NZQA Rules updated

24 Jan 2023

NZQA has updated its Rules to reflect amendments to the Education and Training Act that came into effect on 1 August 2022, and to ensure the rules remain up-to-date and fit for purpose.

The updated Rules are available at

These changes follow public and stakeholder consultation conducted last year.

These are different from the Assessment Rules for schools with consent to assess. Changes to those Assessment Rules are made annually and published on 1 February each year.

The related guidance and forms on our website will be updated over the next few months to reflect the updated Rules.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

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