Online degree change application

This user guide is intended to support online users during the application process for a change to a Degree programme.

About the application

There are three sections in the application form. You must complete each section in order before progressing to the next. Each section must be fully completed before submitting the application to NZQA for assessment

  • Section 1: Contact details
  • Section 2 : Application / request details
  • Section 3: Supporting documents

At any time, you can delete the application or return to TEO applications. If you return to TEO applications, any sections you have completed will not be lost. You can resume filling out the application at a later stage.

The application process

When you submit this application, you will receive an auto generated email quoting an NZQA reference number. Use this number in future, if you need to email or speak to a member of staff.

You will be notified when your application has passed through pre-assessment. Pre- assessment determines if an application has sufficient information to be processed further. You should expect a response within ten working days.

Your application will then be allocated to an evaluator in the Approvals and Accreditation team who will contact you to discuss your application further.

For further information see Degree approval and accreditation.

Please direct any queries about this application to qaadmin@nzqa.govt.nz. Remember to include the NZQA reference number on all correspondence.

Before you get started

Before you begin this application, check you have:

  • Documented the programme changes and the impact of those changes on accreditation criteria
  • Identified nominees for the evaluation panel (two nominees for each position)

References

This guide refers to the Criteria listed in the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 (Criteria).

Navigation hints

Click the Return to application overview link to leave the section you are in and return to the application summary screen.

Click the Return to TEO applications link to leave the application and return your TEO applications summary page. Any sections you may have completed will be saved and you can resume filling out the application later.

Complete all fields marked with an asterisk (*), as these fields are mandatory.

Filling out the form

Section 1:

Contact details

Enter the name of the key contact person for this application.

If NZQA requires more information, this is the person they will contact. An email address is required because auto-generated communications will be sent there.

Section 2:

Application / request details

In this section, please provide a summary outlining the current degree programme and the proposed changes to the degree programme, which could be the inclusion of a new major, restructuring the degree, a new site, or mode of delivery.

Section 3:

Supporting documents

You must supply the first two types of documents mentioned below. These documents must demonstrate that your application meets the Criteria, and are essential before an analysis can be made.

Revised programme documentation:

Programme documentation submitted should provide details and evidence of the following:

  • Full details of the proposed changes
  • Rationale for the changes
  • Internal consultation and support for the changes
  • External consultation and support for the changes
  • Transition arrangements for the existing learners (where necessary)
  • Internal formal approval for the changes
  • Resourcing
  • Staffing (numbers, qualifications)
  • Resulting changes to policies and procedures

Degree programme Change Application:

This documentation should provide sufficient detail to enable NZQA to confirm that the Criteria will continue to be met following the implementation of the change.

Curriculum Vitae:

This refers to the evaluation panel nominees and their curriculum vitae, if applicable. 

You can upload your documents electronically, or send a hard copy to NZQA. Documents uploaded electronically must be converted to .pdf first.

Submitting your application

You are now ready to submit your application. Before you do, check:

  • All relevant documentation has been attached to your application or is ready to post to NZQA.

Finished!

When you click Submit Application, your application will appear in the TEO applications table. You can View your completed application, or Withdraw your completed application until such time that an outcome has been reached.

When you submit this application, you will receive an auto generated email quoting an NZQA reference number. Use this number in future, if you need to email or speak to a member of staff.

You will be notified when your application has passed through pre-assessment. Pre- assessment determines if an application has sufficient information to be processed further. You should expect a response within ten working days.

 
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