Standards that recognise the same or similar learning outcomes as other achievement or unit standards need to be excluded to prevent 'double dipping'. Where two or more standards assess the same learning outcome, those standards are specified in the Exclusions List. You can only use credits gained from one of these standards towards your NCEA qualification.
In most cases, new NCEA standards are excluded against existing standards in each subject. During pilot years, some exclusions will be needed to ensure the robustness of the NCEA qualification. Once the new standards have been fully implemented, the existing standards will be expired, and the overall number of exclusions will decrease.
A list of the exclusions from the NCEA Level 1 pilot standards can be downloaded below.