Level 3: 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 3 - Qualifications Assessed as Equivalent for Pay Equity Purposes 
Assessed Qualification NZQA Level Qualification programme provider  Qualification Equivalence Assessment Level
Ames Certificate in Support of the Older Person 3 Ames Group New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3

Waiariki Certificate for Health Care Assistants
3
Waiariki Institute of Technology
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
BEST Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) 3 BEST Pacific Institute of Education Ltd New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Certificate in Achievement Wellcare Core Enhanced  3
Wellcare Education
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Certificate in Aged Care 3 Regent International Group New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Certificate in Child and Community Care 3 Otago Polytechnic New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 2
Certificate in Community Caring 3 Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Certificate in Community Support 3 Wellington Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Certificate in Community Work 3 Auckland University of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Certificate in Dental Assisting 3 New Zealand Dental Association New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Certificate in Diversional Therapy 3 Eastern Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Certificate in Education Support 3 Taranaki Educare Training Trust New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Certificate in Health Care Assistance  3
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Certificate in Health, Disability & Age Support (Core Competencies) 3 Eastern Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Certificate in Introduction to Social Services 3 Eastern Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Certificate in Pre Entry to the Bachelor of Nursing 3 Southern Institue of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Community Support Services (Core Competencies) 3 BMETS Training Consultancy New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Community Support Services (Core Competencies) 3 Health Ed Trust New Zealand Incorporated New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Community Support Services (Core Competencies) 3 Wellington Institute of Technology (Weltec) New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Certificate in Teacher Support Services 3 New Zealand Career College New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 2
Health and Wellbeing (Health Assistance)  3 St John of God Hauroa Trust  New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Health, Disability & Aged Support (Core Competencies) 3 NZQA New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) 3 Careerforce New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Human Services) 3 Careerforce New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Intellectual Disability) 3 Careerforce New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) 3 Careerforce New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Vision and Hearing Screening)  3 Careerforce New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy 3 Careerforce New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
National Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Care  3 NZQA National Qualifications Service  New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
National Certificate in Health, Disability, & Aged Support (Core Competencies) 3 Careerforce New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
National Certificate in Health, Disability, & Aged Support (Health Assistants) 3 Careerforce New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
National Certificate in Offender Management 3 ETITO (Department of Corrections) New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
National Certificate in Pharmacy (Assistant) 3 Pharmacy Industry Training Organisation New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing  3
National Certificate in Rest Home Care (Core) N/A Multiple accredited education providers New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (Community) 3 Careerforce New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (Residential) 3 Careerforce New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
National Certificate in Youth Work (Youth Leadership) 3 Careerforce New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
National Certificate Supporting the Older Person 3 Ames Group New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
New Zealand Certificate in Emergency Care (First Responder) 3 St John New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 2
New Zealand Certificate in Emergency Care (First Responder) 3 The Skills Organisation New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 2
New Zealand Certificate in Youth Work 3 Community Support Services ITO New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 2
NZIS Certificate in Personal Training  3 New Zealand Institute of Sport New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Pre-Entry to the Bachelor of Nursing 3 Southern Institue of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Support of the Older Person 3 Wellcare Education Ltd New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Level 3 - Qualifications Assessed as NOT Equivalent for Pay Equity Purposes 
Assessed Qualification NZQA Level Qualification programme provider  Qualification Equivalence Assessment
Care Training Online 3 Leigh Kelly Not Equivalent*
Caring for Children 3 Stotts Cengage Education Unable to Assess**
Certificate in Advanced Rest Home Care 3 Eastern Institute of Technology Not Equivalent*
Certificate in Aged Care 3 Quest College Not Equivalent*
Certificate in Applied Sports 3 Te Wananga o Aotearoa Not Equivalent*
Certificate in Child Protection Studies 3 Institute for Child Protection Studies Trust Inc Not Equivalent*
Certificate in Community and Health Support 3 Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Unable to Assess**
Certificate in Foundation Studies 3 Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Unable to Assess**
Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3 Geneva Health Care Not Equivalent*
Certificate in Health Sciences 3 Unitec Not Equivalent*
Certificate in Health Sciences (Pre-Entry) 3 Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) Not Equivalent*
Certificate in Introduction to Health Science MCIHS2 3 Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Not Equivalent*
Certificate in Pre-Health & Science 3 Ara Institute of Canterbury (formerly CPIT) Not Equivalent*
Certificate in Pre-Health & Science 3 Tai Poutini Polytechnic Not Equivalent*
Certificate in Residential Care 3 Tai Poutini Polytechnic Unable to Assess**
Certificate in Science and Health 3 Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Not Equivalent*
Certificate in Social Work 3 Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust Unable to Assess**
Certificate in Special Needs and Teacher Support 3 Regent Training Centre Unable to Assess**
Community Care Skills 3 Transition Training Limited Unable to Assess**
Health Studies 5102 and 6400 3 Careerforce Not Equivalent*
Health Studies 6401 and 6402 3 Careerforce Not Equivalent*
Introduction to Caregiving 3 Geneva Elevator Not Equivalent*
Level 3 Caregiver 3 Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) Unable to Assess**
Lift & Position People Safely (5012) 3 Aged Care Education (NZ) Ltd (ACE) Not Equivalent*
MIT Certificate in Foundation Education for Tertiary Pathways 3 Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) Not Equivalent*
National Certificate in Business (First Line Management) 3 NZQA Not Equivalent*
National Certificate in Health Science 3 Whitireia Community Polytechnic (now Whitireia NZ) Unable to Assess**
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation 3 Eastern Institute of Technology Not Equivalent*
New Zealand Dementia Series 3 Aged Care Education (NZ) Ltd (ACE) Not Equivalent*
Residential Care of the Elderly/Advanced Certificate in Residential Care of the Elderly 3 Northland Polytechnic Unable to Assess**
Taking Care 3 Creative Training Systems NZ Limited Unable to Assess**
Teaching Children with Special Needs 1 and 2 3 College of Education Palmerston North Unable to Assess**
Teaching People with Disabilities 3 Christchurch Polytechnic (now Ara) Unable to Assess**
Variety of Modules  3 Open Future Learning  Not Equivalent*
WITT Certificate for Health Assistants 3 Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) Unable to Assess**

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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