Standards exclusion list

The Exclusions List was developed to avoid the use of credits from duplicate standards towards NZQF national qualifications (and awards and endorsements), including NCEA. Specifically, the registration of achievement standards that recognised the same outcomes as other achievement or unit standards necessitates a mechanism to prevent 'double dipping'.  This means that when two standards are mutually exclusive (see the list below), you cannot use the credits for both to achieve a qualification or course endorsement.

The Ministry of Education and NZQA managed the Alignment of Standards with the New Zealand Curriculum project. The new requirements that came into effect in 2013 are included in the Standards Exclusion List spreadsheet (XLS, 486KB).

Standards that have expired are no longer achievable. However, some students may already hold credit for expired standards and so should be made aware of the exclusions.

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