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.

New Zealand Qualifications register

New Zealand Qualifications register (NZQF register), previously known as Sector Qualifications Register (SQR), is a database that stores information about qualifications listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.

It is available to the public and any stakeholders to use. Any organisation or individual can download specific and targeted qualification data from the NZQF register.

How to use the New Zealand Qualifications register

The datasets are available as Linked data, which is based on the Resource Description Framework(RDF) data model. The data can be accessed by using the SPARQL endpoints provided below. SPARQL is a query language for RDF. Please refer to the NZQA SPARQL Service User Guide for instructions on how to use the service. Full details on the SPARQL can be found on the W3C website at

A list of the field properties and their vocabulary can be accessed in an HTML Format and Turtle(ttl) format

Querying the New Zealand Qualifications register

Insert your query into the SPARQL query box below. We have some examples of queries, which you may find helpful. They can be copied and pasted into the query box if you wish. See the sample queries.

Last Update Date:

Choose your output format

SELECT supported supported supported unsupported
CONSTRUCT unsupported unsupported supported supported
DESCRIBE unsupported unsupported supported supported
ASK unsupported unsupported supported unsupported


If you think you need to modify the query, please refer to the NZQA SPARQL Service User Guide.

If you have any feedback or questions, please contact NZQA at

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