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 report Title CR number
22 November 2019 Aide-Memoire: 2019 NCEA and UE Scholarship Results and Attainment Statistics Release CR19857
18 November 2019 Aide-Memoire: Response to Select Committee on NZQA quality assurance on pastoral care Codes CR19163
23 October 2019 Briefing: Introduction of a fee waiver for reconsideration applications for students who meet financial assistance criteria  CR19656
18 October 2019 Aide-Memoire: 2019 NCEA and NZ Scholarship Examination Round  CR19475
18 April 2019 Education Report: Changes to New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Rules  CR18841 

Document Releases

Document title Date published
Education Report: First Quarter Report for the period ending 30 September 2020 (CR21447) (PDF, 258KB) 18 January 2021
Aide Memoire 2020 NCEA and NZ Scholarship Examination Round (CR21130) (PDF, 226KB) 17 December 2020
NZQA's Annual Report on NCEA and NZ Scholarship Data and Statistics 2019 (CR20649) (PDF, 107KB) 20 October 2020
Aide Memoire: Publication of NCEA Online 2019 reports (CR20683) (PDF, 100KB) 20 October 2020
Education Report: NZQA's Third Quarter Report to 31 March 2020(CR20578) (PDF, 157KB) 20 October 2020
Education Report: New Zealand Scholarship (CR20286) (PDF, 9.5MB) 20 October 2020
Education Report: NZQA's final 2020.2021 Statement of Performance Expectations for publication (CR20770) (PDF, 167KB) 20 October 2020
NZQA External Quality Assurance of NZIST subsidiaries (CR20729) (PDF, 94KB) 20 October 2020
Education Report Amendments to New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Rules (CR20477) (PDF, 182KB) 17 June 2020
Briefing Note NCEA Level 2 Mathematics and Statistics Examination Review Findings and Next Steps (CR20288) (PDF, 1.3MB)  17 June 2020
Provisional 2019 NCEA and University Entrance National Attainment Statistics (CR20091) (PDF, 12MB)  17 June 2020
Aide Memoire NCEA Results Release Update (CR20090) (PDF, 2.1MB)  17 June 2020
Education Report Final 2019 NCEA and University Entrance Attainment Statistics(CR20479) (PDF, 425KB) 17 June 2020
NZQA Aide Memoire Offshore Online Delivery (CR20489) (PDF, 103KB) 17 June 2020
Education Report Amendment to the Assessment(including Examination) Rules for Schools with Consent to Assess 2020 CR20344 (PDF, 3.7MB) 11 May 2020
Briefing Note COVID-19 Senior Secondary Assessment Update (CR20464) (PDF, 228KB) 11 May 2020
Education report: Second Quarter Report for the period ending 31 December 2019 (CR20089) (PDF, 245KB) 31 March 2020
Aide Memoire: NCEA Online participation (CR20241) (PDF, 753KB) 31 March 2020
Aide Memoire: development of operational policy and rules to support the implementation of RoVE (CR20131) (PDF, 255KB) 31 March 2020
Draft initial guidance on implementing the Education (Pastoral Care of Domestic Tertiary Students) Interim Code of Practice 2020  (CR20224) (PDF, 1009KB) 31 March 2020
Education Report: Assessment (including Examination)Rules for Schools 2020 (CR19438) (PDF, 2.6MB)  21 February 2020
Aide Memoire: 2019 NCEA Online Summary (CR19957). (PDF, 4.3MB)  21 February 2020
Aide Memoire: feedback from the second consultation on proposed changes to the NZQF and the next steps (CR19690). (PDF, 1.6MB)  21 February 2020
Briefing: Introduction of a fee waiver for reconsideration applications for students who meet financial assistance criteria.(CR19656) (PDF, 897KB)  21 February 2020
Aide Memoire:NZQA quality assurance of Level 5 and 6 New Zealand Diploma of Business (CR19109), (PDF, 1.3MB)  21 February 2020
Aide Memoire: further consultation on proposed changes to the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (CR19017) (PDF, 1.7MB)  21 February 2020
Aide Memoire 2019 NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship Examination Round (CR19475) (PDF, 3.2MB) 28 November 2019
Education Report NZQA's 2018.2019 Annual Report (CR19498) (PDF, 2.5MB) 28 November 2019
Publication of NZQA Annual Report on NCEA and NZ Scholarship Data and Statistics 2018 CR19247 (PDF, 208KB) 3 July 2019
Education Report NZQA final 2019-20-2022-23 Statement of Intent and final 2019-20 SPE for publication CR19230 (PDF, 2.9MB) 3 July 2019
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


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

NCEA Dance achievement standards data (CR21398) (PDF, 291KB)

17 Dec 2020

NCEA Reported Results 2019 and 2020 - up to 30.09.2020 (CR21245) (PDF, 13MB)

17 Dec 2020

NZ Scholarship English Part B and Part C achievement rates (CR21228) (PDF, 758KB)

17 Dec 2020

NCEA History, Maths and Visual Arts achievement data (CR21221) (PDF, 399KB)

17 Dec 2020

NCEA Special Assessment Conditions 2018 2019(CR20856) (PDF, 313KB)

SAC Data 2018 (PDF, 837KB)

