Te Hono o Te Kahurangi - Programme accreditation

To deliver a programme that leads to a qualification listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, education organisations require accreditation to deliver that programme.

Organisations can apply for approval of a programme and accreditation to deliver that programme at the same time.

Ngā pātai aromātai – key evaluative questions

Ngā pātai aromātai are key evaluative questions used by evaluators to help guide the enquiry process related to respective NZQA business processes.

The decision to accredit an education provider is based on the ‘quality and sufficiency of evidence’ provided in the application.

See section 6 of the Te Hono o te Kahurangi guidelines (PDF, 1.1MB).

The decision to accredit an education provider is made by answering the following pātai aromātai:

Kua whaimana rānei te tū o tō whare ako nā te oranga o ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi?

Ngā paearu – evaluative rubrics

Ngā paearu are evaluative rubrics that outline criteria used by evaluators when making judgements about the quality of an organisation’s overall performance and reflective practice.

See section 6 of the Te Hono o te Kahurangi guidelines.

Ngā paearu – Accreditation of an education provider
Te taumata Ngā 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 that ensures assessment materials and decisions are fair, valid, consistent, and appropriate, given the learning outcomes and link 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 and where required, formal arrangements with programme owners.
  • No significant gaps or weaknesses in self-reflective practice, and/or the underlying capability and resource of the organisation.
He pounamu

ANY of the 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, given the learning outcomes and linkage 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 does not reflect that the organisation adequately reviews/self-reflects the performance of the programme and the institution’s capability to support/improve the programme; formal arrangements with programme owners.
  • Significant gaps or weaknesses in self-reflective practice, and/or the underlying capability and resources of the organisation.

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