For providers (including schools)

National external moderation

The national external moderation system provides assurance in the quality of assessment carried out by organisations with consent to assess.

Consent to assess

We support consent to assess applications where they are the standard setting body.   

Programme endorsement 

If you are developing a programme that leads to a qualification listed on the NZQF, the Education and Training Act requires you to get the programme approved by NZQA. If you are interested in delivering a programme, you also need to be accredited as a provider of that programme.  

Consent and Moderation requirements 

We are responsible for the development and maintenance of Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) documents.    

Qualifications and Standards 

We are responsible for developing and maintaining qualifications, and developing, setting, and maintaining unit standards for the industries in our coverage area. 

Programme Guidance

Guidance documents are available to support providers developing programmes that lead result in the award of the following qualifications listed below.