apply to be part of Subject Expert Groups (SEGs) that will be established to develop NCEA Level 2 achievement standards and accompanying materials for new subjects in The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC), as part of the Review of Achievement Standards.

If you are interested, send your CV and cover letter, indicating the subject(s) you are interested in, to ras.review@education.govt.nz by 25 October 2021 (Monday).

Please note that we are not accepting further Expressions of Interest for previously established SEGs at this time. Also note that New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) and Pacific Studies will follow a separate development timeline.

What the SEGs will do:

Subject Expert Groups (SEGs) will work in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to identify the significant learning in their subject and develop NZC NCEA Level 2 achievement standards and associated materials for each of the following subjects, based on the NCEA Change Package.

Subject SEG Description Phase 1 Development Dates
Outdoor Education To develop a subject derived from the Health and Physical Education Learning Area with a focus on education outside the classroom including integration of safety with activities. 29 Nov - 1 Dec
Tourism To develop a subject derived from the Social Sciences Learning Area to strengthen pathways into both vocational as well as tertiary education, as well as to prepare students for the tourism workforce.  29 Nov - 1 Dec
Computer Science To develop a subject aligned with 'computational thinking for digital technologies' in the Technology Learning Area. Note that this SEG could include some members of the Level 1 Digital Technologies SEG which may mean spaces on the DT SEG also need to be filled. 22-24 Nov
Environment and Societies To develop a subject derived from the Social Sciences Learning Area with a strong focus on sustainability and the environment, while also including political and social factors. 22-24 Nov
Processing and Systems Technology (P&S Tech) To develop a subject derived from the Technology Learning Area with a strong focus on developing knowledge, skills and understanding about how to formulate and prototype processed products and develop and use systems within different contexts. 29 Nov - 1 Dec
Making Music Music SEGs for NCEA Levels 2 and 3 will include members of the Level 1 Music SEG along with new members. The exact nature of the split is yet to be determined and both SEGs will require a range of perspectives and specialist disciplinary knowledge. 22 - 24 Nov
Music Studies 22 - 24 Nov

Each SEG is expected to have 6-8 members and will shape what NCEA will look like in the future, giving us the opportunity to ensure mana ōrite mō te mātauranga Māori (equal status for Māori knowledge in NCEA).

Following the development of NZC NCEA Level 2 subjects, SEG members may be asked to commit a further 6-10 days in 2022/2023 to develop the NZC NCEA Level 3 subjects.

Who we are looking for:

  • experienced kaiako and experts from a range of educational settings and backgrounds with special emphasis on secondary, community, industry and tertiary education

  • experienced kaiako and experts from a range of educational settings and backgrounds with proven ability to successfully design/integrate Māori values, principles, structures and practices into teaching, learning and assessment
  • experienced kaiako who can represent the rich diversity of our learners and help ensure that products are equitable and accessible for all ākonga

Applicants should have:

  • availability to commit around 12 days in 2021/2022, including for online meetings, offline work and two sets of face-to-face meetings in Wellington beginning in 2021. Initial SEG meeting dates for Phase 1 development are listed above.
  • a commitment to the Ministry’s vision of realising the changes of the NCEA Change Programme.
  • expertise in learning and assessment within that subject, and
  • experience or interest in developing new ways to integrate te ao Māori and mātauranga Māori in building teacher capability, improving teaching, learning and assessment resources, and supporting diverse ākonga.

How to apply:

Send your CV and cover letter, indicating the subject(s) you are interested in, to ras.review@education.govt.nz by 25 October 2021 (Monday). Please keep your application concise (no more than five pages), noting relevant experience. 
Applicants may express interest in more than one subject. However, in most cases, applicants will not be appointed to more than one SEG. Please state subjects clearly, including preferences, and whether you are already a member of an existing SEG.
If you have any questions, please email us at ras.review@education.govt.nz.
Mēnā he pātai, kaupapa anō tāu, tēnā tukuna mai he īmera ki ras.review@education.govt.nz.