We are responsible for developing and maintaining qualifications, as well as developing, setting, and maintaining unit standards for the industries under our coverage.
These qualifications and standards were previously managed by Transitional Industry Training Organisations (TITO) and have now been transferred to Waihanga Ara Rau.
Details for all qualifications and standards have been updated on NZQA’s system. You can find out which ones have been transferred to Waihanga Ara Rau by searching NZQA’s website:
Over time, skill standards will replace unit standards as the core components of vocational programmes. NZQA will soon begin consultation on the design of these standards. Substantial progress on their design is expected in the first half of 2022.
Providers will have the opportunity to participate in the development of skill standards where they have an interest in the subject area. When unit standards are replaced, this will be communicated to providers with existing consent to assess and there will be time to update existing programmes to reflect new skill standards.
A range of guidance documents are available to support providers developing programmes that lead to the award of one of our qualifications. View guidance documents now.
Get in touch to find out more about our qualifications and standards or to receive a copy of a programme guidance document.