Quality Assurance Division

The Quality Assurance Division is responsible for:

  • making rules in regard to qualifications, programmes and training schemes that apply across the tertiary education sector
  • registering private training establishments
  • accrediting and quality assuring private training establishments, government training establishments, wānanga, industry training organisations, and institutes of technology and polytechnics
  • approving all qualifications and programmes developed by private training establishments, government training establishments, wānanga, and institutes of technology and polytechnics
  • registering and quality assuring standards as part of of the Directory of Assessment Standards
  • administering the New Zealand Qualifications Framework
  • administering the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

The Quality Assurance Division uses an evaluative approach to quality assure tertiary education organisations. This framework has four components:

  • initial approval processes
    • registration, assessment standards, consent to assess, qualifications, programmes, accreditation, training schemes, industry training programmes
  • assuring consistency of graduate outcomes and national external moderation of some standards based assessment
  • external evaluation and review
  • risk management.

Mātauranga Māori evaluative quality assurance is integrated into the functions and processes of the Quality Assurance Division.

Teams within the Quality Assurance Division include:

  • Quality Assurance Strategy
  • Strategic Relationship Manager - Māori
  • NZQF Systems and Review
  • Approvals and Accreditation
  • Evaluation
  • Risk Management

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