National Certificate in Museum Practice 

The National Certificate in Museum Practice was developed by the sector in response to an identified need for an entry level museum qualification. The Certificate is administrated by ServiceIQ, an industry based training organisation. 

National Services Te Paerangi has a co-sharing agreement with ServiceIQ, which sees us actively promoting the qualification throughout the country. We’ve also begun aligning our training and resources against the Certificate’s Unit Standards so that ServiceIQ trainees attending our courses get credit for doing so.

NSTP staff have been trained as assessors for the qualification, and we also sit on the Museum Training Council, providing advice on matters relating to museum training.

We do all of this to ensure that access to the best training possible is simple and straightforward for people working in New Zealand’s museums. As Debbie Martindale from ServiceIQ asserts, ‘It’s important for museums to have appropriately qualified staff. By sharing expertise we’re giving museums the right support to engage in training.' 

Interested in doing the Certificate?

Contact Victoria Esson, Manager National Services Te Paerangi, by email on vesson@tepapa.govt.nz or call 04 381 7293 or freephone 0508 678 743.