Summary of Terms

Recognised qualification

Under the Skilled Migrant Category principal applicants are eligible for:

 

60 points for a qualification assessed as level nine or ten on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).

 

50 points for a qualification assessed as level seven or eight on the NZQF.

 

40 points for a qualification assessed as level five or six on the NZQF.

 

40 points for a level four qualification included in the List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment, if the requirements specified in that list are met.

 

40 points for a qualification individually assessed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) as comparable to level four on the NZQF, if:

 

  • the qualification is relevant to an occupation listed at Part B or Part C of the List of Skilled Occupations; and 
  • the qualification is assessed as comparable to a New Zealand National Certificate.

 

40 points for a level three qualification included in the List of Qualifications Recognised as an Exception, if the requirements specified in that list are met.

 

You can find out if you need to get your qualification individually assessed by the NZQA by checking our List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment.

Related Links

For more detailed immigration instructions information on the recognition of qualifications, see section SM14.5 and 14.10 of our Operational Manual.

 

Also see:

List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment

List of Qualifications Recognised as an Exception

New Zealand Qualifications Authority