Workforce Development Councils (WDCs) ensure that industry needs are met as part of the new vocational education and training system.
We provide industries and employers with greater leadership and influence across vocational education.
Our support is now required before education providers seek approval from NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority) for micro-credentials.
The benefits of getting support from a WDC are that they understand industry needs and the qualifications system well.
If you’re an education provider looking to register a micro-credential, we encourage you to look for relevant workforce development information published on our websites to check if your planned micro-credential meets industry needs.
Talk to a WDC about your plans early in the development process so we can advise you about your planned micro-credential.
To list a micro-credential on the New Zealand Qualifications and Credentials Framework (NZQCF) you need to apply to the relevant Workforce Development Council (WDC) for a letter of support. Find the relevant WDC.
Once you have developed your micro-credential, you will need to complete the NZQA micro-credential application form, and our application, before approaching us for support.
We will review your application and consider the following:
Support from a WDC does not guarantee that NZQA will list the micro-credential or that Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) will fund it.
Follow these steps to get our support for your micro-credential
We will support you through the micro-credential registration process.
Up to twenty (20) days.
No. Once a micro-credential is listed on the NZQCF, any registered Tertiary Education Organisation can apply to NZQA for accreditation to deliver it.
An email with the application forms listed above.