Recommended assessment standards

VP Creative



“I studied music and dance at college, and now I am an event organiser. It’s the coolest job, and I still get to play at gigs with my band when I can.” 



These assessment standards are recommended by the industries across our sector. So if you are looking for a pathway into the creative industries, you would do well to focus on these subjects and work hard to achieve the standards listed here.

You don’t need to do all of these standards! However, if you gain enough credits from the standards we recommend, then you are gaining the skills, knowledge, and competencies that are most important to employers in this sector.

But there’s another way to look at it. If these are the subjects you enjoy, and these are the sorts of standards that you tend to do well in, then you should definitely consider the Creative Industries Sector as a possible career option. There are heaps of opportunities and a wide range and growing number of jobs at many different levels.

Level 1 and 2 recommended assessment standards, sector related standards, unit standards

These are the standards recommended at level 1. If these are areas of strength or interest for you then you’re making a great start at gaining the key skills you need in our sector.

Remember, if your NCEA level 2 includes 60 credits from recommended standards, including at least 20 credits from sector-related standards, you can have Creative Industries recognised as your Vocational Pathway.

To view a complete list of Standards for each Pathway visit the Assessment Standards spreadsheets section of our Resources page.