Te Hono o Te Kahurangi quality assurance

Te Hono o Te Kahurangi is the name of a unique whare ako framework and methodology used by NZQA to carry out quality assurance in the tertiary sector.

The framework recognises ākonga Māori choosing to achieve educational success through Mātauranga Māori as relevant to their worldview, context and practices.

whare ako

Six dynamic and interconnected kaupapa are at the heart of Te Hono o Te Kahurangi. The kaupapa act as a common point of reference for education organisation and evaluators to guide evaluative conversations and decisions about:

  • what quality looks like in the educational context of the organisation
  • how the organisation knows they are meeting the needs of ākonga, whānau, hapū, iwi and other accountabilities;
  • whether the organisation has sufficient capacity and capability to deliver and sustain educational outcomes;
  • how well the organisation reflects upon its delivery to improve its overall educational performance.

Te Hono o te Kahurangi guidelines and quality assurance processes

The Te Hono o Te Kahurangi (PDF, 1.4MB) guidelines were updated in 2017. They cover the following quality assurance processes:

Qualification development and listing

Approve a qualification for development

The decision to approve a new qualification for development is made by answering the following pātai arotake:

Kua tutuki ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi i te tohu nei?

NZQA reviews the information and evidence provided with the application. Where further information or evidence is required, NZQA will contact the applicant directly.

Ngā paearu: Criteria for rating answers to the pātai arotake for approval to develop a qualification

Te TaumataNgā Taunaki

He pounamu Kahurangi

ALL the following:

The qualification meets the needs of ākonga, whānau, hapū, iwi, and where relevant hapori Māori and sector stakeholders. The nature, quality and integrity of the evidence support the development of the proposed qualification

The qualification relates to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi

There are no significant gaps or weaknesses in the application.

He pounamu

ANY of following:

The nature, quality and/or integrity of the evidence do not demonstrate that the needs of ākonga, whānau, hapū, iwi, and where applicable, hapori Māori and sector stakeholders are met or evidence to develop the proposed qualification is insufficient

The qualification does not relate to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi

There are significant gaps and weaknesses in the application.

Approve a qualification for listing on the New Zealand Qualification Framework

The decision to list the qualification is made by answering the following pātai arotake:

Kua tutuki ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi i te whare ako nei?

NZQA reviews the details of the qualification provided with the application. Where further information is required, NZQA will contact the applicant directly.

Ngā paearu Criteria for rating answers to the pātai arotake to list a qualification on the NZQF

Te TaumataNgā Taunaki

He pounamu Kahurangi

ALL the following:

The qualification details relate to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi

The qualification meets the criteria for listing on the New Zealand Qualification Framework

There are no significant gaps or weaknesses in the qualification details.

He pounamu

ANY of following:

The qualification details do not relate to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi

The qualification does not meet criteria for listing on the New Zealand Qualification Framework

There are significant gaps or weaknesses in the qualification details.

The application must meet criteria set out in and use the terminology of the NZQF Qualification Listing and Operational Rules 2016.

Programme approval and accreditation

Approve a programme

The decision to approve a new programme is made by answering the following pātai arotake:

Kua tutuki ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi i te hōtaka nei?

NZQA reviews the details of the qualification provided with the application. Where further information is required, NZQA will contact the applicant directly.

Ngā paearu – Criteria for rating answers to the pātai arotake to approve a Te Hono o Te Kahurangi programme leading to a Te Hono o Te Kahurangi qualification on the NZQF

Te TaumataNgā Taunaki

He pounamu Kahurangi

ALL the following:
The qualification meets the needs of ākonga, whānau, hapū, iwi, and where relevant hapori Māori and sector stakeholders. The nature, quality and integrity of the evidence support the development of the proposed qualification

The qualification relates to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi

There are no significant gaps or weaknesses in the application.

He pounamu

ANY of following:
The nature, quality and/or integrity of the evidence do not demonstrate that the needs of ākonga, whānau, hapū, iwi, and where applicable, hapori Māori and sector stakeholders are met or evidence to develop the proposed qualification is insufficient

The qualification does not relate to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi

There are significant gaps and weaknesses in the application.

Accredit an education organisation to deliver an approved programme

Except where NZQA otherwise requires, a Category 1 institution applying for accreditation is not required to provide a self-reflective practice report addressing the pātai arotake for accreditation.

The decision to accredit an education organisation (whare ako) is made by answering the following pātai arotake:

Kua tutuki ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi i te whare ako nei?

