As an ITO, Careerforce’s key function is to support on-job-training.

Until October 2021, Careerforce was also responsible for setting standards.  Historically, we have worked with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), to develop standards into nationally recognised qualifications (New Zealand Certificates or Diplomas), with regular reviews to ensure they continued to meet the evolving needs of the workforce.

During the time when Careerforce was the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) appointed qualification developer for Health & Wellbeing qualifications, we completed a major review of a number of qualifications to ensure that qualifications remain relevant and lead to meaningful career pathways for graduates.

Refer to the list on the left of the page to see what changes were made to qualifications as a result of the review.




Scope of the Review

The review considered the qualification details, specifications, and conditions to ensure they reflected the skills, knowledge and application demonstrated by a graduate.

Out of Scope

The review excluded the following:

  • Qualification equivalencies for pay equity
  • Programmes of study
  • Programmes of industry training
  • Unit standards
  • Learning guides
  • Assessments

How was the review undertaken?

We used some or all of the following methods to gather information:

  • Online survey
  • Workshops
  • Face to face meetings
  • Webinar
  • Research and utilising other feedback gathered
  • Emails
  • Phone calls