The Qualifications Recognition Services (QRS) is part of NZQA and assesses qualifications from outside New Zealand. The QRS determines the value of international qualifications in New Zealand and whether overseas qualifications can be recognised in New Zealand. It then provides comparison between those overseas qualifications and the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) You may need a translation of overseas qualifications and transcripts when applying for visas such as skilled migrant or Silver Fern visas. Qualifications translations may also be needed for employers to understand your previous qualifications, or in order to assess previous study when applying for a New Zealand education program, or for teacher registration.
You may need to get a Pre-Assessment Result (PAR) of your qualifications from NZQA when submitting an expression of interest with Immigration New Zealand. This will give you an indication of where your qualification will fit in the New Zealand education system.
You may also need to apply for an International Qualifications Assessment (IQA) of your qualifications from NZQA, which is a more in-depth assessment, if you receive an invitation to apply from Immigration New Zealand or for teacher registration in New Zealand. You can use the IQA result for registration with professional or industry bodies, employers or New Zealand government departments including Immigration New Zealand.