Te Hono o Te Kahurangi - Programme approval

Education organisations can develop programmes that lead to qualifications listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.

Ngā pātai aromātai – key evaluative questions

The decision to approve a new Te Hono o Te Kahurangi programme leading to a Te Hono o Te Kahurangi qualification is based on the ‘quality and sufficiency of evidence’ provided in the application.

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

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

The decision to approve a Te Hono o Te Kahurangi programme leading to a Te Hono o Te Kahurangi qualification is made by answering the following pātai aromātai:

Ka pēhea te hanganga o te hōtaka e tutuki pai ai ngā hiahia o ngā ākonga, o te hunga whai pānga me ngā kaupapa hoki 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 – Approval of a programme
Te taumata Ngā 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 links 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 the 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 links 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.

 

Making links between the programme and the graduate outcomes

For guidance on making links between the programme and the graduate outcomes of the qualification the programme leads to, see Alignment of programme learning outcomes (DOCX, 23KB).

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