Mandatory Review of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Qualifications at levels 1-6

Current developments

Qualification listing

We are pleased to confirm that the fourteen new IT and Computing qualifications were approved for listing April 2015.  These qualifications can be accessed through the links below or by searching for the qualification reference number or title.

Now the qualifications are listed, providers will need to obtain programme approval or provider accreditation to deliver an approved programme before they can offer the new qualifications.

Thank you for your continuing support and involvement in the Mandatory Review of ICT and Computing qualifications.

Standards development and review project

NZQA Qualifications Services recently invited expressions of interest to be involved in working group/s, supporting email network or wider consultation network for the development and review of computing unit standards, to ensure there is a suite of unit standard suitable for those who wish to use standards as assessment tools in programmes towards the following four new qualifications:

We welcome your involvement in this project, and further information is available from the Computing standards and review development webpage.

Contact for the review 

Updates will be posted on this website.  If you wish to receive email updates, and/or make contact regarding the ICT review, please email or follow this link and sign up to be included in future communications about the review.  We welcome questions, ideas, contributions towards the needs analysis, and expressions of interests in being involved.

Paul Matthews is the contact at IT Professionals NZ and Diana Garrett is the contact at NQS.

Review documents - quick links

Forms and Scope



Project Team


Background to the review, including Progress to date, Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement, Stakeholder attestation forms, Qualification Owners, Working Groups, Needs Analysis, Governance - Steering Group Membership, qualifications submitted for 'approval to develop' and 'approval to list' can be accessed here.

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