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NZQA Approved Programmes leading to two New Zealand Qualifications

Training Training Training Verification Procedures Verification Accreditation Accreditation Choice


CONGRATULATIONS to Fairhaven School - First specialist school to secure NZQA accreditation to deliver the approved SPEC programme

towards the New Zealand Certificate in Skills for Living. Click here to see what this looks like for Special Schools.  This has been a five

year battle and finally we have a solution.  This also means that the school will in the future, be included in any NZQA correspondence.

News Flash

In spite of the disruption of Convid earlier in 2020, many students achieved The New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills Level 1 or,

The New Zealand Certificate in Skills for Living.

Both qualifications have been reviewed by official panels, and amendments have been suggested, and are awaiting approval of the changes.


As a result of the disruption of Convid earlier in 2020, we have re-structured how we offer professional development.  Click on Training above.


We are launching a story book has exciting, detailed, coloured pictures on every page. The story has been written in rhyme with a target age

group of 6 through to teenage years, and even adults are enjoying  the content. Click here to order your copy.


Classroom/Library story book