Annual Report 2013/14

What NZQA does and why

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The education system has to work for learners, whanau, employers, iwi, industry and society. Our role is to ensure a New Zealand qualification is valued as credible and robust nationally and internationally.

Today’s and tomorrow’s learners are living in a digital age with a changing and challenging global environment. Information, education and skills development are readily accessible for most, but not all people. Understanding and responding to the growing expectations of a diverse client group continues to be NZQA’s key focus.

NZQA must be nimble in its approach, to ensure its qualifications assessment and quality assurance processes continue to produce results that have a positive impact on New Zealand’s society and economy. In order to do this, NZQA has a Future State programme that aims to ensure NZQA is able to meet the changing expectations of our learners and clients, within a digital and borderless world.

Collaboration across agencies, schools, tertiary education providers, industry and internationally remains a prominent feature in NZQA’s work programme prioritisation and implementation.

This report provides an account of NZQA’s performance against the commitments it made in its 2013/14 Statement of Intent.

NZQA’s 2014/15–2017/18 Statement of Intent1 sets out our future commitments to contributing to an education system that will deliver:

  • a New Zealand qualifications framework that is more relevant and better meets the needs of learners, employers, industry, iwi and providers
  • higher-quality assessment practices in New Zealand's secondary school
  • higher-quality education in New Zealand

 NZQA is pleased to present its 2013/14 Annual Report.

Pursuant to section 150 of the Crown Entities Act 2004, this is the Annual Report of the operations of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and the audited financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2014.


Sue Suckling
Neil Quigley
Karen Poutasi


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