“How we credential and recognise skills and knowledge will need to change in an increasingly global and digital world. Qualifications will continue to play an important role, but learners, employers, communities and iwi need access to a wider range of training and education that is highly responsive in a rapidly changing environment.

Consequently, NZQA is preparing for a future where micro credentials will play an important part in the skills ecosystem.

Micro credentials will allow for a wider variety of skill development and training to be recognised through showing the level and duration of non-qualification learning against the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.”
— Karen Poutasi, NZQA Chief Executive