Appendix 3 - List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment
Note: The List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment contained in Appendix 3 is applicable only to people who have made a Skilled Migrant Category residence application under SM instructions or a work visa application under WI instructions. The List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment contained in Appendix 17 applies to people who have made a visa application under all the other instructions.
The qualifications in this list do not require assessment by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Qualifications will qualify for points on the basis of their assessed position on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) (see SM8.10 of the Skilled Migrant Category) and subject to any additional requirements being met as specified in the List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment and in SM8.5.
The List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment only provides the level that an overseas qualification occupies on the NZQF. A qualification being named on the List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment does not mean that it is comparable to a similarly named New Zealand qualification. It only advises the NZQF level that the overseas qualification can be compared to.
The List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment is for immigration purposes only. The inclusion of a qualification on this list does not have bearing on the status of the qualification for professional registration, further study, salary or employment purposes.
All teaching qualifications and degrees in Education need to be assessed by the NZQA for teacher registration and salary purposes, should an applicant wish to enter the teaching profession within New Zealand.
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