Consultation on reviewed Early Childhood Education qualifications at Levels 2-6

Closed 30 Sep 2020

As qualification developer, NZQA National Qualifications Services on behalf of and in collaboration with the sector, invite you to provide feedback on the reviewed Early Childhood Education qualifications.

The major changes proposed include:

  • changing the titles of the Level 2 and 3 Certificate qualifications
  • replacing the existing NZ Certificate in Early Childhood Learning and Care (Level 2) (40 credits) [Ref: 2848] qualification with a 60-credit qualification - NZ Certificate in Care for the Developing Child (Level 2)
  • updating the qualifications to better match current sector practice and needs, and current listing requirements
  • developing a draft new qualification designed for offshore delivery and pathways

We invite you to consider the consultation document (PDF, 317KB) which includes a summary of the changes proposed, and each of the reviewed qualifications.

Your comments and feedback on any aspect of the reviewed qualifications may be submitted via the online survey or sent directly to by 30 September 2020.

Further information on the review is available from the ‘2020 ECE qualifications review' section of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) qualifications Levels 1-6 webpage.

Thank you in advance for your help. We look forward to hearing from you.

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