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NZQA provides a number of ways in which current and previous students can access their results, for either national qualifications or standards.
When a student enrols in a programme that leads to credits for standards and national qualifications, they are given a unique identification number called a National Student Number (NSN). All standards and national qualifications gained by a student throughout their life are recorded against their NSN.
If you do not yet have an NSN, you will need to complete and send in a NZQA registration form (DOC, 410KB).
If you have a National Student Number (NSN) you can use the Learner Login to see all standards and national qualifications you have achieved.
Record of Achievement (ROA)
A Record of Achievement (ROA) is an official transcript of all the standards and national qualifications that a person has ever achieved. For more information see Record of Achievement.
Award of National Certificates and National Diplomas
When a learner has completed a National Certificate or National Diploma, they (or their provider) should notify the Authority in writing so their qualification can be included on their Record of Achievement.
To apply for your National Certificate or Diploma complete the application form (PDF, 55KB) and send to NZQA with the fee of $15.30.
If your original certificate has been lost, destroyed, misplaced or superseded by an endorsement you can apply for a reprint. Complete the application form (PDF, 66KB) and send to NZQA with the fee of $15.30 per qualification.
NCEA Annual Result Notices
The NCEA Annual Result Notice is available to secondary school candidates late in January and shows results for all standards entered by the student in the previous year. For more information see NCEA Annual Result Notice.
Gaining NCEA Level 2 after leaving school
Many students are completing NCEA – often at Level 2 – in attempting new qualifications while undertaking tertiary study. For more information about these results see Awarding of NCEA Level 2 after leaving school.
School Results Summary
A student may request a School Results Summary at any time. It provides a list of all results achieved whilst at secondary school. For more information see School Results Summary.
New Zealand Diploma in Business
To apply for your New Zealand Diploma in Business, a certificate reprint or a transcript see The New Zealand Diploma of Business (NZDipBus).
To apply for a for a certified statement to replace an original Trade Certificate or a certified statement which lists the examinations entered and the results obtained see Trade Certificates.
Advanced Trade Certificates
To apply for a certified statement to replace an original Advanced Trade Certificate see Trade Certificates.
Certified Statement of National School Qualifications Results
If you achieved any secondary qualifications before 2002, you can apply for a Certified Statement of National School Qualifications Results, which lists your past school results. For more information see Secondary qualifications before 2002.
Advanced Vocational Awards
New Zealand Certificates (NZC) including the New Zealand Certificates in Engineering (NZCE) are no longer being awarded. Transition arrangements have also expired. For further information and to apply for a certified statement to replace an original certificate see Advanced Vocational Awards .
If you are planning to study at an overseas tertiary institution, contact the institution as early as possible to find out what results information you need to provide. Australian institutions will contact NZQA directly to obtain your results.
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