Assessment Matters


New Zealand Qualifications Framework Review
A2018/31 - 20 Nov 2018


Principal's Nominee
All Teachers

New Zealand Qualifications Framework Review

NZQA initiated consultation on proposed changes to the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF), on Wednesday 24 October. The consultation period will conclude on Friday 7 December.

The aim of the review is to ensure the NZQF remains fit for purpose, flexible and adaptive to the future needs of learners, employers, communities and iwi.

The nature of learning and work is changing, with new kinds of education products such as micro-credentials now available and more people taking part in ongoing and lifelong learning.

A fit for purpose NZQF needs to reflect these changes while also being accessible to all New Zealanders.

Feedback opportunity

The four main proposals NZQA is consulting on are:

  1. Inclusion of a wider range of education products on the NZQF;
  2. Explicitly embedding transferable competencies into the NZQF;
  3. Addressing technical issues in the NZQF and
  4. Making the NZQF easier to use and more relevant to all New Zealanders.

For more information on these and how to submit your feedback, please visit the NZQF review consultation page.


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