NCEA review

The National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is a trusted and well regarded qualification, but like all qualifications listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, it requires periodic review.

In 2018 we’ll review the NCEA to ensure that it remains fit for purpose and continues to support young people to succeed on a diverse range of pathways. The review will consider NCEA in both English and Māori-medium settings, and we’ll be consulting widely from early 2018. We expect the review to be completed by the end of 2018.

The Terms of Reference of the review were announced by the Minister of Education Chris Hipkins on 14 December 2017. 

Supporting advice provided to the Minister has also been included below.

DateDocument type and title
7 November 2017 Education Report: Review of NCEA [PDF, 6.7 MB]
16 November 2017 Education Report: Review of NCEA – Preparing Terms of Reference [PDF, 11 MB]
28 November 2017 Education Report: Review of NCEA – Consultation and approval [PDF, 13 MB]
29 November 2017 Aide Memoire – NCEA review – oral item to Cabinet on Terms of Reference [PDF, 269 KB]
5 December 2017 Aide Memoire – NCEA Review Steering group [PDF, 248 KB]
6 December 2017 Aide Memoire – NCEA Review – bringing Terms of Reference to Cabinet [PDF, 359 KB]

Information withheld or deleted

Some information has been withheld under the following sections of the Official Information Act 1982:

  • section 9(2)(a) to protect the privacy of natural persons
  • section 9(2)(f)(iv) to maintain constitutional conventions which protect the confidentiality of advice tendered
  • section 9(2)(g)(i) to maintain the effective conduct of public affairs through the free and frank expression of opinions
  • section 9(2)(h) to maintain legal professional privilege.

In preparing this information release, the Ministry of Education has considered the public interest considerations in section 9(1) of the Official Information Act.

For further information please contact NCEA.Review@education.govt.nz.

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