Changes to titles of qualifications

Titles of some qualifications listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) are changing.

This means that over time, new and reviewed qualifications listed at levels 1-6 on the NZQF will have “New Zealand” in their titles.

The use of the term “National” or a provider name in a qualification title is being phased out as qualifications are reviewed. (The word “National” will continue to be used to distinguish secondary school qualifications at levels 1-3, namely National Certificates of Educational Achievement, known as NCEA).

All qualifications – new, reviewed, and phased out of use – will still be listed on the NZQF and all are valid qualifications.

The changes leading to new qualifications titles arose from the targeted review of qualifications undertaken in 2009. The aim of the review was to ensure that New Zealand qualifications are useful and relevant to current and future learners, and their employers.

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