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.

Māori Qualifications Services

Mātauranga Māori qualifications have been developed with a Māori world view and in consultation with whānau, hapū, and iwi; and with the guidance and expertise of Whakaruruhau, Governance and Working Groups.

Mahinga Kai, Wāhi Tapu and Environment Māori Ngā Toi Māori
Manaaki Marae Reo Māori Media
Māori Business and Management Te Reo Māori me Ngā Tikanga Māori
Māori Governance Tourism Māori
Te Whakangungu Pakeke Te Ara Hou ki Te Ora
Ngā Mokopuna - A Māori World View of Early Learning  

MQS Planned Reviews and Developments for 2023


New Zealand Certificate in Tiaki Kuia, Koroua (Level 3) 2873
New Zealand Certificate in Tiaki Kuia, Koroua (Level 4) 2874
New Zealand Certificate in Social Services (Māori) (Level 4) 2875
New Zealand Diploma in Social Services (Level 5) 2876

National Qualifications Services

*Qualifications Developer responsibilities transferred to Workforce Development Councils (WDC) October 2021.


WDC transferred to

Business Ringa Hora (Services)
Computing Toi Mai - Creative, Cultural, Recreation and Technology
Creative Arts Toi Mai - Creative, Cultural, Recreation and Technology
Early Childhood Education Toitū te Waiora (Community, Health, Education and Social Services) CHESS


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