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NZQA/NCEA Levels

Certificate
Level 1 & 2 (5th form & School Certificate / 6th form)

Certificates are normally programmes of study between 12 weeks and 1 year long. Certificates are often required for entry into trades, administration and hospitality positions.
 

Diploma
Level 3 & 4 (7th form / Bursary)

Diplomas are normally one or two years of study and are often necessary for a career in advanced trades or technical and professional occupations. Some diplomas may be crosscredited into degrees.
 

Degree/ Bachelor
Level 5 & 6

Degrees are Bachelor level qualifications and require specialist study in a particular subject area. A degree usually takes three years of study, covering levels 5, 6 and 7.


Graduate Certificate /  Graduate Diploma 
Level 7

Graduate Certificates and Diplomas are available to applicants who have a degree (or in special circumstances the equivalent skills, knowledge and work experience), who want to gain further skills and knowledge in either a familiar or a new discipline. These are usually either six months or one year long.
 

Postgraduate Diploma
Level 8

Postgraduate Diplomas are Level 8 qualifications and are available to applicants who have a degree (or in special circumstances the equivalent skills, knowledge and work experience).