Level 2: Pay Equity Qualification Equivalencies

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For qualifications submitted for assessment prior to 31 December 2019, there were four possible outcomes:

  • It was determined as being equivalent (at Health & Wellbeing Level 2, 3 or 4)
  • It was determined as ‘Not Equivalent’
  • Unable to assess – not enough information was available in order to assess it. Qualifications that were unable to be assessed are ‘Not Equivalent’
  • Not accredited – qualification cannot be given equivalence as the awarding provider is not accredited by NZQA

The following assessed qualifications have been grouped according to the level of the qualification submitted for assessment. To see if a specific qualification has been assessed, look at the appropriate level document, and all qualifications are in alphabetical order.

No email confirmation will be supplied for any equivalency decision already published on this website.

When checking your qualification, please look for the exact title as it appears on your certificate.

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 2 - Qualifications Assessed as Equivalent for Pay Equity Purposes
Assessed Qualification NZQA Level Qualification programme provider  Qualification Equivalence Assessment Level
Certificate in Child and Community Care 2 Otago Polytechnic New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 2
Certificate in Foundation Studies (Health and Support) 2 Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (Now Ara) New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 2
Certificate in Health Care Assistance 2 Eastern Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 2
Certificate in Special Needs Support 2 Christchurch College of Education New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 2
Certificate in Teaching People with Disabilities 2 Ara Institute of Canterbury (Formerly CPIT) New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 2
Certificate in Teaching People with Disabilities 2 Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 2
Health Assistant Certificate 2 Eastern Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 2
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Foundation Skills) 2 Careerforce New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 2
National Certificate in Health, Disability, and Aged Support (Foundation Skills) 2 Careerforce New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 2

Level 2 - Qualifications Assessed as NOT Equivalent for Pay Equity Purposes 
Assessed Qualification NZQA Level Qualification programme provider  Qualification Equivalence Assessment
Care of the Elderly Course 2 Aspiring Training 2000 Ltd Not Equivalent*
Certificate in Health & Wellbeing 2 Drake Medox Not Accredited
Certificate in Health & Wellbeing 2 Geneva Healthcare Not Equivalent*
Certificate in Support of the Older Person 2 Eastern Institute of Technology Unable to Assess**
Dementia Care  2 Careerforce Not Equivalent*
Diversional Therapy 2 Otago Polytechnic Unable to Assess**
Fire Rescue and First Response 2 First Aid Not Equivalent*
Health and Safety 2 Impac Not Equivalent*
Health Science 2 Whitireia Community Polytechnic (now Whitireia NZ) Not Equivalent*
Health Workers Course 2 Te Aupouri Maori Trust Unable to Assess**
National Certificate in Maori 2 Te Wananga o Aotearoa Not Equivalent*
New Zealand Aged Care Certificate 2 Christchurch Nursing Bureau Not Accredited
New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills 2 Whitireia Polytechnic Not Equivalent*
New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Reo Rua) 2 Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Not Equivalent*
National Certificate of Educational Achievement 2 NZQA Not Equivalent*
Ryman Foundations Programme 2 Ryman Accreditation Programme Not Accredited

Not Accredited – The awarding provider OR the qualification is not accredited by NZQA.
*Not Equivalent – The qualification does not sufficiently align with the graduate profile outcomes of any specified New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing.
**Unable to Assess - This means there was insufficient information about this qualification in order to assess it.  This is normally due to the age of the qualification, or the education provider no longer exists.

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