Progress and results for qualification reviews

The progress of reviews of qualifications

The Targeted Review of Qualifications (TRoQ) at levels 1-6 (non-university) on New Zealand’s ten-level qualifications framework commenced in 2008. The review was initiated in response to concerns raised by employers, employees and unions about the clarity and relevance of qualifications, particularly vocational qualifications.

One of the changes recommended was that all qualifications required mandatory periodic reviews to determine they are still fit for purpose.

On July 2010, there were 4,610 qualifications (levels 1 – 6) and it is estimated that this number will be reduced to 1200 as a result of TRoQ. The reviewed qualifications have been replaced by new qualifications, and are being progressively discontinued. They will not be displayed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).

Results of completed mandatory reviews of qualifications

For information about reviews currently in progress, see the Qualifications review tracking sheet (XLSX, 37KB). The tracking sheet is updated every month.

Following the completion of a qualifications review, new qualifications are published on the NZQF.

The new qualifications are also listed in Results of Qualifications Reviews (XLSX, 103KB).

Making an application for programme approval and provider accreditation

For more information see Applications for programme approval and provider accreditation.

Further information

For further information please contact NZQA by email at

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