Services and Fees

Our products and services changed on 10 February 2020. If you submitted an application before this date, please click here for information on your application. 


Product Cost

International Qualification Assessment (IQA)

Includes the assessment of one qualification against the New Zealand Qualification Framework.

Add-Ons for IQAs
The following add-ons can be added to your application up to 12 months after completion of your IQA.

Teaching Assessment Add-On
Select this option to have your IQA assessed for teaching purposes. This covers Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary schooling. Selecting this option allows you to submit an additional 2 IQAs free of charge (within 48 hours of submitting the add-on).

Skill Shortage List Assessment Add-On
Select this option to have your IQA assessed against an Immigration New Zealand Skill Shortage List.

Pre-1998 Qualification fee
If you completed your qualification before 1998, this additional fee will apply. This is because the assessment of older qualifications requires more time and resources.




(in addition to the IQA fee above)


(in addition to the IQA fee above)

(in addition to the IQA fee above)

Overseas Study Assessment (OSA) 


Review of an IQA

Our team of evaluators carry out extensive research to ensure that the evaluation of your qualification is correct. There are many factors that contribute to the assessment result, and these are carefully considered by our team of experts.

If you believe that the outcome of your assessment is incorrect, you have the option to apply for a review of your IQA application through our online web portalPlease contact us first to discuss the reason why you think your IQA outcome is incorrect.

The review fee will be refunded in full if the review identifies that NZQA made an error in the original assessment. In other circumstances, such as when new information becomes available after the original assessment, the review fee may be partly refunded. No refund will be provided if the case is upheld.

This service is only available for three months following the completion of your IQA.


Other Administrative Requests

For all other requests, please contact QRS. A minimum administration fee of NZ$55 applies.   


All fees given above are GST inclusive where applicable and are subject to change. Contact NZQA or re-check the website for a list of current fees at the time you make your application.

The fees listed in the table above do not cover charges made by third parties. For example, if NZQA asks an education provider for verification of your qualifications and that education provider charges a fee, we'll let you know so you can pay the fee directly to the education provider.

Cancellations and Refunds: Cancellation requests must be received by NZQA in writing. If your application has not yet been processed, an administration fee of NZ$55 will be deducted from your refund. There will be no refund once your application is in progress.

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