Information releases

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is committed to making government more open, more transparent and more focused on the needs of New Zealanders.

On this page you will find a range of proactively released information which is in the public interest. If you wish, you can make an Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request to NZQA.

Advice seen by the Minister of Education

NZQA proactively releases material that the Minister of Education has seen as part of an ongoing commitment to openness and transparency.

This information is released in two stages. Each week, we release a list of titles of briefings and reports that the Minister has received from NZQA. Once a month we release the full text of the advice received.

We will release documents with some redactions made in line with withholding grounds under the Official Information Act 1982. Further information about this is available here.

Title Releases

Date of reportTitleCR number
18 April 2019 Education Report: Changes to New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Rules  CR18841 

Document Releases

Document titleDate published
Publication of NZQA Annual Report on NCEA and NZ Scholarship Data and Statistics 2018 CR19247 (PDF, 208KB)  
Education Report NZQA final 2019-20-2022-23 Statement of Intent and final 2019-20 SPE for publication CR19230 (PDF, 2.9MB)  
Education Report NZQA Third Quarter Report for the Period Ending 31 March 2019 CR19071 (PDF, 2.2MB) 3 July 2019
Education Report NZQA's near final 2019.20-2022.23 SOI and near final 2019.20 Statement of Performance Expectations CR18751 (PDF, 3MB) 3 July 2019
Aide-Memoire NZQA submission to the Productivity Commission Technological change and the future of work issues paper CR19215 (PDF, 2.1MB) 26 June 2019
NCEA Online Digital Assessment 2018 Trials and Pilots-Psychometric report on Levels 1 and 2 English Pilot examinations CR19231 (PDF, 791KB) 26 June 2019
Aide-Memoire Managing quality assurance in a changing environment CR18663 (PDF, 1.8MB) 5 June 2019
2018 NCEA and University Entrance Attainment Statistics CR18938 (PDF, 12MB) 5 June 2019
Education Report Changes to New Zealand Qualifications Authority NZQA Rules CR18841 (PDF, 1.5MB) 4 June 2019
Provisional 2018 NCEA and University Entrance Statistics CR18480 (PDF, 13MB) 4 June 2019
Aide Memoire Publication of User Experience Reports from NCEA Online 2018 Digital Trails and Pilots CR18935 (PDF, 547KB) 9 May 2019
Aide Memoire New Zealand Institute of Technical Training Ltd CR18827 (PDF, 2.3MB) 9 May 2019
Aide Memoire: Feedback from consultation on proposed changes to the NZQF and next steps (CR18752) (PDF, 1.5MB) 15 April 2019
Education report: Second Quarter Report for the Period Ending 31 December 2018 (CR18673) (PDF, 2.3MB) 15 April 2019
Aide Memoire: 2019 Digitial Assessment Upcoming Communications to Schools (CR18731) (PDF, 736KB) 15 April 2019


Document titleDate published
Provisional 2017 NCEA and University Entrance Attainment Statistics - Updated as at 8 February 2018 (PDF, 2.7MB) 24 May 2018
Education Report: Amendment to the Assessment (including Examination) Rules for Schools with Consent to Assess 2018 (PDF, 1.1MB) 30 May 2018
Public release of 2017 NCEA and University Entrance Attainment Statistics - Update on timing (PDF, 1.4MB) 30 May 2018
Late reporting of internally assessed results by schools (PDF, 1.3MB) 30 May 2018
Improving equity of access to Special Assessment Conditions (SAC) for NCEA in low decile schools (PDF, 2.6MB) 13 June 2018
Aide-Memoire: 2017 NCEA Level 1 Mathematics and Statistics examination and the Mathematics Common Assessment Task (MCAT) (PDF, 1.3MB) 13 June 2018
Aide-Memoire: Background for Minister's Meeting with the Board of NZQA on Monday 30 April (PDF, 1.8MB) 13 June 2018
Final 2017 NCEA and University Entrance Attainment Statistics (PDF, 2.7MB) 13 June 2018
Update on late reporting of internally assessed results by school (PDF, 1.8MB) 10 July 2018

Education Report: Table with a comparison of the 2017/18 Statement of Performance Expectations performance measures against the 2018/19 performance measures (PDF, 553KB)

Appendix One (PDF, 3.5MB)

