Base Scope of Assessment for Schools (BSAS)

Previously known as Base Scope of Accreditation for schools

NZQA requires schools to apply for consent to assess against standards where the school does not already hold consent as outlined in the Consent to Assess Against Standards on the Directory of Assessment Standards Rules 2011 (PDF, 153KB). The Base Scope of Consent to Assess for Schools lists the domains that are automatically included in the consent to assess scope.

You can also download this list dated 21 November 2016 (PDF, 86KB).

Registered Domains

FieldSubfieldDomainBSAS Level
Arts and Crafts Dance Dance Choreography 4
Dance Performance 4
Dance Perspectives 4
Drama Drama Creation 4
Drama Performance 4
Drama Studies 4
Music Making Music 4
Music Studies 4
Music Technology 4
Niue Arts and Crafts Niue Arts 4
Niue Crafts 4
Niue Music 4
Performing Arts General Performing Arts Technology 4
Visual Arts Art History 4
Practical Art 4
Business Accounting Accounting - Generic 4
Business Administration Text and Information Management - Generic 3
Business Operations and Development Business Studies 3
Community and Social Services Journalism Preliminary Journalism Skills 3
Computing and Information Technology Computing Generic Computing 4
Software Development - Programming 3
Core Generic Core Generic Financial Management 3
Self-Management 4
Social and Cooperative Skills 4
Work and Study Skills 4
Supported Learning Supported Learning - Interpersonal and Social Skills 4
Supported Learning - Perceptual Awareness Skills 4
Supported Learning - Personal Care Skills 4
Supported Learning - Personal, Community and Work Skills 4
Supported Learning - Work and Community Skills 4
Engineering and Technology Design Design - Computer Graphics 4
Design - Graphic Communication 4
Generic Design 3
Mechanical Engineering Engineering - Fabrication 2
Engineering - Materials 2
Engineering - Measurement 2
Engineering Core Skills 2
Engineering Drawing and Design 2
Engineering Machining and Toolmaking 2
Fluid Power - Hydraulics 2
Fluid Power - Pneumatics 2
Maintenance and Diagnostics in Mechanical Engineering 2
Mechanical Assembly 2
Mechanical Engineering Technology 2
Motor Industry Motor Industry - Introductory Skills 3
Technology Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3
Design and Visual Communication 3
Digital Technologies 3
Generic Technology 3
Processing Technologies 3
Humanities English English Oral Language 4
English Visual Language 4
English Written Language 4
Health and Physical Education Health Education 4
Home Economics 3
Physical Education 4
Languages Chinese 4
Cook Islands Māori 4
English for Academic Purposes 4
English Language 4
French 4
German 4
Indonesian 4
Japanese 4
Korean 4
Latin 4
Lea Faka-Tonga 4
New Zealand Sign Language 4
Samoan 4
Spanish 4
Vagahau Niue 4
Pacific Studies Niue Tradition and Culture 4
Pacific Change and Development 3
Pacific Indigenous Knowledge 3
Pacific Societies 3
Religious Studies Understanding Religion 3
Sports Education Sports Practice 4
Sports Skills 4
Manufacturing Furniture Furniture Making 2
Furniture Operations 2
Māori Environment Māori Māori Environmental Management 3
Māori Environmental Practices 3
Wāhi Tapu 3
Hauora Kaupapa Hauora 3
Tikanga Hauora 3
Mana Wahine Te Aho Wahine 3
Manaaki Marae - Marae Hospitality Manaaki Marae - Takatū Kai 3
Manaaki Marae - Whāngai Manuhiri 3
Māori Business and Management Māori Management - Generic 3
Māori Performing Arts Maori Performance 3
New Māori Dance 3
New Māori Music 3
Taonga Puoro 3
Mau Rākau Te Mau Rākau 3
Te Parawhakawai 3
Te Rangatiratanga Mau Rākau 3
Ngā Mahi ā te Whare Pora Mātauranga Raranga 2
Raranga 2
Tāniko 2
Taonga Tākaro 2
Whāriki 2
Whatu 2
Reo Māori Kōrero 4
Pānui 4
Tuhituhi 4
Whakarongo 4
Reo Māori Media Nga Tikanga Pāpāho Māori 3
Te Ara Numuni - Bereavement Pathways Māori Te Ara Numumi - Ā-Kiko 3
Te Ara Numumi - Ā-Mahara 3
Te Ara Numumi - Ā-Wairua 3
Te Marautanga o Aotearoa Hangarau 3
Hauora - Wāhanga Ako 3
Ngā Toi 3
Pāngarau 3
Pūtaiao 3
Te Reo Rangatira 3
Tikanga-ā-Iwi 3
Te Mātauranga Māori me te Whakangungu Te Mātautanga Māori Whānui 3
Tikanga Tikanga Concepts 3
Tikanga Issues 3
Tikanga Practices 3
Tourism Māori Environmental Tourism Māori 3
Tourism Māori Practices 3
Whakairo Mana Whakairo 4
Te Ara Tauira Whakairo 4
Toi Whakairo 4
Whakaraupapa Whakairo 4
Whenua Governance of Māori Authorities 3
Te Whakamahi Whenua 3
Planning and Construction Construction Trades Building, Construction, and Allied Trades Skills 3
Sciences Environment Environmental Education 4
Home and Life Sciences Family, Community and Society Studies 4
Home and Life Sciences - Textile Technology 4
Mathematics Algebra 4
Calculus 4
Geometry 4
Mathematical Processes 4
Mathematical Studies 4
Measurement 4
Number 4
Quantitative Methods 4
Trigonometry 4
Science Agricultural and Horticultural Science 4
Biochemistry 4
Biology 4
Chemistry 4
Earth and Space Science 3
Environmental Sustainability 3
Microbiology 4
Molecular Biology 4
Physics 4
Science - Core 4
Statistics and Probability Probability 4
Statistics 4
Service Sector Driving Driver Licence Class 1 2
Hospitality    Accommodation Services 1
Cookery 1
Food and Beverage Service 1
Hospitality - Foundation Skills 1
Social Sciences Economic Theory and Practice Economics 4
Macro Economics 4
Micro Economics 4
Social Science Studies Classical Studies 4
Geography 4
History 4
Legal Studies 4
Media Studies 4
Psychology 4
Social Studies 4
Sociology 4

