NZ Qualification System

STUDYING IN NEW ZEALAND WILL GIVE YOU A TOP-CLASS EDUCATION WHICH IS ALSO GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY

 

The New Zealand education system is highly regarded globally and offers world-class facilities.

You will join many others from around the world who come to study here each year attracted by our high academic standards and internationally-recognised qualifications.

New Zealand also remains one of the most affordable English-speaking destinations.

LEVELS OF TERTIARY QUALIFICATIONS


Qualification 

Level 

Study period

Entry criteria/Pathways

Postgraduate Diplomas   

7

1 year
full-time

Usual entry requirement is a
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor Degrees

7

3 years
full-time

Entry criteria for Postgraduate diploma or Master degree

Diplomas

5, 6 & 7

1 to 2 years full-time

Can lead to further study at degree level

Certificates & Foundation Studies

Between 1 & 5
At least 40 credits each

12 weeks
to 1 year
full-time

Can pathway into diploma and degree programmes;
Most trades and service jobs require level 3 or 4 certificates