Training on-the-job to nationally recognised qualifications, like the New Zealand Certificates and National Certificates Competenz offers, benefits everyone involved.

  • You can be confident you’re gaining skills that employers value 

  • Employers can be confident that the skills you are gaining meet industry standards.

Why are there two sets of qualifications?

New Zealand Certificates have replaced National Certificates. We worked closely with experts in our industries to review and update the National Certificates to ensure they meet changing needs. The New Zealand Certificates are the result. However, the government and our industries continue to recognise the National Certificates as valid, relevant qualifications.

How are the qualifications nationally recognised?

New Zealand Certificates and National Certificates are listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework. A government agency, the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), manages these qualifications on behalf of New Zealand industries.