Creative Arts qualifications

Qualifications in Creative Arts (at Levels 1-6, excluding university qualifications) include New Zealand certificates and diplomas in:

Arts and Design, Creativity, Jewellery, Watch and Clock Making, Fashion, Digital Media and Design, Animation, Graphic Design, User Interface Design, Web Design and Development, and Photography.

Creative Arts qualifications framework (PDF, 46KB)

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Find a qualification

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QualificationDeveloper
New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 2) [Ref: 2625]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 3) [Ref: 2626]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4) [Ref: 2627]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 3) [Ref: 2628]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4) [Ref: 2629]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Certificate in Fashion (Level 4) [Ref: 2630]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Certificate in Jewellery (Level 4) [Ref: 2631]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Certificate in Manufacturing Jewellery (Level 4) [Ref: 2632]  Jewellery Industry Registration Board of New Zealand
New Zealand Certificate in Watch and Clock Making (Level 4) [Ref: 2633]  Jewellery Industry Registration Board of New Zealand
New Zealand Diploma in Animation (Level 5) [Ref: 2634]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Animation (Level 6) [Ref: 2635]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 5) [Ref: 2636]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 6) [Ref: 2637]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5) [Ref: 2638]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 6) [Ref: 2639]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Fashion Design (Level 6) [Ref: 2640]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Fashion (Level 5) [Ref: 2641]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Graphic Design (Level 5) [Ref: 2642]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Graphic Design (Level 6) [Ref: 2643]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in User Interface Design (Level 5) [Ref: 2644]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Web Design and Production (Level 6) [Ref: 2645]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Jewellery (Level 5) [Ref: 2646]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Jewellery (Level 6) [Ref: 2647]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Photography (Level 5) [Ref: 2648]  NZQA National Qualifications Services 
New Zealand Diploma in Photography (Level 6) [Ref: 2649]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Creativity (Level 5) [Ref: 2867]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Diploma in Creativity (Level 6) [Ref: 2868]  NZQA National Qualifications Services
New Zealand Certificate in Creativity (Level 4) [Ref: 2869]  NZQA National Qualifications Services

2020 review of NZ Creative Arts qualifications

In February 2020, working groups met in Wellington to review 26 Creative Arts qualifications and develop revised drafts

These initial drafts would have been further developed and refined in March had it not been for the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The review process has been paused for the time being. Drafts for consultation will be published once working groups reconvene in July.

We welcome questions, ideas and contributions regarding any aspect of the review process and will contact all stakeholders when the review consultation goes live.

Contact

If you wish to receive email updates, and/or establish personal contact regarding the qualifications review, please email creativeartsquals.review@nzqa.govt.nz.

2018 Extension of planned review date

Feedback was sought in March and April 2018 on a proposal to extend the planned review date for 26 Creative Arts qualifications. Consultation closed on 16 April 2018, and versions 1 of the qualifications were republished in May to extend the qualification review date to 31 July 2020.

Mandatory review of Creative Arts 2015

To find out how Creative Arts qualifications were reviewed and developed, visit the Mandatory review of Creative Arts qualifications review page.

Contact

For enquiries or information about Creative Arts qualifications, where National Qualifications Services is the listed qualification developer, and/or to subscribe to receive email updates, please contact nqs@nzqa.govt.nz.

 
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