Qualifications and programme endorsements

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Our role in programme endorsement

WDCs support providers through our programme endorsement function. Ohu Ahumahi, the collective of the six Workforce Development Councils (WDC), has identified shared principles that will help providers to develop programmes.

Programme support

If you are developing a programme that leads to a qualification listed on the NZQF, the Education and Training Act requires you to get the programme approved by NZQA. If you are interested in delivering a programme, you also need to be accredited as a provider of that programme.

Qualifications and standards overview

We are responsible for developing and maintaining qualifications, and developing, setting, and maintaining unit standards for the industries in our coverage area.

Programme guidance

Guidance documents are available to support providers developing programmes.

Get help to register micro-credentials

Workforce Development Council support is now required before education providers can seek NZQA approval for micro-credentials.