NZQA-led standards reviews and developments

This page is about reviews and developments facilitated by NZQA Qualifications Services (QS). QS is responsible for the development, maintenance and review of nationally recognised assessment standards (generic and Field Māori) to support industry, employer, hapū, iwi and Government goals.

We work with industry, employers, professional groups, Whakaruruhau and other stakeholders to develop assessment standards that are nationally recognised and fit for purpose. NZQA has two standard setting bodies (SSB) responsible for the quality and credibility of the assessment standards that are submitted to NZQA for listing.

Māori Qualifications Services

Mātauranga Māori standards and qualifications have been developed with a Māori world view and in consultation with whānau, hapū, and iwi; and with the guidance and expertise of Whakaruruhau, Governance and Working Groups.

Mana Wahine Te Ara Hou ki te Ora
Manaaki Marae Te Ara Nunumi - Bereavement Pathways Māori
Māori Business and Management Te Mātauranga me te Whakangungu
Māori Performing Arts Tikanga
Ngā Mahi a te Whare Pora Tourism Māori
Reo Māori Whakairo
Reo Māori Media Whānau Ora
Taonga Pūoro  

National Qualifications Services

Adult Education and Training and Generic Education and Training Generic Design*
Business* Inclusive Education* (formerly Special Education)
Business Administration* Legal Studies
Cervical Screening* Literacy and Numeracy
Communication Skills* Mathematics in the Workplace*
Computing* Micro and Macro Economics
Core Generic Music Technology
Early Childhood Education* Niue Arts & Crafts
English for Academic Purposes Science
English Language Sociology
Financial Capability Supported Learning
Foundation and Bridging Vagahau Niue

* Standard setting responsibilities transferred to Workforce Development Councils (WDC) October 2021

Suite WDC transferred to
Business (including Business Administration) Ringa Hora - Services
Cervical Screening Toitū te Waiora – Community Health Education and Social Services (CHESS)
Computing Toi Mai - Creative, Cultural, Recreation and Technology
Early Childhood Education Toitū te Waiora – Community Health Education and Social Services (CHESS)
Generic Design Toi Mai - Creative,Cultural, Recreation and Technology
Inclusive Education Toitū te Waiora – Community Health Education and Social Services (CHESS)
Mathematic in the Workplace (Trigonometry standard) Waihanga Ara Rau – Construction and Infrastructure

Reviews being undertaken in 2021

Find more information

The assessment standard review structure



For further information, please email either National Qualifications Services or Māori Qualifications Services.

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