NZQA reviews the details of the qualification provided with the application. Where further information is required, NZQA will contact the applicant directly.

Ngā paearu: Criteria for rating answers to the pātai arotake to accredit an education provider to deliver a Te Hono o Te Kahurangi programme leading to a NZQF approved qualification

Te TaumataNgā Taunaki

He pounamu Kahurangi

ALL the following:

The learning outcomes of the programme lead to the qualification outcomes.

The programme enables ākonga, whānau, hapū, iwi, and where applicable, hapori Māori, to achieve the qualification outcomes.
The programme relates to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi.

The programme is made up of learning outcomes structured in a coherent way to achieve the qualification outcomes and address the relevant needs of learners.

He pounamu

ANY of following:

The nature, quality and/or integrity of the evidence does not convincingly demonstrate that the learning outcomes of the lead to the qualification outcomes.

Insufficient evidence the programme relates to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi.

Insufficient evidence that ākonga, whānau, iwi and, where applicable, hapori Māori will achieve the qualification outcomes.

Insufficient evidence that the learning outcomes of the programme are structured in a coherent way to achieve the qualification outcomes and meet the relevant needs of learners.

Significant gaps and weaknesses in the programme.

For more information see the Guidelines for Te Hono o Te Kahurangi evaluative quality assurance (PDF, 1.4MB).

The application must meet criteria set out in the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013.

Applications from Legislated Wānanga

Approve a new Legislated Wānanga qualification for development

Written verification from Te Tau Ihu o Ngā Wānanga confirming that the title and level of the proposed qualification meets the Legislated Wānanga and NZQA criteria is required at the time of submission.

Submitted Legislated Wānanga qualification details must meet the listing requirements and terminology of the NZQF Qualifications Listing and Operational Rules 2016. See the Legislated Wānanga qualification details template (DOCX, 73KB).

The decision to approve a Legislated Wānanga qualification is made by answering the following pātai arotake:

Kua tutuki ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi i te tohu nei?

NZQA reviews the information and evidence provided with the application. Where further information or evidence is required, NZQA will contact the applicant directly.

Ngā paearu – Criteria for rating answers to the pātai arotake for approval to develop a Legislated Wānanga qualification

Te TaumataNgā Taunaki

He pounamu Kahurangi

ALL the following:

The qualification meets the needs of ākonga, whānau, hapū, iwi, where relevant hapori Māori and sector stakeholders and the nature, quality and integrity of the evidence supports the development of a qualification.

The qualification relates to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi.

There are no significant gaps or weaknesses in the application.

He pounamu

ANY of following:

The nature, quality and/or integrity of the evidence does not demonstrate that the needs of ākonga, whānau, hapū, iwi, and where applicable, the hapori Māori, are met and there is a need for a qualification to be developed.

The qualification does not relate to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi.

There are significant gaps and weaknesses in the application.

Approve the listing of a Legislated Wānanga qualification on the NZQF

The decision to approve the listing of a Legislated Wānanga qualification is made by answering the following pātai arotake:

Kua tutuki ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi i te Whare Wānanga nei?

NZQA reviews the details of the qualification provided with the application. Where further information is required, NZQA will contact the applicant directly.

Ngā paearu – Criteria for rating answers to the pātai arotake to list a Legislated Wānanga Qualification on the NZQF

Te TaumataNgā Taunaki

He pounamu Kahurangi

ALL the following:

The qualification has received approval to develop.

The qualification details effectively relate to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi.

The qualification meets the criteria for listing on the New Zealand Qualification Framework.

There are no significant gaps or weaknesses in the qualification details.

He pounamu

ANY of following:

The qualification has not received approval to develop.

The qualification details do not relate to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi.

The qualification does not meet criteria for listing on the New Zealand Qualification Framework.

There are significant gaps or weaknesses in the qualification details.

Approve a Legislated Wānanga programme

The application must meet criteria set out in the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013.

The decision to approve a Legislated Wānanga programme leading to a Legislated Wānanga qualification is made by answering the following pātai arotake:

Kua tutuki ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi i te hōtaka nei?

NZQA reviews the details of the qualification provided with the application. Where further information is required, NZQA will contact the applicant directly.

Ngā paearu – Criteria for rating answers to the pātai arotake to approve a Legislated Wānanga programme leading to a Legislated Wānanga qualification listed on the NZQF

Te TaumataNgā Taunaki

He pounamu Kahurangi

ALL the following:

The programme matches the strategic purpose and requirements of the qualification.

