Te Wānanga o Aotearoa statutory action

15 May 2018

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is working alongside Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWoA) to address concerns raised by NZQA monitoring.

As a result, conditions have been imposed on the consent to assess against standards held by TWoA in the Core Skills, Numeracy, Physical Education and Computing moderation systems.

Deputy Chief Executive Quality Assurance, Dr Grant Klinkum said ‘This means that TWoA will be appointing a high-quality assessment partner to verify assessments in programmes or pathways containing Core Skills, Numeracy or Physical Education standards, studied by around 1,300 students. No new students will be enrolled into these programmes. Some programmes will be revised for future cohorts, and others will be discontinued.

The Computing standards will be moderated separately by NZQA. These standards are included in four New Zealand certificate programmes, with around 750 students.

‘NZQA acknowledges the work of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in supporting this action so that students can have certainty about the quality of their education and about continuing their studies’ said Dr Klinkum.

Our monitoring identified concerns with the assessment judgements made by TWoA for students work in these standards, the conditions were imposed as a result of this.

NZQA’s role is to ensure that quality education is delivered to students and that New Zealand qualifications are robust, credible, and internationally recognised.

This statutory action can be found here on NZQA’s website. The publication of statutory actions provides domestic and international students, and the wider public, with more complete and accurate information on any regulatory decisions made by NZQA. This helps students make informed decisions about their education choices.

Media contact:
NZQA Communications
media@nzqa.govt.nz or 027 457 5783

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