Further consultation on the review of the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF)

Closed 09 Sep 2019

NZQA is reviewing the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) to ensure it remains fit for purpose, flexible and adaptive to the future needs of learners, employers, communities and iwi, and better reflects New Zealand's cultural context. 

Classifying qualifications by level and type, the NZQF is the backbone of New Zealand’s qualifications system and is underpinned by robust quality assurance processes, ensuring confidence in New Zealand’s qualifications system. It also creates a referencing point for people with domestic and international qualifications - supporting a mobile workforce.

Further consultation proposals

The eight main proposals for consultation were:

  1. Including a wider range of quality assured education products onto a broader qualifications and credentials framework
  2. Embedding transferable competencies into the NZQF
  3. Ensuring that vocational qualifications can be listed at higher levels of the NZQF
  4. Addressing the level 7 Diploma issues
  5. Addressing the level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree issues
  6. Supporting the development of degree apprenticeships
  7. Addressing other technical issues raised in the review
  8. Making the NZQF easier to use and more relevant to all stakeholders.

Consultation on the proposals closed on 9 September 2019. Read the consultation paper (PDF, 659KB).

Feedback to the consultation

NZQA will communicate the results of the consultation later this year.

Further questions

If you have any further questions or concerns, please email NZQFReview@nzqa.govt.nz

Read more about the initial consultation.

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