The programme enables ākonga, whānau, hapū, iwi, and where applicable, hapori Māori, to achieve the qualification outcomes.

The programme relates to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi.

The programme is made up of learning outcomes structured in a coherent way to achieve the qualification outcomes and addresses the relevant needs of learners.

No significant gaps or weaknesses in the programme.

He pounamu

ANY of following:

The nature, quality and/or integrity of the evidence does not convincingly demonstrate that the programme matches the strategic purpose and requirements of the qualification.

Insufficient evidence the programme relates to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi.

Insufficient evidence that ākonga, whānau, iwi and, where applicable, hapori Māori will achieve the qualification outcomes.

Insufficient evidence the learning outcomes of the programme are structured in a coherent way to achieve the qualification outcomes.

Significant gaps and weaknesses in the programme.

Accredit a Legislated Wānanga to deliver an approved programme

The application must meet criteria set out in the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013.

The decision to accredit a Legislated Wānanga is made by answering the following pātai arotake:

Kua tutuki ngā kaupapa o Te Kahurangi i te Whare Wānanga nei?

NZQA reviews the details of the qualification provided with the application. Where further information is required, NZQA will contact the applicant directly.

Ngā paearu – Criteria for rating answers to the pātai arotake to accredit an education provider to deliver a Legislated Wānanga programme leading to a Legislated Wānanga qualification

Te TaumataNgā Taunaki

He pounamu Kahurangi

ALL the following:

The organisation demonstrates the capability and capacity to support sustained delivery of the programme through appropriate academic staffing, teaching facilities, educational and physical resources, and support services.

The organisation demonstrates the capability and capacity to ensure assessment materials and decisions are fair, valid, consistent, and appropriate, and learning outcomes relate to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi.

The organisation adequately reviews/self-reflects on the performance of the programme and the institution’s capability to support and improve the programme.

No significant gaps or weaknesses in self-reflective practice, and/or the underlying capability and resource of the organisation.

He pounamu

ANY of following:

The nature, quality and/or integrity of the evidence does not reflect that the organisation has the capability and capacity to ensure assessment materials and decisions are fair, valid, consistent, and appropriate, and learning outcomes do not relate to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi.

The nature, quality and/or integrity of the evidence does not reflect that the organisation has the capability and capacity to support sustained delivery of the programme through appropriate academic staffing, teaching facilities, educational and physical resources, and support services.

The nature, quality and/or integrity of the evidence do not reflect that the organisation adequately reviews/self-reflects on the performance of the programme and the institution’s capability to support/improve the programme.

Significant gaps or weaknesses in self-reflective practice, and/or the underlying capability and resource of the organisation.

For more information see the Guidelines for Te Hono o Te Kahurangi evaluative quality assurance (PDF, 1.4MB).

External evaluation and review

The intent of the review should meet the Te Hono o Te Kahurangi criteria in the Quality Assurance (including External Evaluation and Review (EER)) Rules 2016.

The decision to rate and finalise a statement of confidence is made by answering the following pātai arotake:

Ka pēhea tā koutou whakapuaki I te kaupapa, ā, ka pēhea koutou e mōhio ai e whakatutukihia ana?

Ngā paearu: Criteria for rating answers to pātai arotake for education performance and self-reflective practice

Ngā Hua o te Whare Ako

(Education Performance)

Te Whakairinga Kōrero

(Self Reflective Practice)

Pounamu Kahurangi Pounamu Kahurangi

ALL the following:

Kaupapa are clearly exemplary and imbue performance in nearly all levels of the organisation, or the focus area

Very few or no gaps or weaknesses

Any gaps or weaknesses have no significant impact and are managed effectively.

ALL the following:

Kaupapa are clearly exemplary and inform highly effective self-reflective practice used to gain a comprehensive understanding of organisational performance, or the focus area, and to bring about wide ranging and, or, worthwhile improvements

Clear and comprehensive evidence of improved outcomes

Any gaps or weaknesses are not significant and managed effectively

Self-reflective practice is clearly part of a coherent and comprehensive approach across the organisation or the focus area.

Pounamu Whakairo Pounamu Whakairo

ALL the following:

Kaupapa are generally strong and imbue performance across most levels of the organisation or the focus area

Few gaps or weaknesses

Gaps or weaknesses have some impact but are mostly managed effectively.

