Qualifications and standards

Development of Whānau Ora standards

This page provides updates and notices during the development of the new assessment standards.

Listed assessment standards


Māori Qualifications Services is pleased to advise that the new Whānau Ora and reviewed Hauora assessment standards were approved for listing on the Directory of Assessment Standards (DAS) in September 2017.

For more information on the outcome of this review please download the Review and revision of Hauora, and development of new Whānau Ora standards change report.

The assessment standards are accessible by searching for the standard reference number or title.


This review was a result of the mandatory review of the Health and Disabilities, Social Services and Whānau Ora qualifications and the subsequent listing of 11 mātauranga Māori qualifications in this area on the NZQF in December 2015.

10 new Whānau Ora assessment standards have been developed to align with the outcomes of the new Level 3 Whānau Ora qualification:

New subfield

To align with these qualifications, a new subfield, Te Ara Hou ki te Ora has been created with two new domains Hauora and Whānau Ora. Standards classified in the Kaupapa Hauora and Tikanga Hauora domains have been reclassified to the new Hauora domain. The subfield Hauora has now been designated to expire.


For feedback on or enquiries about the standards above, please email Māori Qualifications Services.

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