Can I check use my NZQA Record of Achievement to find out how much prior study/training I've undertaken?

For the purposes of determining eligibility for Fees Free, the NZQA New Zealand Record of Achievement (NZROA) is not a definitive source of a learner’s prior study and training.

This is because a NZROA:

  • only shows tertiary standards-based credits achieved at an institute of technology, polytechnic, private training establishment, or wānanga.
  • records unit standards and national qualifications achieved from 1993 onwards, and provider developed qualifications from 2011 onwards.
  • does not show credits that were attempted but not achieved, withdrawals, or credits undertaken at a university.
  • may not reflect up-to-date credit achievement.

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