New Zealand is known for its academic excellence, experienced faculties, globally recognized qualifications, brilliant teaching approach and abundant research opportunities. The New Zealand government has drawn up a framework know as ‘New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF)’ to ensure that the quality being offered at the various education levels in the country is maintained.
New Zealand has 8 funded universities that offer higher degree-level education, 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) offering vocational courses degree and over 700 Private Training Establishments (PTEs) offering certificates or diplomas. The highest level of education and qualifications at all levels is provided by the universities which offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
Below are the levels and qualifications as per New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF):
|Level 5||Certificates and Diplomas||1 to 2 years|
|Level 6||Certificates and Diplomas||1 to 2 years|
|Level 7||Graduate Certificates||1 year|
|Level 7||Graduate Diplomas||1 year|
|Level 7||Bachelor’s Degrees||3 to 4 years|
|Level 8||Postgraduate Certificates||1 year|
|Level 8||Postgraduate Diplomas||1 year|
|Level 8||Bachelor’s Honours Degrees||1 year|
|Level 9||Master’s Degrees||2 year|
|Level 10||Doctoral Degrees||3 to 4 years|