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15 December 2017

Ministry of Education Statement on Review of NCEA

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. You can access the Terms of Reference at


If you have any questions about the review of NCEA, please contact