About

David Duthie
MBA (Distinction), BE, BSc

Over 20 years experience in the New Zealand Tertiary Education sector working in various roles across a wide range of areas and with a wide range of tertiary sector organisations.

Tertiary Education Sector Consulting

Since establising David Duthie Education Consulting Ltd in 2008, I have provided a range of services to Private Training Organisations, Industry Training Organisations, and NZQA, including:

  • Development of programme (course) approval and accreditation applications for submission to NZQA (certificate, diploma, degree and postgraduate programmes)
  • Development of NZQF standards accreditation (consent to assess against standards) applications for submission to NZQA
  • Supply of programme approval and accreditation application templates, assistance and advice regarding applications, and review of draft applications prepared by the applicant (certificate, diploma, degree and postgraduate programmes)
  • Design and development of assessment resources and training resources
  • Evaluation of courses and training delivery
  • Advice and assistance with programme and qualification development and review
  • Evaluation of evidence for RCC and RPL assessments
  • Development and review of NZQF standards and qualifications
  • Moderation of assessment, and advice regarding National External Moderation issues.
  • Evaluation of NZQF standards accreditation (consent to assess against standards) applications received by Industry Training Organisations and NZQA
  • Evaluation of programme approval and accreditation applications received by NZQA
  • Evaluation of standards received by NZQA for registration on the Directory of Standards

NZQA – over eight years experience in the following areas

Course Approvals and Accreditation

  • Evaluation of applications for course approval and accreditation at certificate, diploma, degree and postgraduate levels
  • Management of the evaluation panel process for degree and postgraduate applications, and the New Zealand Diploma in Business, including liaising with contracted subject expert panellists
  • Management of the monitoring process for degree and postgraduate programmes, and the New Zealand Diploma of Business

Tertiary Assessment and Moderation

  • Management and training of contracted moderators and management of the NZQF moderation process
  • Training workshops for tertiary education providers
  • Management of national tertiary examinations
  • Management of contracted examiners, exam moderators and exam centre managers
  • Liaison with industry training organisations and tertiary education providers
  • Assessment of New Zealand Certificate in Engineering (NZCE) candidate work experience for approval and award of NZCE qualification

Framework Registration

  • Analysis of NZQF standards (both unit standards and NCEA achievement standards) and qualifications for registration on the NZQF
  • Liaison with standard setting bodies

Previous Tertiary Education Sector Experience
Seven years experience in tutoring and assessment in the tertiary education sector, over a range of levels and courses

Other Experience (prior to entering the tertiary education sector)
Electrical engineering design and consultancy