Approved subjects for University Entrance

Applicants to New Zealand universities require credits in approved subjects.

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Approved Subject Achievement Standards
Accounting 91404, 91405, 91406, 91407, 91408, 91409
Agriculture & Horticulture 91528, 91529, 91530, 91531, 91532
Biology 91601, 91602, 91603, 91604, 91605, 91606, 91607, 91818, 91819
Business Studies 91380, 91382, 91384 91379, 91381, 91383, 91385
Calculus 91573, 91574, 91575, 91576, 91577, 91578, 91579, 91587
Chemistry 91387, 91388, 91389, 91390, 91391, 91392, 91393
Chinese 91533, 91534, 91535, 91536, 91537
Classical Studies 91394, 91395, 91396, 91397, 91398
Construction and Mechanical Technologies 91620, 91621, 91622, 91623, 91624, 91625, 91626 (CMT), and 91627, 91628, 91629, 91630, 91631 (DVC), and 91632, 91633, 91634, 91635, 91636, 91637, 91638, 91639, 91640, 91641, 91642 (DigiTech), and 91643, 91644 (Processing Technologies), and 91608, 91609, 91610, 91611, 91612, 91613, 91614, 91615, 91616, 91617, 91618, 91619, 91836, 91837, 91838 (Hangarau)
Cook Islands Maori 91538, 91539, 91540, 91541, 91542
Dance 91588, 91589, 91590, 91591, 91592, 91593, 91594, 91595, 91850, 91851, 91852, 91853, 91854
Design (Practical Art) 91440, 91445, 91450, 91455, and 91460, 91855, 91856, 91857, 91858, 91859
Design and Visual Communication 91627, 91628, 91629, 91630, 91631 (DVC), and 91620, 91621, 91622, 91623, 91624, 91625, 91626 (CMT), and 91632, 91633, 91634, 91635, 91636, 91637, 91638, 91639, 91640, 91641, 91642 (DigiTech) and 91643, 91644 (Processing Tech), and 91608, 91609, 91610, 91611, 91612, 91613, 91614, 91615, 91616, 91617, 91618, 91619, 91836, 91837, 91838 (Hangarau)
Digital Technologies 91632, 91633, 91634, 91635, 91636, 91637, 91638, 91639, 91640, 91641, 91642 (DigiTech), and 91627, 91628, 91629, 91630, 91631 (DVC) and 91620, 91621, 91622, 91623, 91624, 91625, 91626 (CMT) and 91643, 91644 (Processing Tech), and 91608, 91609, 91610, 91611, 91612, 91613, 91614, 91615, 91616, 91617, 91618, 91619, 91836, 91837, 91838 (Hangarau)
Drama 91512, 91513, 91514, 91515, 91516, 91517, 91518, 91519, 91520, 91850, 91851, 91852, 91853, 91854
Earth and Space Science 91410, 91411, 91412, 91413, 91414, 91415
Economics 91399, 91400, 91401, 91402, 91403, 91829
Education for Sustainability 90828, 90831, 90832, 91735, 91736, 91813, 91814, 91820, 91827, 91831
English 91472, 91473, 91474, 91475, 91476, 91477, 91478, 91479, 91480
French 91543, 91544, 91545, 91546, 91547
Geography 91426, 91427, 91428, 91429, 91430, 91431, 91432, 91433
German 91548, 91549, 91550, 91551, 91552
Hangarau See Hangarau/Technology below
Hauora* 91461, 91462, 91463, 91464, 91465 (Health Education), 91466, 91467, 91468, 91469, 91470, 91471 (Home Economics), and 91498, 91499, 91500, 91501, 91502, 91503, 91504, 91505, 91789 (Physical Education), 91811, 91812, 91813, 91814, 91815, 91816 (Hauora)
Health Education 91461, 91462, 91463, 91464, 91465, 91811, 91815, 91816
History 91434, 91435, 91436, 91437, 91438, 91439, 91830, 91834, 91835
History of Art 91482, 91483, 91484, 91485, 91488, 91486, 91487, 91489, 91855, 91856, 91857, 91858, 91859
Home Economics 91466, 91467, 91468, 91469, 91470, 91471
Indonesian 91645, 91646, 91647, 91648, 91649
Japanese 91553, 91554, 91555, 91556, 91557
Korean 91558, 91559, 91560, 91561, 91562
Latin 91506, 91507, 91508, 91509, 91510, 91511
Mathematics/Pāngarau 91573, 91574, 91575, 91576, 91577, 91578, 91579, 91587 and 91580, 91581, 91582, 91583, 91584, 91585, 91586
Media Studies 91490, 91491, 91492, 91493, 91494, 91495, 91496, 91497
Music Studies 91417, 91418, 91419, 91421, 91424, 91416, 91420, 91422, 91423, 91425, 91860, 91861, 91862, 91863, 91864
