Curriculum & Qualifications


Curriculum Options

Perhaps one of the major distinctives of HSNZ is the flexibility we can offer families when it comes to choosing curriculum. At secondary level there are two key determining factors to consider when crafting a student’s particular academic pathway – the specific academic requirements of the sector a student is looking to access (either the workplace or tertiary training) and the student’s particular learning preferences.

To this end, the CENZ certificate framework is crafted to give students the maximum amount of liberty in selecting both subjects and providers. So long as a course meets the fixed academic and integrity standards required, students are free to choose and incorporate material from virtually anywhere on the globe. This compares favourably with  the current situation where most students are locked into selecting courses from one, (or at the most two) different providers, such as NCEA and/or Cambridge. Contact our office for more information.


Certificates & Qualifications

​There are different avenues to gaining entry to New Zealand universities and tertiary institutions, but the most popular and acceptable is by gaining a recognised qualification or certificate.

Home Schooling NZ recommends that for students at secondary level, families seriously consider making use of the flexible, qualification pathways that the CENZ Certificate framework makes available.

The overseeing body of Home Schooling NZ, the Christian Education New Zealand Foundation Trust awards three Certificates.

CENZ Certificate of Academic Achievement
CENZ Level 3 Certificate
CENZ  Level 3 Certificate with Honours

The Certificate of Achievement may be crafted to contain whatever courses and credits a student’s future employer or tertiary trainer wants to see, and the Level 3 Certificates are a formally recognised university entrance standard in New Zealand, alongside NCEA Level 3, Cambridge A and International Baccalaureate.