Level 7 Qualifications and above

Qualification outcomes can vary depending on the elective subjects chosen as part of these qualifications. For qualifications at level 7 or above we may need to review and assess your transcript and course descriptors to be able to make an accurate assessment against the Health and Wellbeing qualifications.

Where the qualification content has not materially changed over time and where there are no or limited elective choices then we will publish these qualifications and the education provider on our web site as equivalent.  Where the equivalency status varies because of elective choices or changes to outcomes over time we will be unable to post this information on the web but will provide a letter to the applicant advising them of the outcome.

  • If you have a New Zealand qualification that is level 7 or above to be assessed for pay equity purposes, please contact us using the form below and you will receive an email reply from our qualification equivalency team.
  • If you have already submitted a qualification query for your Level 7 qualification, we are working through all applications and will get back to you as soon as we can.

If you hold either a NZ Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, an NZ enrolled nursing qualification or  have Registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council and are working as a care and support worker under the Act then your qualification is assessed as equivalent to Level 4.

Teaching Qualifications

Teaching qualifications are deemed to be equivalent to Level 4 for pay equity purposes. This includes Bachelor’s degrees, Graduate and Post-Graduate Diplomas, and Masters degrees.

Occupational Therapy 

Occupational Therapy: Bachelor of Health Science Level 8 from AUT is equivalent to Level 4 if individuals have completed either MAOH501 Māori Health, Development and Environment or MAOH701 Māori Health Promotion;

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Level 8 Otago Polytechnic is equivalent to New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4).

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Bachelor of Applied Social Science 7 Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Applied Social Service (Social Work) 7 Northland Polytechnic (NorthTec) New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) 7 Wintec Waikato Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Social Work) 7 Wintec Waikato Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Social Work) 7 Waiariki Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Social Work) (also with major in Counselling or Psychotherapy 7 Eastern Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences (Social Work major and Kaupapa Māori major) 7 Waiariki Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Applied Social Service (Social Work and Mental Health & Addictions double major) 7 Northland Polytechnic (NorthTec) New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Applied Social Services (Social Work major) (may be awarded with an additional major in Counselling or Psychotherapy) 7 Eastern Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Applied Social Work 7 Manukau Institute of Technology SWRB compatible qualification eqv H&W L4 SCS 4
Bachelor of Drug and Alcohol Studies 7 Wellington Institute of Technology (Weltec) New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Health and Social Development (Health Promotion) 7 Unitec Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Human Services 7 University of Auckland New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery 7 University of Otago New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Māori Studies (Social Services) 7 Auckland Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Māori Studies (Social Work and Social Services 7 Auckland Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Social Practice (Community Development) 7 Unitec Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Social Practice (Social Work) 7 Unitec Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Social Services 7 Otago Polytechnic New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Bachelor of Social Work 7 Auckland College of Education New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Social Work 7 Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Social Work 7 Massey University SWRB compatible qualification eqv H&W L4 SCS
Bachelor of Social Work 7 University of Canterbury New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Social Work 7 University of Otago New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Social Work (Biculturalism in practice) 7 Te Wananga O Aotearoa New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 7 Northland Polytechnic (NorthTec) New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Diploma in Health and Rehabilitation 7 Toi Ohomai Insttitute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Rehabilitation Assistance) 4
Diploma in Health & Rehabilitation 7 Waiariki Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 4
Graduate Diploma in Alcohol, Addiction and Drug Studies 7 Wellington Institute of Technology (Weltec) New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Advanced Support 4
Graduate Diploma in Health Studies 7 Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology/Waiariki Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Advanced Support 4
Graduate Diploma in Social Work 7 University of Canterbury New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Master of Arts (Applied) Social Work 7 Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Master of Social and Community work 7 University of Otago New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Poumanawa Mātauranga Toiora Whānau 7 Te Wananga o Raukawa New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Social and Community Work 8 University of Otago New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology with Honours 8 University of Canterbury New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science 8 Eastern Institute of Technology New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Advanced Support 4
Postgraduate Diploma in the 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
Postgraduate Diploma in Social and Community Work 8 University of Otago New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Master of Arts (Sociology and Social Work) 9 University of Canterbury New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Master of Arts in Sociology 9 University of Auckland New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4
Master of Social Work Applied 9 Massey University New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) 4

 

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