 Ngā Mahi a te Rēhia* 91850, 91851, 91852, 91853, 91854 (Ngā Mahi a te Rēhia), 91588, 91589, 91590, 91591, 91592, 91593, 91594, 91595 (Dance), 91512, 91513, 91514, 91515, 91516, 91517, 91518, 91519, 91520 (Drama), 91417, 91418, 91419 (Music Studies)
 Ngā Toi* 91850, 91851, 91852, 91853, 91854 (Ngā Mahi a te Rēhia); 91855, 91856, 91857, 91858, 91859 (Ngā Toi Ataata); 91860, 91861, 91862, 91863, 91864 (Ngā Toi Puoro)
 Ngā Toi Ataata* 91855, 91856, 91857, 91858, 91859 (Ngā Toi Ataata), 91482, 91483, 91484, 91485, 91488 (History of Art), 91440, 91445, 91450, 91455 (Visual Arts Design), 91441, 91446, 91451, 91456 (Painting), 91442, 91447, 91452, 91457 (Photography), 91443, 91448, 91453, 91458 (Printmaking), 91444, 91449, 91454, 91459 (Sculpture), and 91460 (Visual Arts), 91490, 91494, 91495 (Media Studies)
 Ngā Toi Puoro* 91860, 91861, 91862, 91863, 91864 Ngā Toi Puoro (Music), 91512, 91513 (Drama), 91417, 91418, 91419, 91421, 91424 (Music Studies)
 Pāngarau See Mathematics/Pāngarau above
 Painting (Practical Art) 91441, 91446, 91451, 91456, and 91460, 91855, 91856, 91857, 91858, 91859
 Photography (Practical Art) 91442, 91447, 91452, 91457and 91460, 91855, 91856, 91857, 91858, 91859
Physical Education 91498, 91499, 91500, 91501, 91502, 91503, 91504, 91505, 91789, 91812
Physics 91521, 91522, 91523, 91524, 91525, 91526, 91527
Printmaking (Practical Art) 91443, 91448, 91453, 91458, and 91460, 91855, 91856, 91857, 91858, 91859
Processing Technologies 91643, 91644 (Processing Tech), and 91620, 91621, 91622, 91623, 91624, 91625, 91626 (CMT), and 91627, 91628, 91629, 91630, 91631 (DVC), and 91632, 91633, 91634, 91635, 91636, 91637, 91638, 91639, 91640, 91641, 91642 (DigiTech), and 91608, 91609, 91610, 91611, 91612, 91613, 91614, 91615, 91616, 91617, 91618, 91619, 91836, 91837, 91838 (Hangarau)
Pūtaiao See Science/Pūtaiao below
Science/Pūtaiao 91601, 91602, 91603, 91604, 91605, 91606, 91607 (Biology), and 91387, 91388, 91389, 91390, 91391, 91392, 91393 (Chemistry), and 91410, 91411, 91412, 91413, 91414, 91415 (Earth and Space Science), and 90828, 90831, 90832, 91735, 91736 (Education for Sustainability), and 91521, 91522, 91523, 91524, 91525, 91526, 91527 (Physics), and 91818, 91819, 91820, 91821 (Pūtaiao)
Religious Studies 90825, 90826, 90827, 91725
Samoan 91563, 91564, 91565, 91566, 91567
Sculpture (Practical Art) 91444, 91449, 91454, 91459, and 91460, 91855, 91856, 91857, 91858, 91859
Social Studies 91596, 91597, 91598, 91599, 91600, 91826, 91828, 91832, 91833, 91834, 91835
Spanish 91568, 91569, 91570, 91571, 91572
Statistics 91580, 91581, 91582, 91583, 91584, 91585, 91586
Technology/Hangarau 91620, 91621, 91622, 91623, 91624, 91625, 91626 (CMT), and 91627, 91628, 91629, 91630, 91631 (DVC), and 91632, 91633, 91634, 91635, 91636, 91637, 91638, 91639, 91640, 91641, 91642 (DigiTech), and 91643, 91644 (Processing Tech), 91608, 91609, 91610, 91611, 91612, 91613, 91614, 91615, 91616, 91617, 91618, 91619, 91836, 91837, 91838 (Hangarau)
Te Reo Māori  91650, 91651, 91652, 91653, 91654
Te Reo Rangatira  91803, 91804, 91805, 91806, 91807, 91808, 91809, 91810, 91817
Tikanga ā-Iwi* 91826, 91827, 91828, 91829, 91830, 91831, 91832, 91833, 91834, 91835
Tongan 91679, 91680, 91681, 91682,91683

The current list of approved subjects for University Entrance has updated Te Reo Rangatira standards. For previous lists see 2014 Approved subjects for University Entrance and 2015 Approved subjects for University Entrance.

See expired approved subjects for the approved subjects prior to 2014.

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