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Students who have, or who obtain Class 1 driver licences, can be awarded unit standards which count towards NCEA and other qualifications on the NZQF framework.

Picture of person holding a drivers licenceThis came into effect on April 1 2016. All young drivers are encouraged to learn the skills required to become safer drivers on New Zealand roads. 

There are three standards which can be awarded through a ‘recognition of prior learning’ process. The three standards correspond to learner, restricted and full licences.

The learner must present an official photographic Class 1 Driver Licence to their school as part of the process to provide necessary evidence.

More info re NCEA credits

Class 1 Driver Licence - NZQA website(external link)

Students passing driver licence tests can get NCEA credits - Education Gazette website(external link)

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