NZQA Targeted Review of Qualifications (TRoQ)


Click for snapshot of all qualifications status


Industry Sectors

Click on the sector buttons below for more information on the proposed qualifications.




TRoQ background


The Targeted Review of Qualifications (TRoQ) was established by the
Government (through NZQA) to focus on reducing the duplication and

proliferation of Level 1-6 qualifications. The aim is to ensure the system is

easy to understand, particularly for learners and employers.


Skills Active has led the review of the Recreation, Sport and Exercise

qualifications which was triggered in March 2012, covering 175
qualifications developed by 36 PTEs, ITPs, Wānanga and ITOs. Skills
Active has also been actively involved in the Performing Arts qualification
review given its overlap and synergy with the Recreation industries.



NZQA: Recreation and Sport Review


Skills Active has now completed Stage 1 ‘Approval to Develop’ for the Sport, Exercise and Recreation qualifications and is now working through Stage 2 ‘Approval to List’.


The latest Proposed Qualification Maps (TRoQagrams) and Stage 2 Qualification Development graph (TRoQagraph) can be found here.




TRoqagram A v32    TRoQagram B v33



Version: 27 July 2017



Development stages




Stage 2 development phases




Performing Arts Review


Whitireia New Zealand led the Stage 1 project and has been successful in gaining NZQA ‘Approval to Develop’. Skills Active has taken a lead role in Stage 2 of this project and is working with the providers and industry to complete the Stage 2 ‘Approval to List’ process.


Click here to go to the Performing Arts TRoQ page.


Unit Standard Consultation


Click here to go to the Waka Ama TRoQ page.



More information


This section of the Skills Active website will be updated as the review progresses to ensure all stakeholders are aware of the progress and have an opportunity for input. Click on the sector buttons and their subpages for the latest updates.


If you would like any more information, contact the Skills Active TRoQ team at