How we develop qualifications and standards

Discover how we conduct our work in developing qualifications and standards

Toitū te Wairoa are responsible for developing and maintaining qualifications. We also develop, set, and maintain unit and skill standards for our industries.

We are responsible for 66 qualifications across the community, health, education, and social services sectors. Most qualifications are in the social services sector (27%), followed by the health sector (22%) — with most qualifications sitting at Levels 3–5 of the New Zealand Qualifications and Credentials Framework. 

We work to make sure providers are confident their programmes are relevant to employers and endorsed by industry. This means learners are confident their qualifications meet employer expectations and national industry standards. 

The full list of qualifications currently under our coverage can be found on the NZQA website here.

Explore our work in developing qualification and standards

Discover our completed reviews, as well as in progress and upcoming developments, as we continue our work.


A full list of all qualifications under our coverage can be found on the NZQA website.