NZQA rules

Assessment and examination rules

The following rules are concerned with assessment (internal and external) of learning at secondary school level:

NB: The rules which applied in 2016 will continue to be available while Reviews and Reconsiderations or other challenges of 2015 results are resolved.

Private training establishment and Industry Training Organisation rules

The following NZQA rules are concerned with the establishment and operation of private training establishments (PTEs):

Quality Assurance (including External Evaluation and Review (EER)) rules

NB:  The Quality Assurance (Including External Evaluation and Review (EER)) Rules (above) include the Amendment Rules 2017 (PDF, 152KB), that came into effect on 18 August 2017. They replaced the External Evaluation and Review (EER) Rules 2013 and the amendments to those Rules in 2014 and 2016 (see the Expired Rules section).

New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) rules

The following NZQA rules relate to the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).

NB:  The Qualification Listing and Operational Rules 2016 (above) include the Amendment Rules 2017 (PDF, 225KB), that came into effect on 18 August 2017. They replaced the Qualification Listing and Operational Rules 2012 and amendments made to those rules in 2013 and 2015 (see Expired Rules section).

NB:  The programme approval and accreditation rules (above) incorporate the following amendments:

If you need to, you can also download the original version of the rules (PDF, 303KB) which do not include the 2013 or 2015 amendments, and were in effect from 1 January 2013 until 11 October 2013.

NB:  The NZQF Industry Training Programme Approval Rules 2012 (referenced above) incorporate 2017 amendments.

Standards and assessment rules

The following NZQA rules relate to the assessment of standards listed on the Directory of Assessment Standards (DAS).

NB: The Directory of Assessment Standards Listing and Operational Rules 2011 (above) incorporate 2017 amendments (PDF, 66KB).

NB: The Consent to Assess against Standards on the Directory of Assessment Standards Rules 2011 incorporate 2017 amendments (PDF, 94KB).

Training scheme rules

The following NZQA rules apply specifically to training schemes. A training scheme is any study or training that leads to an award but does not, of itself, lead to an award of a qualification listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).

NB: The Training Scheme Rules 2012 incorporate the 2017 amendments (PDF, 116KB).

Authority

All of NZQA's rules are made under section 253 of the Education Act 1989 and have been approved by the NZQA Board and, when required, the appropriate Minister of the Crown.

Expired rules

The following policies, criteria and rules have expired and thus are no longer in force.

Assessment and examination rules for schools (2016)
Assessment and examination rules for schools (2015)
Assessment and examination rules for schools - 2014

Assessment and examination rules for TEOs with Consent to Assess Entering Candidates for Externally Assessed Achievement Standards 2016
Assessment and examination rules for TEOs with Consent to Assess Entering Candidates for Externally Assessed Achievement Standards 2015
Assessment and Examination Rules for TEOs with consent to assess entering candidates for externally assessed achievement standards 2014

Assessment and Examination Rules for Home-schooled students (2016)
Assessment and Examination Rules for Home-schooled students (2015)
Assessment and Examination Rules for Home Schools 2014

Policies and criteria for ongoing registration of PTEs (replaced by the Private Training Establishment Registration Rules 2013)

Criteria for programme approval and accreditation (replaced by the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013)

Statutory policies for incentives and sanctions (incorporated into various of the rules above)

Assessment rules and procedures for granting the NZ Diploma in Business 2009 (replaced by conditions imposed under section 250A(4)and(5) of the Education Act 1989 (the Act) on 21 December 2012)

Student fee protection policy (replaced by the Student Fee Protection Rules 2013)

External Evaluation and Review (EER) Rules 2012:

The NZQF Qualification Listing and Operational Rules 2012:

PTE Annual Registration Fee Rules 2011 (replaced by the PTE Annual Registration Fee Rules (No.2) 2011)

 
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