Both the primary school and the secondary school closely follow the New Zealand curriculum. The Technology Curriculum document is used in designing course outlines for the various levels in the two schools. The yearly Inspection visit from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority ensures that all the requirements are met at the secondary level. The current curriculum was introduced to Niue High School when the new NCEA was introduced in New Zealand schools in 2002. Prior to that, professional development programs were conducted for teachers and gradual changes were taking place in preparation for the switch over in 2002. It is the wish of the Niue government and its people that Niue continue to follow the New Zealand system, because of its economic dependency on New Zealand; it will be a lot cheaper to utilise the NZ system because of the other entitlements that the Niueans enjoy as New Zealand citizens.