Level 1: Pay Equity Qualification Equivalencies

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Final outcomes (as at 31 March 2020) from all qualification assessment applications are listed below. No further assessments are being completed.

These qualifications were submitted and assessed for equivalency and there were four possible outcomes:

  1. It is determined as being equivalent, at NZ Certificate in Health & Wellbeing Levels 2, 3 or 4
  2. It is determined as ‘Not Equivalent’
  3. Unable to assess – not enough information available in order to assess it.
  4. Not accredited – qualification cannot be given equivalence as the awarding provider OR the qualification is not accredited by NZQA

If your National Certificate or National Diploma from a Polytechnic or other education provider has the same name as one on this list, it is the same qualification, and has the same equivalency.

Level 1 - Qualifications Assessed as NOT Equivalent for Pay Equity Purposes 
Assessed Qualification NZQA Level Qualification programme provider  Qualification Equivalence Assessment
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person 1 Careerforce Not Equivalent*
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person 1 WITT Western Inst. of Technology of Taranaki Not Equivalent*
Support of the Older Person 1 Wairarapa Community Polytechnic Not Equivalent*

*Not Equivalent – The qualification does not sufficiently align with the graduate profile outcomes of any specified New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing.

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