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Consultations and reviews

This page provides links to a number of different NZQA publications.  Read more »

Information regarding COVID-19

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NZQA's primary focus is to support the education community, while helping to keep people safe. Read more »

Future State
Our role

NZQA's role in the education sector is to ensure that New Zealand qualifications are accepted as credible and robust, nationally and internationally, in order to help learners succeed in their chosen endeavours and to contribute to New Zealand society. Read more »

Our structure

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is headed by a Board, which is appointed by the Minister of Education. The Minister approves all policy matters relating to education in New Zealand.

NZQA is led by its Strategic Leadership Team, which comprises the Chief Executive, five Deputy Chief Executives and the Chief Adviser Pasifika. Read more »

Diversity, inclusion and equity
Working at NZQA

NZQA has a team of around 450 people who are committed to quality education for all New Zealanders. We work hard to provide a rewarding and challenging workplace that offers job satisfaction, personal growth and work-life balance for all our staff.

Our commitments to equity and lifelong learning are reflected through professional development programmes, including a comprehensive range of opportunities to learn and practice te reo Māori as well as opportunities for staff to strengthen their Pacific cultural capability.

NZQA is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for Māori and Pacific staff, including supporting whakawhanaungatanga and leadership development through Te Kāhui Māori and our Pacific Staff Network. These groups also provide a collective voice forum for Māori and Pacific staff. Read more »

Official Information Act requests

The Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) is designed to make government activities more open and transparent to the public. Read more »

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