How Irish and NZ qualifications compare

Find out how New Zealand qualifications compare to qualifications gained in Ireland.

How the comparison works

New Zealand and Ireland have agreed on a comparison of our respective qualifications frameworks.

The joint project was carried out by NZQA and Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), and compared qualifications on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) and the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NQF).

The comparison is intended to make it easier for education providers and employers to understand the qualification and how it compares to similar qualifications in their country. Our arrangement with Ireland does not guarantee that a qualification completed in the other country will be automatically recognised as equivalent.

Comparison of framework levels

Click here to see a diagram that compares the NZQF, the EQF and the NFQ (JPG, 142KB).

Read the full report

The project produced a detailed user guide that sets out how the levels of the NZQF and the Irish NQF compare.

Comparing qualifications in New Zealand and Ireland – a guide (PDF, 1.9MB)

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