As of 2017, Toi Whakaari will no longer be offering the New Zealand Diploma in Entertainment Technology because of NZQA’s Targeted Review of Qualifications (TRoQ) that has made all certificate and diploma qualifications national qualifications.
The result of the TRoQ review is that there are now a number of new national entertainment and event technology qualifications in level 3, 4 and 6.
Information about the new qualifications is through Skills Active. The new entertainment and event qualifications will largely, but not exclusively, be based around workplace based training.
The New Zealand Diploma in Performing Arts Technical Production (which is similar to Toi Whakaari’s Entertainment Technology Diploma) will exist for any New Zealand provider to develop a programme of study for. Toi Whakaari is not seeking to offer this course in 2017 or 2018, and will consider offering it in 2019.
If you are someone who has technical experience, but wishes to explore areas such as stage, production, and technical management and producing, our degree course maybe of interest to you. The Bachelor of Performing Arts Management started in 2004 and is the first of its kind in New Zealand. This three year degree focuses on applied management across a range of performing arts, events and screen opportunities. This course offers basic foundational performance technology skills, alongside broad but foundational management skills in the first two years, with a more focussed management pathway the final year.