ALL the following:

Kaupapa are generally strong and inform effective self-reflective practice and understanding of organisational performance, or the focus area, used to bring about worthwhile improvements

Good evidence of improved outcomes

Any gaps or weaknesses are not significant and mostly managed effectively

Self-reflective practice is generally a part of a reasonably coherent and comprehensive approach across the organisation or the focus area.

Pounamu Hukihuki Pounamu Hukihuki

ALL the following:

Kaupapa are inconsistent across most levels of the organisation or the focus area

Some gaps or weaknesses have impact, and are not managed effectively

Meets minimum expectations/requirements as far as can be determined

ALL the following:

Kaupapa are of inconsistent quality or used inconsistently to understand organisational performance or the focus area and bring about worthwhile improvements

Limited or little evidence of improved outcomes

Some significant gaps or weaknesses in self-reflective practice, which are not managed effectively

Self-reflective practice is not part of a coherent and comprehensive approach across the organisation or the focus area.

He pounamu He pounamu

ANY ONE of the following:

Kaupapa are unacceptably weak and not evident at all levels of organisation or the focus area

Significant gaps or weaknesses are not managed effectively

Does not meet minimum expectations/requirements.

ANY ONE of the following:

Kaupapa are ineffective or demonstrate serious weaknesses at all levels of organisation or the focus area
Little or no evidence of improved outcomes

Weaknesses not addressed effectively or require significant improvement to meet minimum expectations.

For more information see the Guidelines for Te Hono o Te Kahurangi evaluative quality assurance (PDF, 1.4MB).

Registration of a Private Training Establishment

The application must meet criteria set out in the Private Training Establishment Rules 2013.

The decision to approve the registration of a Private Training Establishment is made by answering the following pātai arotake:

Kua tutuki ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi i te tono nei?

Where further information is required, NZQA will contact the applicant directly.

Ngā paearu: Criteria for rating answers to the pātai arotake to register as a private training establishment

Te TaumataNgā Taunaki

He pounamu kahurangi

ALL the following:
The application meets all registration requirements.

The application relates to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi.

No significant gaps or weaknesses in the application.

He pounamu

ANY of following:
The nature, quality and/or integrity of the evidence does not reflect that the application meets all registration requirements.

The nature, quality and/or integrity of the evidence does not reflect that the application relates to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi.

Significant gaps or weaknesses in self-reflective practice, and/or underlying capability and resource of the organisation.

For more information see the Guidelines for Te Hono o Te Kahurangi evaluative quality assurance (PDF, 1.4MB).

Assessment standards and consent to assess

Approve the listing of assessment standards

The application must meet criteria set out in the Directory of Assessment Standards Operational and Listing Rules 2011.

The decision to approve the listing of assessment standards is made by answering the following pātai arotake:

Kua tutuki ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi i ngā paerewa nei?

Where further information is required, NZQA will contact the applicant directly.

Ngā paearu: Criteria for rating answers to the pātai arotake to list a standard on the Directory of assessment standards

Te TaumataNgā Taunaki

He pounamu kahurangi

ALL the following:
The application meets all listing requirements.

The application relates to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi.

No significant gaps or weaknesses in the application.

He pounamu

ANY of following:
The nature, quality and/or integrity of the evidence does not reflect that the application meets all listing requirements.

The nature, quality and/or integrity of the evidence does not reflect that the application relates to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi.

Significant gaps or weaknesses in the application.

Consent to assess against assessment standards

The application must meet criteria set out in the Consent to Assess against standards on the Directory of Assessment Standards Rules 2011.

The decision to approve consent to assess against standards on the Directory of Assessment Standards is made by answering the following
pātai arotake:

Kua tutuki ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi i te tono nei?

Where further information is required, NZQA will contact the applicant directly.

Ngā paearu: Criteria for rating answers to the pātai arotake for consent to assess against standards

Te TaumataNgā Taunaki

He pounamu kahurangi

ALL the following:
The application meets all consent to assess requirements.

The application relates to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi.

No significant gaps or weaknesses in the self-reflective practice report, and/or the underlying capability and resources of the organisation.

He pounamu

ANY of following:
Insufficient evidence demonstrating the education organisation has the capability and resources to assess the standards in accordance with the consent and moderation requirements.

The standard setting body does not support the application.

Insufficient evidence that the education organisation can manage the impacts of any specific criteria in the consent and moderation requirements for the assessment standards.

