The Ministry of Education have published a Whānau Pocket Guide, designed to help you better understand the changes taking place within NCEA.

Is your rangatahi studying towards NCEA? Here are 7 things you need to know about the NCEA changes that are already in place and the changes that are coming up.

  • NCEA qualifications are now free
  • Course Endorsements with Achieved are now available
  • Re-submissions are only available to move from Not Achieved to Achieved
  • Special Assessment Conditions (SAC) offers support to your child if they need additional help
  • In 2023, schools will have a new subject: Te Ao Haka
  • In 2023, all schools will have new standards to assess Literacy and Numeracy | Te Reo Matatini me Te Pāngarau
  • In 2024, all schools will have New NCEA Level 1 standards

Pocket Guide

Whānau Pocket Guide

This downloadable Whānau Pocket Guide is designed to help you better understand the NCEA changes and consider ways to support your tamaiti to achieve success in their learning.


Fact Sheet

Changes to Strengthen NCEA

This pdf explains the seven changes that the Ministry of Education are implementing as part of the NCEA Change Programme.


NCEA Change Programme Timeline 2019 - 2026
Ncea Change Programme Timeline Graphic

More Information

ncea.education.govt.nz/what-ncea-change-programme