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Careerforce is leading the NZQA qualifications review for the Health, Aged Support, Mental Health, Disability, Social Services, Youth Work, and Cleaning sectors.

This review will result in a qualification suite that enables our workforce to better meet the needs of our clients and their family/whānau, now and in the future.

Programmes and learning resources leading to New Zealand qualifications for cleaning, youth work, and health and wellbeing, are now available.

Qualification development and sector consultations are still ongoing for higher level qualifications.

Have a look at the proposed qualification pathway.

 

TRoQ Qualifications Graph Programme (ITO) Qualifications Unit standards Programme (Education Providers) Unit Standards L

Find out which qualifications are under each phase

New Zealand Certificate in Cleaning (Level 2)

Qualification Development

Qualification Submitted for Approval to List

Qualifications Listed on the NZQF

Programme & Unit Standards Development

Programme & Unit Standards
Submitted

Programme & Unit Standards
Approved

Learning Resources & Assesments Development

Release of Careerforce Programmes

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2)

Qualification Development

Qualification Submitted for Approval to List

Qualifications Listed on the NZQF

Programme & Unit Standards Development

Programme & Unit Standards
Submitted

Programme & Unit Standards
Approved

Learning Resources & Assesments Development

Release of Careerforce Programmes

New Zealand Certificate in Cleaning (Level 3)

Qualification Development

Qualification Submitted for Approval to List

Qualifications Listed on the NZQF

Programme & Unit Standards Development

Programme & Unit Standards
Submitted

Programme & Unit Standards
Approved

Learning Resources & Assesments Development

Release of Careerforce Programmes

New Zealand Certificate in Caretaking (Level 3)

Qualification Development

Qualification Submitted for Approval to List

Qualifications Listed on the NZQF

Programme & Unit Standards Development

Programme & Unit Standards
Submitted

Programme & Unit Standards
Approved

Learning Resources & Assesments Development

Release of Careerforce Programmes

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing
(Level 3) with strands

Qualification Development

Qualification Submitted for Approval to List

Qualifications Listed on the NZQF

Programme & Unit Standards Development

Programme & Unit Standards
Submitted

Programme & Unit Standards
Approved

Learning Resources & Assesments Development

Release of Careerforce Programmes

New Zealand Certificate in Youth Work (Level 3)

Qualification Development

Qualification Submitted for Approval to List

Qualifications Listed on the NZQF

Programme & Unit Standards Development

Programme & Unit Standards
Submitted

Programme & Unit Standards
Approved

Learning Resources & Assesments Development

Release of Careerforce Programmes

New Zealand Certificate in Pest Operations (Urban Pest Control)

Qualification Development

Qualification Submitted for Approval to List

Qualifications Listed on the NZQF

Programme & Unit Standards Development

Programme & Unit Standards
Submitted

Programme & Unit Standards
Approved

Learning Resources & Assesments Development

Release of Careerforce Programmes

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) (Level 4)

Qualification Development

Qualification Submitted for Approval to List

Qualifications Listed on the NZQF

Programme & Unit Standards Development

Programme & Unit Standards
Submitted

Programme & Unit Standards
Approved

Learning Resources & Assesments Development

Release of Careerforce Programmes

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4) (Peer Support)

Qualification Development

Qualification Submitted for Approval to List

Qualifications Listed on the NZQF

Programme & Unit Standards Development

Programme & Unit Standards
Submitted

Programme & Unit Standards
Approved

Learning Resources & Assesments Development

Release of Careerforce Programmes

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4) (Primary Care Practice Assistance)

Qualification Development

Qualification Submitted for Approval to List

Qualifications Listed on the NZQF

Programme & Unit Standards Development

Programme & Unit Standards
Submitted

Programme & Unit Standards
Approved

Learning Resources & Assesments Development

Release of Careerforce Programmes

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) with strands

Qualification Development

Qualification Submitted for Approval to List

Qualifications Listed on the NZQF

Programme & Unit Standards Development

Programme & Unit Standards
Submitted

Programme & Unit Standards
Approved

Learning Resources & Assesments Development

Release of Careerforce Programmes

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Rehabilitation Support) (Level 4) (Brain Injury)

