NZQA brochures and videos

A range of publications and resources are produced by NZQA, including brochures to support student, whānau, and community understanding of NCEA.

NCEA brochures are available for schools to order (DOC, 1.1MB) and distribute to students and their parent community. Any of these brochures can also be requested by contacting the Communications team.

There are also NCEA brochures available in other languages from the Ministry of Education that can be used to support refugee communities who do not speak English as a first language.

Secondary school and NCEA

A Guide to NCEA - for secondary school students and parents (PDF, 662KB)

Also available:

He Whakamārama mō te NCEA - Te reo Māori (PDF, 694KB)

Te kite maramaanga i te NCEA - Cook Islands Māori (PDF, 2.1MB)

Ai Dusidusi ki na NCEA - Fijian (available as pdf only) (PDF, 716KB)

Te Kairi Nakon NCEA - Kiribati (available as pdf only) (PDF, 718KB)

Ko te maamaaga ke he NCEA - Niuean (PDF, 1.7MB)

O le Ta'iala mo le NCEA - Samoan (PDF, 722KB)

Ko e Fakataukei ki he NCEA - Tongan (PDF, 726KB)

Guide to NCEA cover


NCEA Online

NCEA Online flyerNZQA is changing how students can do their NCEA exams - from handwritten papers, to online, using a PC or laptop. To find out more about what's happening, why it's important and how we're involving schools, we have developed a flyer, Supporting digital transformation in schools (PDF, 1.1MB).

This is also available in Te Reo Māori here: Te tautoko i ngā mahi aromatawai matihiko i roto i ngā kura (PDF, 1.1MB)

A quick factsheet for whānau and caregivers regarding NCEA Online is also available here (PDF, 5.1MB).

Introducing NCEA - Pocket guide

Introducing NCEA English brochure coverNZQA has a new brochure for students and whānau, and it even fits in your pocket. Introducing NCEA will give students the essential information to kickstart their NCEA journey.

This pocket guide complements the How NCEA Works video, which is available on our website, where navigating through NCEA is presented as a journey. Like all journeys, there are different levels, and you build on things you learnt before.



These are available to order here (DOC, 1.1MB)

Animated NCEA video
If you'd prefer, you can watch a short animation on how NCEA works.


These NCEA factsheets are designed to be printed off individually or viewed online.

Factsheet 1: What is NCEA? (PDF, 811KB)

Factsheet 2: NCEA and recognising excellence (PDF, 825KB)

Factsheet 3: NCEA – choosing a course or subjects at school (PDF, 830KB)

Factsheet 4: NCEA – internal and external assessment (PDF, 830KB)

Factsheet 5: NCEA and University Entrance (PDF, 822KB)

Factsheet 6: How NCEA results are recognised overseas (PDF, 809KB)

International students

A brochure is also available for international students considering studying NCEA in New Zealand. (PDF, 787KB)

Studying in New ZealandAlso available:

Thai (PDF, 4.5MB)

Korean (PDF, 580KB)

Japanese (PDF, 627KB)

Simplified Chinese (PDF, 735KB)

German (PDF, 565KB)

Spanish (PDF, 567KB)


Te Waharoa brochure - National Certificate in Māori (PDF, 434KB) - The first national qualification to recognise a broad range of Māori skills and knowledge from Putaiao to Māori Performing Arts

Te Waharoa brochure National Certificate in Māori

Enhancing Mātauranga Māori and Global Indigenous Knowledge - A collaboration of intellectual discourse by Māori and indigenous scholars on transitioning mātauranga Māori and indigenous knowledge into the 21st century.


 Enhancing Mātauranga Māori book

Conversations on Mātauranga Māori - A collection of critical essays that helps refine our understanding and descriptions of mātauranga Māori.

Conversations on Matauranga Māori book

Book of Proceedings - Hui Mana Tohu Matauranga Conference, Waiwhetu Marae, 24 June 2009. Drawing from the last two or three decades of Māori social, cultural, educational and economic development, Hui Mana Tohu Mātauranga touched upon a range of relevant and related themes and topics.

Book of Proceedings cover

About NZQA

NZQA Strategic Management Team (PDF, 631KB) - An introduction to the NZQA Strategic Management Team

SMT brochure front page

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