What is NZQA?

New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) is a the country's designated national education information centre and competent recognition authority. As a New Zealand Crown entity, NZQA is tasked with ensuring that New Zealand qualifications are accepted as credible and robust, nationally and internationally. 

NZQA maintains effective liaison with overseas certifying and validating bodies in order to recognise overseas educational and vocational qualifications in New Zealand, and to achieve recognition of New Zealand educational and vocational qualifications overseas. NZQA is the governing body that maintains the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.  Learn more about NZQA on its website.