The application does not relate to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi.

Significant gaps or weaknesses in the self-assessment report and/or the underlying capability and resources of the organisation.

For more information see the Guidelines for Te Hono o Te Kahurangi evaluative quality assurance (PDF, 1.4MB).

Training schemes

A training scheme can be at any NZQF level and can provide a range of academic and vocational learning opportunities. The scheme can lead to an award but does not, of itself, lead to a qualification listed on the New Zealand Qualification Framework.

The application should meet the criteria set out in the Training Scheme Rules 2012.

The decision to approve the training scheme is made by answering the following pātai arotake:

Kua tutuki ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi i te kōwae mahi nei?

NZQA reviews the details of the training scheme provided with the application. Where further information is required, NZQA will contact the applicant directly.

Ngā Paearu: Criteria for rating answers to the pātai arotake to approve a Te Hono o Te Kahurangi training scheme

Te TaumataNgā Taunaki

He pounamu kahurangi

ALL the following:
The training scheme design is made up of components structured in a coherent way to achieve learning outcomes and meet requirements.

The training scheme enables ākonga, whānau, hapū, iwi, and where applicable, hapori Māori, to achieve intended learning outcomes.

The training scheme relates to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi.

The organisation demonstrates the capability and capacity to support sustained delivery of the training scheme.

The organisation has the capacity to review/self-reflect on the performance of the training scheme and the organisation’s capability to support and improve the scheme where required, with sub-contractors.

No significant gaps or weaknesses in the training scheme.

He pounamu

ANY of following:
The nature, quality and integrity of the information and evidence does not convincingly demonstrate that the training scheme design is made up of components structured in a coherent way to achieve learning outcomes and does not meet requirements.

Insufficient evidence that the training scheme relates to ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi.

Insufficient evidence the education organisation has the capability and resources to support sustained delivery of the training scheme.

Significant gaps or weaknesses in the self-reflective practice report and the organisation’s capability to support and improve the scheme and where required, with sub-contractors.

For more information see the Guidelines for Te Hono o Te Kahurangi evaluative quality assurance (PDF, 1.4MB).

Approval, accreditation and monitoring of degrees or related qualification

Approve a degree or related qualification

The decision to approve a degree or related qualification for listing on the NZQF and approve the programme leading to the qualification is made by meeting the criteria as expressed through ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi and by answering the following pātai arotake:

Kua tutuki ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi i te tono nei?

The application should meet criteria set out in part 4 of the NZQF Qualification Listing and Operational Rules 2016, and parts 1 and 2 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013. NZQA reviews the information and the evidence provided in the application.

Ngā tūtohu taurite for Level 7-10 qualifications utilise the New Zealand Qualification Framework Listing and Programme Approval and Accreditation criteria with some minor amendments to ensure they are supportive and conducive to the advancement of Mātauranga Māori, whilst also maintaining quality consistency across Level 7-10 qualifications within the sector.

Ngā paearu (below) sets out the expected level of performance in relation to the pātai arotake.

Ngā Paearu: Criteria for rating answers to the pātai arotake to list a qualification

Te TaumataNgā Taunaki

He pounamu kahurangi

ALL the following:
Good evidence as expressed through ngā kaupapa that there is a distinct need for the qualification and programme.

Good evidence as expressed through ngā kaupapa that the qualification and programme purpose and outcomes meet the evidenced need.

No significant gaps or weaknesses in the qualification.

He pounamu

ANY of following:
Insufficient evidence of a distinct need for the qualification and programme.

Insufficient evidence that the qualification and programme purpose and outcomes meet the evidenced need.

Significant gaps or weaknesses in the qualification.

Accredit an education organisation to deliver a degree or related qualification

The decision to accredit a TEO is made by meeting the criteria as expressed through ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi and by answering the following pātai arotake:

Kua tutuki ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi i te whare ako nei?

NZQA reviews the information and the evidence using ngā paearu. Ngā paearu (below) sets out the expected level of performance in relation to the pātai arotake.

Ngā Paearu: Criteria for rating answers to the pātai arotake to accredit an education organisation to provide an approved programme

Te TaumataNgā Taunaki

He pounamu kahurangi

ALL the following:
Good evidence as expressed through ngā kaupapa that the education organisation has the capability and resources to provide the programme.

Good evidence as expressed through ngā kaupapa that the education organisation can manage the impacts of any specific programme requirements.

