What are qualifications, levels and credits?
In Aotearoa New Zealand, qualifications are delivered across ten levels of learning from entry level certificates up to doctoral degrees. In general, the higher the level the more difficult the programme. Below is a brief run down of what’s involved for each level of study - certificate, diploma and degree level.
Choosing what to study is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when you study at tertiary level. Your choice may affect your future study options as well as your career options once you finish studying. Your choice of programme will also affect the amount of time you’ll need to spend studying each week and it may even affect your chances of success.