The New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) is a comprehensive list of all quality assured qualifications in New Zealand. NZQA quality assures all New Zealand Certificates, New Zealand Diplomas, New Zealand Degrees and the New Zealand Diploma in Business.

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Find a Qualification on the NZ Qualifications Framework

NZQA-led qualification reviews and developments

This page is about reviews and developments facilitated by NZQA Qualifications Services (QS). QS is responsible for the development, maintenance and review of nationally recognised New Zealand qualifications (generic and Field Māori) to support industry, employer, hapū, iwi and Government goals. We work with industry, employers, professional groups, Whakaruruhau and other stakeholders to develop qualifications that are fit for purpose. NZQA has two teams, Māori Qualifications Services (MQS) and National Qualifications Services (NQS), responsible for the quality and credibility of the New Zealand qualifications that are submitted to NZQA for listing. Read more

NZQA qualification materials and resources

Assessment support material and resources are available for a number of learning areas. Read more

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)

New Zealand's National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) levels 1 - 3 are national qualifications for senior secondary school students. Read more »

Changes to titles of qualifications

Titles of some qualifications listed on the NZQF are changing. Read more »

Degrees and related qualifications

Further information on qualification types at degree level is available. Read more »

Trade qualifications

In the past, NZQA administered many trade and advanced trade certificate qualifications. See Trade qualifications for more information.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (expiring)

The New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDipBus) is a nationally recognised qualification, covering general business skills and knowledge, and more career-related options, such as accountancy, banking, management, marketing and tourism. As a result of the nation-wide mandatory review of Business qualifications, the New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDipBus) is now expiring. Read more >>

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