From 2008-2010, New Zealand and Ireland collaborated on a project to improve the basis on which we recognise each other’s qualifications.

Outcomes of the project

The project agreed that New Zealand and Ireland’s Level 7 bachelor degree, Level 8 bachelor honours degree, Level 9 master’s degree and Level 10 doctoral degree are broadly compatible.

What’s changed since the project finished

NZQA worked on the project with the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI). NQAI has since been dissolved. Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is now responsible for NQAI’s roles and functions. QQI is Ireland’s amalgamated qualifications and quality assurance authority, and was established in 2012.

The project used the New Zealand Register of Quality Assured Qualifications (the Register) as the basis for the comparison. The Register was replaced by the New Zealand Qualifications Framework in 2010.

More about the NZQF and QQI

For more information, see:
New Zealand Qualifications Framework,
Quality and Qualifications Ireland.

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