System Updates: Monday 18 March 2019 Published at 4.46pm on 18 March

We are undertaking some important system updates between 5pm and midnight on Monday 18 March.

Access to secure sections of the website will be unavailable during this time, including the learner and provider login.

We have scheduled this outage at this time to minimise the impact to our clients. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Assessment Matters


Outcome of review of university entrance requirements 2016-2017
A2017/21 - 18 Aug 2017


Principal’s Nominee
All teachers/Kaiako

NZQA has completed a periodic review of the University Entrance requirements 2016-2017 to ensure that the requirements remain relevant and fit-for-purpose.

Following extensive engagement and feedback from the sector, NZQA has concluded that the current University Entrance requirements remain fit-for-purpose and should not be changed at this time.

There were two areas in which the review indicated that improvements could be considered:

  • a process for the regular review and maintenance of the approved subjects list;
  • review the list of standards that can be used to meet the literacy requirement.

NZQA has commenced work on these and will consult the sector in due course. Any changes will be phased in carefully.


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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