Qualifications

The New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) is a comprehensive list of all quality assured qualifications in New Zealand. NZQA quality assures all National Certificates, National Diplomas, National Degrees and the New Zealand Diploma in Business.

National Certificate of Educational Achievement

New Zealand's National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) levels 1 - 3 are national qualifications for senior secondary school students. Read more »

National Certificates and National Diplomas

National Certificates and National Diplomas recognise skills and knowledge that meet nationally endorsed unit and achievement standards.

National Certificates may be gained in a wide range of areas. On the NZQF, there are more than 800 National Certificates and National Diplomas, recognising achievement in a variety of industries and subjects.

Trade qualifications

In the past, NZQA administered many trade and advanced trade certificate qualifications. See Trade qualifications for more information.

New Zealand Diploma in Business

The New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDipBus) is a nationally recognised qualification, covering general business skills and knowledge, and more career-related options, such as accountancy, banking, management, marketing and tourism.

Business Qualifications

NZQA develops, maintains, support & reviews a number of business-related qualifications.  Read more »

Creative Arts Qualifications

NZQA develops, maintains, support & reviews a number of creative arts qualifications.  Read more »

Māori Qualifications

NZQA develops, maintains, supports and reviews a number of qualifications designed to meet the needs of Māori.  Read more »

English Language Qualifications

NZQA develops, maintains, support & reviews a number of english language qualifications. Read more »

Social Skills Qualifications

NZQA develops, maintains, support & reviews a number of social skills qualifications. Read more »

Science Qualifications

NZQA develops, maintains, support & reviews a number of science qualifications.  Read more »

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