English Language unit standards review

English Language unit standards are for people for whom English is an additional language. They credential achievement in English Language proficiency.

These standards are available to secondary, tertiary and community providers of English Language programmes of study.

Upcoming reviews

The next review of English Language unit standards is scheduled for 31 December 2023.

Resources and links

Completed reviews

March 2018 – Review of English Language unit standards

The standards were reviewed to ensure there is a pathway suitable for those who want to use unit standards as assessment tools in programmes towards the New Zealand Certificates in English Language (NZCEL), at Levels 1-4.

Details are available in the March 2018 Review of English Language unit standards change report.


For more information and/or comments regarding these unit standards, please email: nqs@nzqa.govt.nz.


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