NZQA to ensure transition of students to alternative provider

22 May 2017

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) will be working alongside the New Zealand National College (NZNC) to transition over 300 international students to an alternative high quality tertiary provider, after a voluntary programme withdrawal by NZNC.

Routine monitoring by NZQA identified significant quality assurance issues in relation to NZNC’s assessment and moderation in its Level 5 and 6 Business programmes. As a result of these issues, NZNC has opted to undertake a voluntary withdrawal of these courses with the assistance of NZQA.

Deputy Chief Executive Quality Assurance, Grant Klinkum, says ‘the priority is ensuring students are supported at this time and to minimise any impact.

‘We appreciate this may be an uncertain time for students, NZQA and NZNC are making every effort to keep students fully informed so they can continue their studies with the New Zealand Management Academies (NZMA), part of ACG Education.’

NZQA will review other NZNC programmes as may be necessary.

‘New Zealand’s reputation for international education relies on NZQA’s robust quality assurance processes, says Dr Klinkum. These ensure that qualifications are genuine and employers can be confident that qualification holders can do what would be expected of them.

‘NZQA takes seriously our role in ensuring quality education is delivered to students and that New Zealand qualifications are robust, credible, and internationally recognised.’

If students have any queries or concerns they can contact NZQA on NZNCstudent@nzqa.govt.nz or 0800 697 296.

Media contact:
NZQA Communications
media@nzqa.govt.nz or 0274 575783

 

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