WDC support is now required before education providers can seek approval from NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority) for micro-credentials. The benefits of this are that WDCs 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 that we can give you advice about your planned micro-credential.
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