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2019 Candidate Admission Slips and Examination Information
A2019/15 - 8 Oct 2019


Principal's Nominee

2019 Candidate Admission Slips and Examination Information

Candidates currently entered for an externally-assessed examination by 1 September 2019 will receive:

  • their 2019 Admission Slip
  • a Candidate Information Sheet (External Assessment – Rules and Instructions for Candidates)

These materials will be delivered to schools from 15 October 2019 in cartons labelled with ‘NZQA Admission Slips’.

  • Admission Slips are sorted by candidate surname and also by any sort keys you may have provided with your school data, eg, by form group. In some cases the Admission Slip may be two pages.
  • The Admission Slips are printed with a colour divider denoting the start of a new sort key.
  • The sort key is printed on the divider in large font.
  • The Admission Slips are not enclosed in envelopes.

The requirements of the Privacy Act mean candidates’ addresses will no longer be displayed on the Admission Slips.

School Actions:

  1. Hand out the Admission Slips as soon as possible and have candidates check and confirm that their entries are correct.
  2. If entries are missing, the late entry process detailed in the Principal’s Nominee Late Entries EmaiLink should be followed.
  3. Encourage the candidates to use the NZQA learner login at to check their address. If a change of address is required, please make the necessary changes by data file submission to NZQA immediately. This will ensure any booklets/materials are returned to the candidate’s correct address in January-February 2020.
  4. Remind candidates to keep their Admission Slip in a safe place and to bring it to every examination. They must not share it with anyone.

Lost Admission Slips
If candidates lose their Admission Slips, you can print a copy from your NZQA login page (Reports, Exam Reports link). This must be signed by the Principal’s Nominee. If late entries have been made after the 1 September file, these will not show on a candidate’s original Admission Slip.

Please note candidates can reprint their Admission Slip through their learner login on the NZQA website. This must also be signed by the Principal’s Nominee.


Please refer any enquiries relating to this circular to your School Relationship Manager.

School Relationship Manager
School Quality Assurance and Liaison
Telephone: 04 463 3000
Fax: 04 463 3115

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