Quick links to NZQF documents

Below is a list of frequently used documents and resources for the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, followed by a summary of the process for qualifications review, development and approval.

Policy documents

The New Zealand Qualifications Framework (PDF, 606KB)

Policy for reviews of qualifications at levels 1-6 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (PDF, 29KB)

Guidance documents/resources

Guidelines for the review of qualifications at levels 1-6 for listing on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (PDF, 1.6MB)

Guidelines for approval of New Zealand qualifications at levels 1-6 for listing on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (PDF, 827KB)

Guidelines for assurance of national consistency of graduate outcomes for qualifications listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (PDF, 373KB)

Transitioning from current qualifications to New Zealand qualifications

Qualifications review documents

To report results of the qualifications review process, complete and submit:

Report of the Qualifications Review (NZQF5) (DOC, 73KB)

Outcomes of a Qualifications Review: Changing the status of current qualifications (NZQF6) (DOC, 47KB)

NZQF6 was updated to version 1.2 in March 2012.

Qualification owners need to complete NZQF6 to confirm their acceptance of the proposed new suite of qualifications arising from the review.

Qualifications review tracking spreadsheet

This spreadsheet enables the progress of each review to be tracked. The spreadsheet shows the review start date, the number of qualifications involved and when the review plan and the review are due. It also lists the key contact person for each review.

Qualifications application forms

For applications to develop new qualifications, complete and submit:

Application for Approval to Develop a Qualification at Levels 1-6 (NZQF1)

Involvement in Pre-Development Stage Stakeholder Attestation (NZQF2) (DOC, 51KB)

Qualification developers also need to provide: a needs analysis and "the story" including evidence of decision-making so the analyst can understand how agreement was reached.

For applications for approval of developed qualifications, complete and submit:

Application for Approval of a Qualification at Levels 1-6 (NZQF3) (DOC, 73KB)

Involvement in Qualification Development Stakeholder Attestation (NZQF4) (DOC, 56KB)

This document needs to have been completed by all stakeholders involved in the qualification development who have been identified in Section 10 of NZQF3.

Qualification templates

New Zealand qualification template (DOC, 47KB)

Other resources

Ensuring consistency of qualification outcomes (PDF, 689KB)

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