Providers and partners

About education organisations

An education organisation can be any educational organisation supplying education and/or training and/or assessment services to learners. A wide range of programmes and qualifications are offered in New Zealand.

Education organisations can be accredited to deliver programmes leading to the award of New Zealand qualifications. Before applying for accreditation, private and government training establishments must be recognised by NZQA. Read more »

NZQA's quality assurance system for tertiary education organisations

NZQA operates an integrated quality assurance system where all the components support each other.

This quality assurance system is based on the Evaluative Quality Assurance Framework (EQAF). It covers all of the tertiary education sector, except universities. Read more »

Guidelines and forms

This page contains links to documentation for providers in the tertiary sector.

If you need resources for schools go to the Forms and documents for schools page. Read more »

Consistency of graduate outcomes

Consistency of graduate outcomes provides assurance that all graduates of New Zealand qualifications meet the outcomes to an equivalent, nationally acceptable standard.

Graduates can get a New Zealand qualification through a range of education organisations. More than one programme can lead to a single New Zealand qualification.

Assuring national consistency supports the credibility of New Zealand qualifications, both in New Zealand and internationally. Read more »

Approval, accreditation and registration

Approval, accreditation, and registration define NZQA's quality requirements for education organisations and the programmes they provide. Read more »

Monitoring and Assessment

NZQA has a Monitoring and Assessment team within the Quality Assurance Division. Read more »

External evaluation and review
Assessment and moderation of standards
Submitting results and awarding qualifications and micro-credentials

Providers are required to report information to NZQA to ensure that records of learner achievement are maintained. Read more »

Tertiary and International Learners Code of Practice
Offshore use of qualifications and programmes

Qualifications listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) can be used offshore. This page provides information about the development of programmes and qualifications for use in countries other than New Zealand. Read more »

Reform of vocational education

In 2020, the government implemented reforms of the vocational education sector to create a strong, unified, sustainable vocational education system that is fit for the future of work and delivers the skills that learners, employers and communities need to thrive. It became known as the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) project. Read more »

International Education planning

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