5 July 2017
New Zealand and the EU qualifications
New Zealand and the European Union (EU) have completed a joint project to make it easier for New Zealand and EU qualification holders to move between countries.
To match the levels of the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and the European Commission have published the Comparative Analysis of the European Qualifications Framework and the New Zealand Qualifications Framework: Joint Technical Report.
The report raises the profile of NZQF qualifications in Europe and makes it easier to compare them to EU qualifications. This will support transparent and consistent recognition decisions by education providers and employers in New Zealand and amongst EU Member States. It will also make it easier for people to have their qualifications recognised for working and studying in each other’s countries.
Through the EQF, the comparability of levels and qualifications can be better understood. While the outcomes of the comparability process do not entitle any holder of a European or New Zealand qualification to claim automatic recognition, the report provides clear information to support qualifications recognition decisions.
This summary diagram shows how the levels of the NZQF and EQF compare to each other.
For more information, visit the NZQA website.