10 July 2018
Aide-Memoire: New enrolment-based measure of NCEA attainment - Updated data (PDF, 925KB) 1 August 2018
Education Report: Final 2018/19 NZQA Statement of Performance Expectations (SPE) for publication (PDF, 516KB) 1 August 2018
Release of NCEA data and its uses (PDF, 2.3MB) 14 September 2018
Publication of NZQA's Annual report on NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship Data and Statistics (2017) (PDF, 1.2MB) 14 September 2018
Tertiary Education Report: Changes to New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Rules (PDF, 4.5MB) 14 September 2018
Introducing the new enrolment-based measure of NCEA attainment to the sector and to schools: Update on implementation planning (CR17158) (PDF, 2.5MB) 2 November 2018
Aide-Memoire: 2018 New Zealand Scholarship subject list biennial review (CR17356) (PDF, 680KB) 2 November 2018
Aide-Memoire: Proposed approach to implementing a micro-credentials system in New Zealand (CR17591) (PDF, 150KB) 2 November 2018
Aide-Memoire: Background for Minister's Speech at the NZQA All Staff Half-Day (CR17630) (PDF, 469KB) 2 November 2018
Briefing: Enrolment-based Measure of NCEA and University Entrance Attainment (CR17807) (PDF, 1.4MB) 2 November 2018
Aide-Memoire: 2018 New Zealand Scholarship subject list biennial review (CR18055) (PDF, 683KB) 2 November 2018
Education Report: NZQA's 2017/18 Annual Report (CR18022) (PDF, 581KB) 2 November 2018
Aide-Memoire: Overview of the development of external evaluation and review (EER) (CR18097) (PDF, 2.1MB) 15 November 2018
Memo: Review of the list of standards that meet University Entrance literary requirements (CR18119) (PDF, 1.9MB) 15 November 2018
Consultation on proposed changes to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (CR18176) (PDF, 6.4MB) 15 November 2018
Aide-Memoire: New Zealand Qualifications Framework Review (CR18176) (PDF, 1.1MB) 15 November 2018
NZQA response to State Services Commission Inquiry into use of External Security Consultants (CR17864) (PDF, 101KB) 18 December 2018
Aide-Memoire: Export Education Levy reimbursements and provider accountability (CR17060) (PDF, 2.7MB) 21 December 2018
Analysis of Industry Training Federation's paper on Making Micro-Credentials Work for Industry Training (CR17629) (PDF, 875KB) 21 December 2018
2019 Plans for Digital Assessment (CR18386) (PDF, 1.2MB) 21 December 2018


Official Information Act releases

As part of our commitment to be open and transparent, NZQA is publishing responses to selected OIA requests which are in the public interest.

NZQA publishes responses to OIA requests, after requestors have received their response from us and only where there is no risk to the privacy of individuals.

When we respond to requestors we explain whether we intend to make the information available. Requestor names and addresses are removed before publication.

NZQA's OIA responses will typically be released on our website quarterly, or as otherwise determined.

Details of request Date published
Tertiary Education Organisations: Closures and External Evaluation and Review (PDF, 1.2MB) 1 October 2018
External Evaluation and Review reports for Taupo Language and Outdoor Education Centre and BEST Pacific Institute of Education (PDF, 40MB) 1 October 2018
Official Information Act request statistics (PDF, 97KB) 1 October 2018
Incidents of misplaced public information (PDF, 82KB) 1 October 2018
Level 7 Business and IT programme monitoring and moderation (PDF, 721KB) 1 October 2018
Partnership Schools: Reviews, correspondence and data (PDF, 3.4MB) 1 October 2018

NCEA Music data (PDF, 78KB)

Appendix 1 (PDF, 51MB)

Appendix 2) (PDF, 129KB)

1 October 2018
Catholic schools NCEA data (PDF, 2MB) 1 October 2018
NCEA fees (CR18018) (PDF, 2.1MB) 14 December 2018
Bay of Plenty College of Homeopathy (CR18075) (PDF, 671KB) 14 December 2018
Charter schools data (CR18082) (PDF, 146KB) 14 December 2018
Private Training Establishments - cancellation of registration and withdrawal of accreditation (CR18098) (PDF, 560KB) 14 December 2018
Gunsmithing standards (CR18145) (PDF, 1.7MB) 14 December 2018
NCEA data by gender, decile and ethnicity (CR18322) (PDF, 328KB) 14 December 2018
NCEA exam breaches (CR18334) (PDF, 195KB) 14 December
NCEA data - credits achieved per level (PDF, 157KB) 14 December 2018
NCEA Level 1 Maths data (CR18381) (PDF, 262KB) 14 December 2018
International students in New Zealand high schools data (CR18446) (PDF, 807KB) 15 April 2019
List of schools involved in digital Pilot examinations in 2018 (CR18660) (PDF, 750KB) 15 April 2019
NCEA Reconsiderations data 2013 2017(CR18646) (PDF, 12MB) 15 April 2019
NZQA advertsing spend over the last five financial years(CR18671) (PDF, 951KB) 15 April 2019
Unpaid NCEA fees(CR18651) (PDF, 975KB) 15 April 2019
NZQA Parental leave policy and procedures CR19011 (PDF, 41MB) 28 June 2019
Composition of NZQA Legal team CR19160 (PDF, 354KB) 28 June 2019
Special Assessment Conditions data by decile 2015 to 2018 CR19012 (PDF, 10MB) 28 June 2019
NCEA Level 3 External Maths standards data for 2018 CR18862 (PDF, 6.7MB) 28 June 2019


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