Our role as the National Education Information Centre (NEIC)

NZQA acts as New Zealand's National Education Information Centre (NEIC) to help improve understanding of New Zealand and international qualifications.

Why we have a NEIC

New Zealand is a member of a European qualification recognition agreement known as the Lisbon Recognition Convention. Members of the convention must have a national information centre.

As part of our entry to the Lisbon Convention, NZQA was designated as New Zealand's NEIC.

International qualification recognition treaties

What we do

The role of the NEIC is to provide information and advice on:

  • the recognition of foreign diplomas, degrees and other academic or professional qualifications
  • the New Zealand education system and education systems in other countries
  • New Zealand qualifications.

If you need more information about one of these areas, start with the information here:


Contact us

If you can't find what you need in the International section of our website, you can contact the NEIC.

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