Last update: 20 April 2021

We are pleased to confirm that the NZ Certificate in Skills for Living for Supported Learners (Level 1) is now approved by NZQA and listed in the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).

The review has resulted in the approval of these 2 qualifications:

New Zealand Certificate in Skills for Living for Supported Learners (Level 1), Ref[2853-2] (60 credits)

(Link to NZQA website)


New Zealand Certificate in Skills for Learning and Working, for Supported Learners (Level 1), Ref[4373-1] (120 credits)

(Link to NZQA website)

Key points:

  • The optional strand was removed from the reviewed qualification.
  • The credit value of the reviewed qualification was increased from 55 to 60.
  • The new qualification incorporates the outcomes of the previous optional strand merged with the reviewed outcomes of the existing certificate, and is contextualised to be relevant for adult learners.  The focus of the new qualification is on supported learners progressing to employment and/or further learning.

The last date for assessment of programmes leading to version 1 of this qualification is 31 December 2023.

Thank you for your contributions to the qualification review process. If you have any questions, please contact