Stand alone, fit for purpose NZQA
You’ve heard of degrees, diplomas and certificates,
now get ready to add micro-credentials to the qualifications mix.
Micro-credentials are small, stand-alone NZQA approved credentials that certify the achievement of specific skills, experience or knowledge.
Micro-credentials are a formal way of recognising your skills and knowledge in a particular area that employers are looking for. They are aimed at people who want to:
upskill, or learn a specific skill
work with technology that is changing rapidly
change careers quickly, without having to take time off work to train
get specialised skills that employers are looking for
get credit for skills they already have.
They will make it easier for anyone to retrain, upskill or return to the workforce quickly
and cost effectively.
Differences between micro-credentials and qualifications
Micro-credentials differ from formal qualifications. They:
have to meet a range of requirements, including evidence of need from employers, industries, communities and iwi
can’t duplicate skills or topics already taught in qualifications
are worth between five and 40 credits, which means they are smaller than qualifications (which range from 40 to 360 credits).
micro-credential series in your workplace or even your own
Talk to us about delivering our micro-credentials in your workplace
writing and getting approved your own microcredential or series