The Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand (CITRENZ) was formed as an organisation in 2010 following a review of the role of the the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications (NACCQ).
The National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications (NACCQ) was founded in 1988 as a result of a review of the national qualifications in data processing and information technology.
The CITRENZ sector includes the information and communication technologies departments of all polytechnics, institutes of technology and selected universities in the country. The executive committee consists of elected representatives of the academic sector and a strong representation from the information and communication technologies industry. This structure reinforces the goals of the CITRENZ to work hand in hand with industry to develop and deliver current marketable qualifications that are industry focussed and to ensure that students are work ready when they graduate.
Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand (CITRENZ) is set up to:
- Develop and maintain CITRENZ certificates and diplomas.
- Provide Quality Assurance.
- Encourage focused research.
- Provide a vehicle to apply research.
- Provide opportunities to upskill and access continuing professional development.
- Enable industry involvement.
- Represent the IT tertiary sector in Government and other forums.
- Work with industry on qualifications and graduate profiles.
- Market graduates to Industry and the world.
- Maintain sector overview of issues and trends.
- Collaborate with each other and other bodies.
- Support the development and teaching of degrees.
- Keep abreast of trends – through Industry based projects.
- Undertake accreditation.
- Staircase with secondary schools.
- Integrate with university sector.
Citrenz is an unincorporated society with charitable status. To see the details of the organisation on the charities commission web site click here.