Expiring Domains

FieldSubfieldDomain
BSAS Level
Computing and Information Technology Computing Computer Management 3
Computer Operations 3
Software Development - Design 3
Software Development - Multimedia 3
Software Development - System Assurance and Documentation 3
Core Generic Core Generic Personal Financial Management 3
Engineering and Technology Mechanical Engineering Composites 2
Fluid Power 2
Technology Systems Technology 4
Technology - General Education 4
Humanities Christian Ministries Christian Leadership 3
Christian Mission 3
Christian Worship and Preaching 3
Developing Christian Spirituality 3
Christian Studies Biblical Studies 3
Christian Ethics 3
Christian Theological Studies 3
History of Christianity 3
Languages English for Speakers of Other Languages 4
Māori General Education Māori Māori Geography 4
Pāngarau 4
Pūtaiao 4
Tikanga-ā-Iwi 4
Reo Māori Te Reo Rangatira 4
Sciences Home and Life Sciences Food Technology and Nutrition 4
Science Astronomy 4
Earth Science 4
Service Sector Hospitality Hospitality Operations 1

Expired Domains

FieldSubfieldDomain
BSAS Level
Arts and Crafts Art Practical Art
4
General Arts and Crafts        Visual Arts - Core
4
Performing Arts General  Performing Artist Self Management 4
Performing Arts Management 4
Business Office Systems Text Processing
4
Wordprocessing
4
Computing and Information Technology Computing Software Development
3
Core Generic Core Generic Law-Related Education
4
Engineering and Technology Technology Materials Technology
4
Process Technology
4
Humanities Christian Ministries Christian Worship, Liturgy, and Homiletics
4
Christian Theology Biblical Studies
4
Christian Ethics
3
Christian Theological Studies
3
Church History
3
History of Christianity
3
Pacific Studies Pacific Business and Management 3


Māori

General Education Māori
Hangarau 4
Kōrero Me Ngā Reo 4
Ngā Mahi Toi 4
Oranga 4
Māori Performing Arts Mau Rākau 3
Tikanga Māori Society 3
Ngā Atua 3
Tikanga Environment 3
Sciences Mathematics Mathematics
4
Social Sciences Social Science Studies Art History
4
Māori Geography
4
Social Sciences 4
 
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