Sino-NZ Model Vocational Education Programme

The Sino-NZ Model Vocational Education Programme was agreed to as a commitment in the Strategic Education Partnership Arrangement which was signed during Prime Minister Key’s visit to Beijing in 2013.

The programme provides a framework by which New Zealand ITPs can engage with Chinese counterparts in curriculum development and delivery with government-level support

This site has been created for Shanxi to assist them in;

  1. The design, creation, delivery and evaluation of TVET model programmes 
  2. To apply toolbox functionality in authentic situations through the development of model programme modules
  3. Develop evaluation instruments to gather evidence of the impact of model programme development on all stakeholders. 

This site, focused on technical vocational education and training (TVET) pedagogical practices and applied research, has been designed using the following basic principles: preparation, presentation, practice, performance and evaluation

  • Preparation: Generic conceptions of TVET pedagogical practices and applied research are presented to stimulate participants thinking and approaches to the topic to be explored.
  • Presentation: After sessions have been completed, key resources used in describing, explaining and exploring topics are made available.
  • Practice: Outlines of the activities undertaken and samples of templates used during the workshop are made available.
  • Performance: Functionality is made available for participants to present evidence that demonstrates their understanding of topics explored.
  • Evaluation: At the end of the full programme participants will complete an online evaluation of the course.

This space is designed for QTC Scholars to upload materials relevant to the Certificate in Adult Teaching (CAT)

This site is created to meet the key outcomes for Sino-NZ model programme project which are;

  1. To identify, evaluate and pilot templates, processes and procedures used in the design, creation, delivery and evaluation of TVET model programmes (i.e. Virtual Toolbox)
  2. To apply toolbox functionality in authentic situations through the development of model programme modules.
  3. Evaluate usability and effectiveness of toolbox functionality in the diverse cultural and production environments of model programme partners. 
  4. Develop evaluation instruments to gather evidence of the impact of model programme development on all stakeholders. 


This Virtual Research Environment Demonstrator  provides participants with an overview of the synchronous and asynchronous functionality available to;

  • Configure private team research spaces to conduct research.
  • Administer and manage research tasks in a secure environment.
  • Use a range of multimedia tools communicate with peers, industry experts and partners
  • Initiate symposiums, workshops and presentations across distributed locations
  • Disseminate findings to a multilingual audience.

If you wish to create your own space for the Sino-NZ project please contact Dr John Clayton (john.clayton@wintec.ac.nz)

Click Here: Technical Vocational Education and Training: NZ - China Model Programme Portal