Level Unknown - Qualifications Assessed as Equivalent for Pay Equity Purposes

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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 Unknown - Qualifications Assessed as Equivalent for Pay Equity Purposes
Assessed Qualification NZQA Level Qualification programme provider  Qualification Equivalence Assessment Level
Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Counselling unknown Central Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) 4
Certificate in Community and Social Work unknown Waikato Polytechnic New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) 4
Certificate in Community Psychiatric Care unknown University of Otago New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 2
Certificate in Health Science (Enrolled Nursing) unknown Northland Polytechnic (NorthTec) New Zealand Certificate in
Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support)
4
Certificate in Physiotherapy unknown University of Otago (New Zealand School of Physiotherapy New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 2
Certificate in Social and Community Work Unknown Massey University New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) 4
Certificate in Social Studies unknown Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 2
Certificate in Social Work unknown University of Canterbury New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Certificate in the Theory and Practice of Social Work unknown University of Otago New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Community Health Carers Elderly and Disabled unknown Waiariki Polytechnic New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 2
Community Nursing unknown Southland Hospital School of Nursing New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Primary Care Practice Assistance) 4
Diploma in Applied Social Studies unknown Auckland College of Education New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Diploma in Comprehensive Nursing unknown Northtech Polytechnic New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Diploma in Mental Health Unknown University of Auckland New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing  4*
Diploma in Occupational Therapy Unknown Central Institute of Technology (CIT) - now Weltec New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing  4*
Diploma in Personal Fitness Training unknown Waikato Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing  4*
Diploma in Social Sciences (Social Policy and Social Work) unknown Massey University New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Diploma in Social Sciences (Welfare Development and Social Work) unknown Massey University New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Diploma in Social Work unknown Auckland College of Education New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Diploma in Social Work unknown Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) 4
Diploma in Teaching People with Disabilities unknown Auckland College of Education New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) 4
Diploma of Teaching Early Childhood unknown Dunedin College of Education New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
National Certificate in Rest Home Care unknown Multiple accredited education providers New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
National Certificate in Rest Home Care (Advanced) unknown NZQA New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing  4
National Certificate in Rest Home Care (Core) unknown NZQA New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person unknown Multiple accredited education providers New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
National Diploma in Podiatry unknown Central Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4*
National Rest Home Workers Certificate (Core programme) unknown Whitireia Community Polytechnic New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 3
Social Education and Training of the Handicapped unknown Palmerston North Teachers College New Zealand Certificate in
Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support)
4
Te Mahi Whanaungatanga Te Mahi-a-Iwi unknown Manukau Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4