SAC Data 2019 (PDF, 827KB)

6 Nov 2020
NCEA Level 1-3 Digital Technologies Information (CR20986) (PDF, 11MB) 6 Nov 2020
NZQA Greenhouse Gas Footprint (CR20916) (PDF, 237KB) 6 Nov 2020
Taratahi Agricultural Centre Private Training Establishment registration (CR21210) (PDF, 10MB) 6 Nov 2020
List of Tractor and Harvesting Programmes (CR21207) (PDF, 1.1MB) 6 Nov 2020
Special Assessment Conditions Data (CR20240) (PDF, 2.8MB) 30 June 2020
Payroll costs during Covid-19 (CR20453) (PDF, 622KB) 30 June 2020
Recognition of overseas ECE qualifications data (CR20372) (PDF, 1.3MB) 30 June 2020
Takapuna Grammar NCEA, UE and Scholarship and national data (CR20342) (PDF, 4.3MB) 30 June 2020
Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice complaints data (CR20392) (PDF, 874KB) 30 June 2020
Development of criteria of Derived Grades (CR20284) (PDF, 1.6MB) 30 June 2020
Compliance with Pastoral Code (CR20417) (PDF, 102KB) 30 June 2020
Central Otago Lakes Secondary Schools 2018 NCEA UE and Scholarship data (CR20396) (PDF, 5.6MB) 30 June 2020
Applications for recognition of ECE qualifications data (CR20381) (PDF, 1.4MB) 30 June 2020
2019 NCEA Level 2 Maths exam marking schedules (CR20402) (PDF, 24MB) 30 June 2020
MCAT data 2016 to 2018 (CR20416) (PDF, 735KB) 30 June 2020
NZ Scholarship data (CR20221) (PDF, 858KB) 31 March 2020
Numbers of NZ Scholarship Award winners 2010 to 2019 (CR20220) (PDF, 575KB)
OIA NZ Scholarship data (CR20220) (PDF, 613KB)
31 March 2020
Micro-credentials and ITO based training (CR20186) (PDF, 28MB) 31 March 2020
Disposal of flow wrap material (CR19965) (PDF, 1.4MB) 31 March 2020
Derived Grades (CR19964) (PDF, 1.1MB) 31 March 2020
NCEA 2019 Level 3 English paper (CR19898) (PDF, 685KB) 31 March 2020
NCEA Online costs (CR19874) (PDF, 1.8MB) (PDF, 858KB) 31 March 2020

NCEA grades by region (CR19872) (PDF, 638KB)

NCEA grades by region data 2009 to 2018 (CR19872).pdf (PDF, 229KB)

19 December 2019
Tertiary providers (funded) within Bay of Plenty region (CR19713) (PDF, 2.4MB) 19 December 2019
Summary of PTE complaints October 2017 to October 2019 (CR19653) (PDF, 980KB) 19 December 2019
NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 (CR19837) (PDF, 410KB) 19 December 2019
Numbers charged under s292E of the Education Act 1989 (CR19687) (PDF, 687KB) 19 December 2019
NCEA exam timetable setting process (CR19858) (PDF, 7.5MB) 19 December 2019
List of submitters to micro-credentials consultation (CR19793) (PDF, 2.4MB) 19 December 2019
Derived grades and collection of practice exam data (CR19890) (PDF, 1.2MB) 19 December 2019
Diversity Survey (CR19272) (PDF, 1.1MB) 30 September 2019
Use and cost of psychometric testing (CR19554) (PDF, 641KB) 30 September 2019
Social Media Influencers (CR19278) (PDF, 711KB) 30 September 2019
Student complaints referred to another agency(CR19227) (PDF, 579KB) 30 September 2019
Notification of PTE complaints from Fairway (CR19271) (PDF, 653KB) 30 September 2019
Leave entitlements (CR19294) (PDF, 399KB) 30 September 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 (CR18686) (PDF, 6.7MB) 28 June 2019
International students in NZ 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 considerations data 2013 to 2017 (CR18646) (PDF, 12MB) 15 April 2019
NZQA advertising spend over the last five financial years(CR18671) (PDF, 951KB) 15 April 2019
Unpaid Fees (CR18651) (PDF, 975KB) 15 April 2019
NCEA fees (CR18018) (PDF, 2.1MB)  14 December 2018
 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 2018
NCEA data - credits achieved per level (PDF, 157KB)  14 December 2018
NCEA Level 1 Maths data (CR18381) (PDF, 262KB)  14 December 2018
Tertiary Education Organisations: Closures and External Evaluation and Review (PDF, 1.2MB) 1 October 2018
Level 7 Business and IT programme monitoring and moderation (PDF, 721KB) 1 October 2018
Catholic schools NCEA data (PDF, 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 Requests statistics (PDF, 97KB) 1 October 2018
Incidents of misplaced public information (PDF, 82KB) 1 October 2018
Partnership School: Reviews, correspondence and data. (PDF, 3.4MB) 1 October 2018
NCEA Music Data  (PDF, 78KB) I October 2018
NCEA Music Data Appendix 1 (PDF, 51MB) 1 October 2018
NCEA Music Data Appendix 2 (PDF, 129KB) 1 October 2018


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