Qualification Development

Qualification Submitted for Approval to List

Qualifications Listed on the NZQF

Programme & Unit Standards Development

Programme & Unit Standards
Submitted

Programme & Unit Standards
Approved

Learning Resources & Assesments Development

Release of Careerforce Programmes

New Zealand Certificate in Youth Work (Level 4)

Qualification Development

Qualification Submitted for Approval to List

Qualifications Listed on the NZQF

Programme & Unit Standards Development

Programme & Unit Standards
Submitted

Programme & Unit Standards
Approved

Learning Resources & Assesments Development

Release of Careerforce Programmes

Certificate in Pest Management (with strands in Pest Animal and Pest Plant) (Level 4)

Qualification Development

Qualification Submitted for Approval to List

Qualifications Listed on the NZQF

Programme & Unit Standards Development

Programme & Unit Standards
Submitted

Programme & Unit Standards
Approved

Learning Resources & Assesments Development

Release of Careerforce Programmes

New Zealand Diploma in Health and Wellbeing with strands (Level 5)

Qualification Development

Qualification Submitted for Approval to List

Qualifications Listed on the NZQF

Programme & Unit Standards Development

Programme & Unit Standards
Submitted

Programme & Unit Standards
Approved

Learning Resources & Assesments Development

Release of Careerforce Programmes

New Zealand Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion (Level 5)

Qualification Development

Qualification Submitted for Approval to List

Qualifications Listed on the NZQF

Programme & Unit Standards Development

Programme & Unit Standards
Submitted

Programme & Unit Standards
Approved

Learning Resources & Assesments Development

Release of Careerforce Programmes

New Zealand Diploma in Child Protection (Level 5)

Qualification Development

Qualification Submitted for Approval to List

Qualifications Listed on the NZQF

Programme & Unit Standards Development

Programme & Unit Standards
Submitted

Programme & Unit Standards
Approved

Learning Resources & Assesments Development

Release of Careerforce Programmes

New Zealand Diploma in Hearing Therapy (Level 6)

Qualification Development

Qualification Submitted for Approval to List

Qualifications Listed on the NZQF

Programme & Unit Standards Development

Programme & Unit Standards
Submitted

Programme & Unit Standards
Approved

Learning Resources & Assesments Development

Release of Careerforce Programmes

New Zealand Diploma in Addiction Studies (Applied) (Level 6)

Qualification Development

Qualification Submitted for Approval to List

Qualifications Listed on the NZQF

Programme & Unit Standards Development

Programme & Unit Standards
Submitted

Programme & Unit Standards
Approved

Learning Resources & Assesments Development

Release of Careerforce Programmes

New Zealand Diploma in Vision Habilitation/ Rehabilitation with strands (Level 7)

Qualification Development

Qualification Submitted for Approval to List

Qualifications Listed on the NZQF

Programme & Unit Standards Development

Programme & Unit Standards
Submitted

Programme & Unit Standards
Approved

Learning Resources & Assesments Development

Release of Careerforce Programmes

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Qualifications

A qualification recognises the achievement of a set of learning outcomes for a particular
purpose through formal certification.

Qualifications are in the public domain. They are public property, owned by everyone. 

Programme

A programme is a detailed plan for learning that leads to the award of a qualification. There may be a variety of programmes that lead to the same qualification, but with different approaches, structures and emphases.

A Careerforce industry training programme is made up of unit standards.

Programme education providers

Private Training Establishment (PTE), Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITP) and education providers may create their own programmes that will lead to the qualifications.

The programmes may be unit standard based, course based or both.

If you are intending to create unit standard-based programmes for any of the approved New Zealand qualifications, please contact us at review@careerforce.org.nz to inform us of who should be updated once the unit standards have been finalised.

Unit standards

Unit standard describes what trainees need to know, or what they must be able to achieve, in order to meet the standard.

Having met it, they will gain credits towards programme completion.

Unit standards

Careerforce programmes are assessed based on unit standards.

Each standard has a defined credit value that corresponds to learning hours.