NZQA Approved Programmes leading to two New Zealand Qualifications
A key difference between National Certificates and the new qualifications is that students must be undertaking an approved
programme of study which is designed to lead to the graduate outcome in the certificate. This means that a New Zealand
Certificate cannot be awarded solely on the basis of a student having achieved particular standards (as it could for National
Certificates). The student must now have undertaken an approved programme of study.
This change means that schools with programme accreditation will need to report the successful completion of a New Zealand
Certificate to NZQA. The school will continue to be the awarding body, as it is now for National Certificates. Reporting the
achievement to NZQA will enable NZQA to issue the certificate to the student and to maintain the student’s New Zealand
Record of Achievement.
Schools will need to:
by 1 December each year; and
Click the link below for instructions and forms.