Register micro-credentials

Apply to Toitū te Waiora for a letter of support to list a micro-credential on the NZQCF


To list a micro-credential on the New Zealand Qualifications and Credentials Framework (NZQCF), you must apply to the relevant Workforce Development Council for a letter of support. 

A micro-credential application is reviewed against the following criteria: 

  1. Does it add value to industry, learners, and community? 
  2. Does it meet an industry need? 
  3. Does it have a coherent structure? 
  4. Does it address a skills or pathway gap? 

Support from a WDC does not guarantee that NZQA will list the micro-credential or that the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) will fund it.  

Additionally, providers can submit applications to NZQA in situations where Toitū te Waiora has declined to support the proposed micro-credential. 

Requesting micro-credential support  

  1. Complete the NZQA application form 
  2. Complete the Toitu te Waiora application form 
  3. Submit the application form via email to [email protected]  

Requests will be processed within 20 working days. If successful, a letter of support will be sent. This letter of support needs to be sent, with the original application, to the team at NZQA for processing.