Level Unknown - Qualifications Assessed as NOT Equivalent for Pay Equity Purposes
Assessed Qualification NZQA Level Qualification programme provider  Qualification Equivalence Assessment
Advanced Caregivers unknown Whanganui regional Community Polytechnic Not Accredited
Advanced Certificate in Residential Care of the Elderly unknown Residential Care Association Not Accredited
Aged Care Support - 3 week training course unknown HLC Unable to Assess**
Care Associate Training Programme unknown Hawkes Bay District Health Board Unable to Assess**
Care of the Aged & Disabled unknown Taranaki Work Trust Unable to Assess**
Care of the Elderly unknown Corporate Academy Group Not Equivalent*
Care of the Elderly Core & Advanced Learning  unknown Manawatu Polytechnic Unable to Assess**
Caregivers Education Series – Residential Care Services for Older People unknown ARCH Unable to Assess**
Caregivers Foundation Course unknown Wairarapa Community Polytechnic Unable to Assess**
Caregivers in Association with TOPS unknown Wanganui Regional Community Polytechnic Unable to Assess**
Caretech 2000 unknown Eastern Institute of Technology Unable to Assess**
Certificate for Teacher Aides unknown Massey University Not Equivalent*
Certificate in Advanced Home Care unknown Hawke's Bay Polytechnic Not Accredited
Certificate in Advanced Rest Home Care unknown Eastern Institute of Technology Not Equivalent*
Certificate in Aged Care and Counselling unknown The Career Academy Unable to Assess**
Certificate in Ambulance (Primary Care) unknown Ambulance Education Council (ITO Unable to Assess**
Certificate in Applied Social Sciences unknown Eastern Institute of Technology Not Equivalent*
Certificate in Caregiving unknown UCOL Unable to Assess**
Certificate in Caring Education unknown Massey University Not Equivalent*
Certificate in Community & Residential Care unknown BEST Pacific Institute of Education Ltd Unable to Assess**
Certificate in Foundation Education unknown Whitireia Community Polytechnic Not Equivalent*
Certificate in Introduction to the Helping Professions unknown Ara Institute of Canterbury Unable to Assess**
Certificate in Residential Care unknown Residential Care Association Unable to Assess**
Certificate in Residential Care of the Aged unknown Otago Polytechnic/Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki Unable to Assess**
Certificate in Residential Care of the Elderly unknown Residential Care Association Unable to Assess**
Certificate in Residential Child Care unknown Residential Care Association Unable to Assess**
Certificate in Social Services unknown Southland Polytechnic Unable to Assess**
Certificate in Special Needs unknown Massey University Unable to Assess**
Certificate of Achievement in Cultural Studies unknown Aspire 2 International Unable to Assess**
Certificate of Addiction Studies unknown Central Institute of Technology Unable to Assess**
Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Laboratory Technology Unknown Department of Health - New Zealand Unable to Assess**
Certificate of Proficiency in the Theory and Practice of Training of the Intellectually Handicapped unknown Department of Health – Templeton Hospital and Training School Not Equivalent*
Certificate of Recognition Enterprise Certificate unknown Community Support Services ITO Not Equivalent*
Certified Transactional Analyst - specialising in psychotherapy applications unknown Training and Certification Council of Transactional Analysts, Inc. Not Accredited
Competency Assessment Programme unknown Wesley Institute of Learning Not Accredited
Diploma in Business (Healthcare & Project Management) unknown Queens Academic Group Not Equivalent*
Diploma in Culinary Arts unknown Waiariki Institute of Technology Not Equivalent*
Diploma in Exercise Physiology unknown UCOL Not Accredited
Diploma in Pharmacy unknown Central Institute of Technology Unable to Assess**
Diploma in Teaching unknown Palmerston North Teachers College Unable to Assess**
Diversional Therapy Registration N/A Registration Board - Society of Diversional Therapists New Zealand Inc NOT A QUALIFICATION
Effective Teaching of People with Special Needs unknown Auckland Teachers College Unable to Assess**
Effective Teaching of People with Special Needs unknown IHC Unable to Assess**
Executive Diploma of Nursing & Patient Care Assisting unknown International Career Institute Not Accredited
Fundamentals of Palliative Care unknown Hospice New Zealand Not Equivalent*
Infant and Childcare Nannies Course Diploma unknown Wellington Nannies College Not Accredited
Learning to Deal with Dementia unknown Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) Unable to Assess**
New Zealand Certificate in Family Daycare: Care Givers unknpwn Open Polytechnic Not Equivalent*
New Zealand National Certificate unknown New Zealand College of Early Childhood Education Unable to Assess**
New Zealand Resthome Certificate unknown Whitireia Community Polytechnic (now Whitireia NZ) Unable to Assess**
Palliative Care Education for Care unknown Hospice New Zealand Not Equivalent*
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care unknown Order of St John Not Equivalent*
Qualified Ambulance Officer – Intermediate unknown Auckland Technical Institute Unable to Assess**
Safety First – Core Skills for Home Healthcare Workers unknown Te Wananga o Aotearoa / Open Polytechnic Not Equivalent*
Short course towards National Certificate in Support for the Older Person unknown Auckland Institute of Technology (AUT) Not Equivalent*
Unitech Certificate (Tohu Whakamana Tangata) unknown Northland Polytechnic Unable to Assess**
Upgrade Diploma to Degree ECE unknown Dunedin College of Education Not Equivalent*
Veterinary Nurse unknown Otago Polytechnic Unable to Assess**

4* - The qualification is equivalent to Level 4 with proof of cultural competency. View information about 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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