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- Level 2 - Qualifications Assessed as Equivalent for Pay Equity Purposes
- Level 2 - Qualifications Assessed as NOT Equivalent for Pay Equity Purposes
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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.
|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.