Level 8: 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.

Level 8 - Qualifications Assessed as Equivalent for Pay Equity Purposes
Assessed Qualification NZQA Level Qualification programme provider  Qualification Equivalence Assessment Level
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Education) 8 University of Canterbury New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Bachelor of Arts (Hons, First Class) (Psychology) 8 University of Otago New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Psychology) 8 University of Canterbury New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Psychology) 8 Massey University New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Bachelor of Health Science (Hons) (Psychology) 8 Auckland University of Technology (AUT) New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Psychology) 8 Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Psychology) 8 University of Auckland New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Psychology) 8 University of Canterbury New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Psychology) 8 University of Otago New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Psychology) 8 University of Waikato New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons)  8 University of Waikato New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) (Psychology) 8 University of Waikato New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Social Work) 8 University of Canterbury New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Post Graduate Certificate in Science (Clinical Psychology) 8 Massey University New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Psychology 8 Massey University New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) 4
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science 8 University of Auckland  New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science (Mental Health) 8 University of Auckland  New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science (Rehabilitation) 8 Auckland University of Technology (AUT) New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) 4
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences 8 Eastern Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing(Social and Community Services)  4
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences 8 University of Canterbury New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences 8 University of Otago New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4*
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Health & Community) 8 University of Canterbury New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology 8 University of Waikato New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice (Clinical Research) 8 Unitec New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice (Health Science) 8 Unitec Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation) 8 Southern Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Psychology) 8 Massey University New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Psychology) 8 University of Auckland New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Therapy 8 Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing(Social and Community Services)  4
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology 8 Universal College of Learning (UCOL) New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Primary Care Practice Assistance) 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling 8 University of Auckland New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling 8 University of Waikato New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Peer Support) 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Education 8 University of Waikato New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Education 8 University of Canterbury New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Counselling and Guidance) 8 Massey University New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Educational Psychology) 8 Massey University New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4*
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science 8 Auckland University of Technology (AUT) New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science 8 Eastern Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science 8 University of Auckland New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing  3
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science 8 University of Canterbury New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Palliative Care) 8 University of Canterbury New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Rehabilitation) 8 Auckland University of Technology (AUT) New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (Sports Physiotherapy) 8 University of Otago New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4*
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology 8 University of Waikato New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Behaviour Analysis) 8 University of Waikato New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health 8 University of Otago New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Health Psychology) 8 Massey University New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Child and Family Psychology) 8 University of Canterbury New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Psychology) 8 Massey University New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Psychology) 8 University of Auckland New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Psychology) 8 University of Canterbury New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Social and Community Work 8 University of Otago New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Social Practice 8 Unitec Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Social Services 8 University of Otago New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work 8 University of Canterbury New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Post Graduate Diploma (Social Work) 8 Massey University New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science 8 Waikato Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) 4
Postgraduate Diploma - Whanau Development 8 Massey University New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) 4

Level 8 - Qualifications Assessed as NOT Equivalent for Pay Equity Purposes 
Assessed Qualification NZQA Level Qualification programme provider  Qualification Equivalence Assessment
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Human Services) 8 University of Canterbury Not Equivalent*
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Sociology) 8 University of Otago Unable to Assess**
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Sociology) 8 University of Auckland Not Equivalent*
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Sociology) 8 Victoria University of Wellington Not Equivalent*
Bachelor of Law (Hons) 8 Victoria University of Wellington Not Equivalent*
Bachelor of Theology (Hons) 8 University of Otago Not Equivalent*
Graduate Diploma in Professional Supervision (Bicultural Practices) 8 Te Wananga o Aotearoa Unable to Assess**
Postgraduate Certificate in Disability and Inclusion Studies 8 University of Waikato Unable to Assess**
Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Community Leadership 8 University of Auckland Unable to Assess**
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Business 8 New Zealand Institute of Education Not Equivalent*
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management 8 Southern Insitute of Technology Not Equivalent*
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice (Social Practice 8 Unitec Institute of Technology Not Equivalent*
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Professional Studies (Mentoring and Leadership) 8 Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology Not Equivalent*
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Professional Studies (Adult Teaching) 8 Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology Not Equivalent*
Postgraduate Diploma in Art (Social Science) 8 Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Unable to Assess**
Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Administration 8 Auckland Institute of Studies Not Equivalent*
Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management (Faculty of Health Science) 8 Auckland University of Technology Not Equivalent*
Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare 8 Victoria University of Wellington Not Equivalent*
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Bioethics) 8 University of Otago Not Equivalent*
Postgraduate Diploma in Library & Information Studies 8 Victoria University of Wellington Not Equivalent*
Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Health) 8 Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Not Equivalent*
Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Health) 8 Waiariki Institute of Technology Not Equivalent*
Postgraduate Diploma in Maori and Pacific Development 8 University of Waikato Not Equivalent*
Postgraduate Diploma in Practice of Psychology (Applied Behaviour Analysis) 8 University of Waikato Not Equivalent*
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice 8 Wellington Institute of Technology Unable to Assess**
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health 8 Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Not Equivalent*
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health 8 Massey University Not Equivalent*
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health 8 University of Auckland Not Equivalent*
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Applied Behaviour Analysis) 8 University of Auckland Unable to Assess**
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Clinical Exercise Physiology) 8 University of Auckland Not Equivalent*

4*  The qualification is equivalent to Level 4 with proof of cultural competency.
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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