Creative Arts qualifications

Qualifications in Creative Arts (at Levels 1-6, excluding university qualifications) include New Zealand certificates and diplomas in:

Arts and Design, Creativity, Jewellery, Watch and Clock Making, Fashion

Digital Media and Design, Animation, Graphic Design, User Interface Design, Web Design and Development, and Photography.

Creative Arts qualifications framework (PDF, 46KB)

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Find a qualification

Browse the links below or search by qualification reference number or title.

QualificationDeveloper
New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 2) [Ref: 2625]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 3) [Ref: 2626]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4) [Ref: 2627]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 3) [Ref: 2628]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4) [Ref: 2629]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Certificate in Fashion (Level 4) [Ref: 2630]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Certificate in Jewellery (Level 4) [Ref: 2631]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Certificate in Manufacturing Jewellery (Level 4) [Ref: 2632]  Jewellery Industry Registration Board of New Zealand
New Zealand Certificate in Watch and Clock Making (Level 4) [Ref: 2633]  Jewellery Industry Registration Board of New Zealand
New Zealand Diploma in Animation (Level 5) [Ref: 2634]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Animation (Level 6) [Ref: 2635]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 5) [Ref: 2636]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 6) [Ref: 2637]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5) [Ref: 2638]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 6) [Ref: 2639]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Fashion Design (Level 6) [Ref: 2640]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Fashion (Level 5) [Ref: 2641]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Graphic Design (Level 5) [Ref: 2642]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Graphic Design (Level 6) [Ref: 2643]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in User Interface Design (Level 5) [Ref: 2644]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Web Design and Production (Level 6) [Ref: 2645]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Jewellery (Level 5) [Ref: 2646]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Jewellery (Level 6) [Ref: 2647]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Photography (Level 5) [Ref: 2648]  NZQA National Qualifications Services 
New Zealand Diploma in Photography (Level 6) [Ref: 2649]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Creativity (Level 5) [Ref: 2867]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Creativity (Level 6) [Ref: 2868]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Certificate in Creativity (Level 4) [Ref: 2869]  NZQA National Qualifications Services

Current developments

Feedback was sought in March and April 2018 on a proposal to extend the planned review date for 26 Creative Arts qualifications. Consultation closed on 16 April 2018, and versions 1 of the qualifications were republished in May to extend the qualification review date to 31 July 2020.

NQS continues to invite expressions of interest in regard to the qualification developer role for qualifications, areas or suites of qualifications in Creative Arts.

Qualification developer role

NZQA National Qualifications Services (NQS) has been interim qualification developer for 26 Creative Arts qualifications. This arrangement is until such time an alternative qualification developer/s is found. NQS will continue in this role until that occurs.

NQS invites expressions of interest in regard to the qualification developer role for qualifications, areas, or suites of qualifications, in Creative Arts. To express interest, please email creativeartsquals.review@nzqa.govt.nz.

Responsibilities of a qualification developer

The responsibilities of a qualification developer are set out in Rule 13.1 of the NZQF Qualification Listing and Operational Rules 2016: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/nzqf-qualification-listing-and-operational-rules-2016/qualification-developers/13/.

For further information, please refer to Guidelines for approval of New Zealand qualifications at levels 1-6 for listing on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (PDF, 805KB).

Mandatory review

To find out how Creative Arts qualifications were reviewed and developed, visit the Mandatory review of Creative Arts qualifications review page.

Contact

For enquiries or information about Creative Arts qualifications, where National Qualifications Services is the listed qualification developer, and/or to subscribe to receive email updates, please contact nqs@nzqa.govt.nz.

 
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