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Qualification

A qualification is a formally recognised award for attainment resulting from a full-time (20 hours per week) learning course of at least three months, or from part-time study that, when completed, is equivalent to three months full time, or from on-the-job training.

Formal recognition means that the qualification is:

  • awarded by a New Zealand secondary school or institution as defined by the Education Act, or
  • awarded under the auspices of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), that is, by a registered qualifications provider, or
  • awarded by a publicly recognised New Zealand authority of a profession, academic discipline or trade, or
  • awarded by a New Zealand recognised overseas authority of a profession, academic discipline or trade.

Category of attainment is an indication of the amount and type of learning required to gain a qualification.

The amount of learning is the total learning time usually necessary to obtain a qualification. Included are any previous learning or educational attainment required for admission to the educational course leading to the qualification and the amount of learning time necessary to complete the qualification.

The type of learning is the blend of theoretical knowledge and understanding and the attainment of practical skills. For example, academic qualifications have greater theoretical content than vocational qualifications; vocational qualifications have greater applied skills content than academic qualifications.

Refer also to 'highest qualification', 'highest secondary school qualification' and 'post-school qualification'.

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