Recognising micro-credentials in New Zealand

Open for Consultation 05 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is proposing to recognise micro-credentials, alongside qualifications, within New Zealand’s government regulated education and training system from July 2018.

The proposals have been developed in conjunction with a sector working group and informed by the three micro-credential pilots underway since July 2017.

The consultation paper, Recognising micro-credentials in New Zealand’s education and training system proposes an approach to recognising micro-credentials appropriate for the New Zealand education and training system.

The paper proposes:

  • recognition and quality assurance of micro-credentials from New Zealand tertiary education organisations
  • changes to the current Training Scheme Rules 2012 to include micro-credentials
  • provisions for micro-credentials from non-New Zealand tertiary education organisations.

Give us your feedback

Please read the consultation paper (HTML or PDF (PDF, 427KB)) and provide your feedback.

You can submit your feedback and advice on the proposals through our feedback survey or email to

Consultation closes on 13 April 2018. Your feedback will help inform what happens next. The outcome of the consultation will be communicated by May 2018.

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