Consultation on proposed NZQA Rule changes

Closed 31 May 2017

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) consulted on proposed changes to NZQA Rules. These changes seek to ensure that the Rules are clear, reflect operational changes, address emerging risks and enable NZQA to effectively perform its quality assurance functions.

The proposed changes are in three main areas:

Te Hono o Te Kahurangi quality assurance

Rule 18, English language proficiency requirements

Other NZQA Rules

Part A - Proposed Rule changes for Te Hono o Te Kahurangi quality assurance

NZQA consulted on proposed Rule changes to further integrate the Te Hono o Te Kahurangi whare ako framework into NZQA processes.

For detailed information on the proposed changes, see Te Hono o Te Kahurangi quality assurance proposed Rule changes. (PDF, 393KB)

Part B – Proposed changes to Rule 18, English language proficiency requirements

Rule 18 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 sets out the English language proficiency requirements for enrolling international students in programmes.

After an amendment to Rule 18 in October 2015, NZQA has identified opportunities to strengthen the Rule further in response to sector feedback and emerging risks.

For detailed information on the proposed changes, see Proposed changes to Rule 18. (PDF, 314KB)

Part C – Other changes to NZQA Rules

NZQA also consulted you on proposed Rule changes to the following:

  • Quality Assurance (including External Evaluation and Review (EER)) Rules 2016
  • NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013
  • Training Scheme Rules 2012
  • NZQF Qualification Listing and Operational Rules 2016
  • Private Training Establishment Registration Rules 2013
  • NZQF Industry Training Programme Approval Rules 2012
  • Directory of Assessment Standards Listing and Operational Rules 2011
  • Consent to Assess against Standards on the Directory of Assessment Standards 2011
  • Student Fee Protection Rules 2013

The attached draft consultation document outlines each proposed change, reason for the change and the anticipated impacts. See Other proposed changes to NZQA rules (PDF, 349KB)

 
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