TEO issue of New Zealand qualification and micro-credentials achievement certificates

Education organisations are now able to award and issue New Zealand certificates listed at levels 1 to 6 and New Zealand diplomas at levels 5 to 7 on the New Zealand Qualifications and Credentials Framework (NZQCF).

Education organisations can do this if they are accredited to deliver study or arrange training for these qualifications and credentials.

Printing qualification and micro-credential achievement certificates

Education organisations can print their own qualification and micro-credential certificates using the following specifications:

Qualification developers

Qualification developers of New Zealand qualifications may use the printing specifications when their qualification or micro-credential is approved for listing on the NZQCF, and its unable to be awarded by the accredited provider or arranger of training. 

Award options for education organisations

NZQA encourages education organisations to exercise their rights and responsibilities. However, some will not have the capacity to award qualifications or issue qualification documents.

This may include some receiving organisations that offer work-based learning programmes leading to New Zealand qualifications where assessment occurs wholly against assessment standards on the Directory of Assessment and Skill Standards (DASS).

In these cases, following a request NZQA can:

  • undertake a QualCheck
  • record qualification or micro-credential completion on the New Zealand Record of Achievement (NZRoA)
  • print a qualification document, if required.

This option keeps the education organisation's preference and programme assessment occurs wholly against assessment standards on the Directory of Assessment Standards.

Recording New Zealand qualifications on a learner’s NZRoA

Education organisations can report the award of New Zealand qualifications to NZQA through the tertiary login so that learners benefit from having the achievement appear promptly on their record of achievement.

Under the heading ‘Submit Data’ there is a link titled ‘Report Qualification or Micro-credential Completion’.

More information

Submitting results and awarding qualifications and micro-credentials

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