Qualifications and standards

Review of Business Administration unit standards 2020

NZQA National Qualifications Services (NQS) is reviewing the suite of Business Administration and Technology unit standards at Levels 3-6 that are aligned to meet the requirements of the NZ Business Administration and Technology qualifications. 

The review is of the following fourteen (14) unit standards in the Business Administration Services domain, directly linked to the reviewed Business qualifications:




Business Administration

Business Administration Services

29024 - 29027, 29029 - 29038

We invite expressions of interest in participating in the review, either as a member of the Review panel or as part of the supporting email network.  We are also inviting feedback on these standards to inform the review, and we are particularly interested in receiving comments on credit value size and the value of having unit standards available that are aligned to the qualifications.

Review panel

There will be one review panel, which will include up to eight members. Individually each panellist will:

  • have wide expertise, and credibility, prestige, and mana within the sector

  • have direct experience with relevant unit standards

  • understand and be committed to best practice in standards-based assessment

  • be able to work collaboratively for the common good rather than just for their own sector or interests

  • be available for the review panel meetings.

Collectively, the panel will as far as possible be representative of all stakeholder groups. Panellists will also be part of the email network.

Review panels are proposed to convene July – August 2020 to:

  • examine the current standards and to decide whether/how they need to be amended so that they continue to align to the reviewed business qualifications and meet identified needs

  • examine coherence with the business administration standards reviewed in 2019

  • where relevant, decide whether other new standards are also needed.

We pay a fee for service to panellists, including for e-meetings, and we meet all travel and accommodation expenses.

If you wish to apply to be a panellist, please email the Application/Nomination (DOCX, 529KB) form to nqs@nzqa.govt.nz by Friday 26 June 2020.

Email network

Members of the email network will receive regular updates between meetings with opportunities to contribute feedback, opinions, and ideas. We are happy to add people to the email network at any time.


Any feedback or interpretation issues with the unit standards that might inform the review panel can be forwarded to nqs@nzqa.govt.nz

Thank you in advance for your contribution to the ongoing quality of these standards.


If you would like to receive information and updates about business administration unit standards, please send a message to nqs@nzqa.govt.nz asking to be added to the stakeholder list.

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