Qualifications and standards

Review and development of Small Business unit standards

This review is now complete. The new and reviewed unit standards have been published. These can also be accessed by searching for the unit standard's reference number or classification name.

For more information on the outcome of this review, please download the Review of Business unit standards change report.


NZQA National Qualifications Services has reviewed and proposed new Small Business unit standards.

This arose from the continuation of the review of unit standards with a focus on Small Business, and the development of new unit standards.

This review included some standards that were not included in the 2015 review (6407, 6410, 19022, 19024, 20078).  The earlier review also identified some issues for further attention, including IT, ‘soft skills’, health and safety, growing a business.

The unit standard template has changed. Explanatory notes have been renamed Guidance information and Evidence requirements are now Performance criteria.

Consultation closed Friday 2 June 2017

Consultation closed on the draft Small Business unit standards. Thank you to all who responded.


Please send comments and/or feedback to National Qualifications Services at nqs@nzqa.govt.nz.

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