New Zealand Qualifications Framework register

New Zealand Qualifications Framework register

The New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) register, formerly known as the Sector Qualifications Register (SQR), has been designed to be the single, authoritative register of data for qualifications (including awards), programmes and components of programmes. 

The Development of the NZQF register  is a key component of the Education Sector Digital Strategy programme of work, and of NZQA’s Future State Portfolio.  NZQA is working closely with both the Tertiary Education Commission and the Ministry of Education to build the NZQF Register and consider conditions for access, use, and management of this core education data.

2018 work programme

NZQA has developed the product and is planning to conduct a pilot with select Tertiary Education Organisations (TEOs) in June 2018. All TEOs will be able to use the NZQF register from August 2018, via their existing secure extranet sign-on. Support will be in place should new users require assistance.

NZQA is currently finalising a secure way to automate the collection and sharing of data as much as possible.

For more information on the rollout timing please contact


The introduction of the NZQF register will:

  • remove the need to store qualification and programme information in separate systems across various education agencies
  • provide tertiary education organisations and NZQA the opportunity to interact online during the quality assurance process, modernising the way qualifications are approved and updated, and streamlining the process
  • enable the real-time publication of information relating to approved qualifications 
  • provide an adaptable, robust, reliable, cost-effective information system, which will be easier to implement and maintain.


Page last updated 22 June 2018

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