Good evidence as expressed through ngā kaupapa of formal arrangements with the programme owner where this is required.

Good evidence of satisfactory and appropriate rangahau (research) that is adequately resourced.

No significant gaps or weaknesses in the self-reflective practice report, and/or the underlying capability and resources of the education organisation.

He pounamu

ANY of following:
Insufficient evidence that the education organisation has the capability and resources to provide the programme.

Insufficient evidence that the education organisation can manage the impacts of any specific programme requirements.

Formal arrangements with the programme owner where these are required are insufficient to manage the provision of the programme.
Insufficient evidence of satisfactory and appropriate rangahau (research) that is adequately resourced.

Significant gaps or weaknesses in the self-reflective practice report, and/or the underlying capability and resources of the organisation.

Monitoring delivery outcomes of qualifications at level 7- 10

Under Rules 12.1 and 12.2 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation 2013 rules, an education organisation is required to participate in a monitoring visit to ensure sufficiency and capability to maintain ongoing approval and accreditation for the delivery of an approved programme or part of an approved programme at levels 7-10.

On-site enquiry will be guided by the following pātai arotake:

Kua tutuki ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi i te hōtaka nei?

Ngā paearu: Criteria for rating answers to the pātai arotake to maintain accreditation

Ngā Hua o te Hōtaka

(Programme Performance)

Te Whakairinga Kōrero

(Self Reflective Practice)

Pounamu Kahurangi Pounamu Kahurangi

ALL the following:

Kaupapa are clearly exemplary and imbue performance in nearly all levels of the programme.

Very few or no gaps or weaknesses.

Any gaps or weaknesses have no significant impact and are managed effectively.

ALL the following:

Kaupapa are clearly exemplary and inform highly effective self-reflective practice used to gain a comprehensive understanding of programme performance, and to bring about wide ranging and or worthwhile improvements.

Clear and comprehensive evidence of improved outcomes.

Any gaps or weaknesses are not significant and managed effectively.

Self-reflective practice is clearly part of a coherent and comprehensive approach across the organisation or the focus area.

Pounamu Whakairo Pounamu Whakairo

ALL the following:

Kaupapa are generally strong and imbue performance across most levels of the programme.

Few gaps or weaknesses.

Gaps or weaknesses have some impact but are mostly managed effectively.

ALL the following:

Kaupapa are generally strong and inform effective self-reflective practice and understanding of performance used to bring about worthwhile improvements.

Good evidence of improved outcomes.

Any gaps or weaknesses are not significant and mostly managed effectively.

Self-reflective practice is generally a part of a reasonably coherent and comprehensive approach across the programme.

Pounamu Hukihuki Pounamu Hukihuki

ALL the following:

Kaupapa are inconsistent across most levels of the programme.

Some gaps or weaknesses have impact, and are not managed effectively.

Meets minimum expectations/requirements as far as can be determined.

ALL the following:

Kaupapa are of inconsistent quality or used inconsistently to understand performance and bring about worthwhile improvements.

Limited or little evidence of improved outcomes.

Some significant gaps or weaknesses in self-reflective practice, which are not managed effectively
Self-reflective practice is not part of a coherent and comprehensive approach across the programme.

He pounamu He pounamu

ANY ONE of the following:

Kaupapa are unacceptably weak and not evident at all levels of programme.

Significant gaps or weaknesses are not managed effectively.

Does not meet minimum expectations/requirements.

ANY ONE of the following:

Kaupapa are ineffective or demonstrate serious weaknesses at all levels of programme.

Little or no evidence of improved outcomes.

Weaknesses not addressed effectively or require significant improvement to meet minimum expectations.

Monitoring by NZQA is not intended to replace actions taken by education organisation to monitor, review, and regularly improve the quality of programmes for which they are responsible.

For more information see the Guidelines for Te Hono o Te Kahurangi evaluative quality assurance (PDF, 1.4MB).

Relevant rules and legislation

The NZQA rules that apply to Te Hono o Te Kahurangi are:

Transition information

The updated Te Hono o Te Kahurangi rules and guidelines will apply from the date of publication.

All qualifications and programmes approved under the previous Te Hono o Te Kahurangi 2016 process are compatible with the updated Te Hono o Te Kahurangi quality assurance process. No changes are required.

Further information

For further information about Te Hono o Te Kahurangi and its processes, email tehono@nzqa.govt.nz.

 
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