Comparative analysis of the NZQF & EQF released

30 Jun 2017

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority has published the results of a joint project with the European Commission on the comparability of the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). The EQF is a regional common reference framework which has the purpose of improving the comparability and portability of qualifications in Europe.

The results of the joint project, published today in the Comparative Analysis of the EQF and NZQF: Joint Technical Report, examine the characteristics of the EQF as a meta-framework for European countries and the NZQF as a national framework, and establish a relationship between levels of the EQF and NZQF.

This report raises the profile of NZQF qualifications in Europe and makes it easier to compare them to EU qualifications. This will support transparent and consistent recognition decisions by education providers and employers in New Zealand and amongst European Union Member States. Ultimately this will make it easier for people who hold New Zealand qualifications and people who hold qualifications from EU countries to have their qualifications recognised for working and studying in each other’s countries.

While the outcomes of the comparability process do not entitle any holder of a European or New Zealand qualification to claim automatic recognition of their qualifications, the report provides clear information to support qualifications recognition decisions.

To access the joint technical report and read more about this work see here.

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