Statutory actions

This page lists NZQA’s current statutory actions.

Each statutory action listed includes a summary of the action and its current status. The actions are listed alphabetically by the tertiary education organisation’s (TEO’s) legal name.

Some actions remain on this page longer than others. Please check the sections below for more details.

What are statutory actions?

Statutory actions are actions taken in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act 1989 (the Act).

When a non-university TEO or Code signatory is not compliant with the Act, NZQA Rules (made under section 253 of the Act), and/or the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016 (the Code), NZQA has the legal power to use a range of statutory actions where relevant and applicable.

Wherever possible, NZQA works informally with the organisation in the first instance to address the identified non-compliance, for example, by way of a reminder, formal letter, or request for an action plan.

If an informal approach is unsuccessful, or the non-compliance is more serious or poses an immediate risk to students or the public, the case may be escalated to a statutory action.

What kind of statutory actions does NZQA use?

The different statutory actions NZQA uses, and how long they will remain on this page, are listed below:

TypeExplanationLength of time on this page
Compliance notice Directs the organisation to do (or refrain from doing) something specific
Example: ensure that the organisation’s student files are accurate and complete by a given date
From when the compliance notice is issued to when it is closed
(removed a maximum of five working days after it is closed)
Conditions imposed Specify constraints that the organisation will be subject to; can be time-bound or indefinite
Example: submit extra assessment materials for moderation and demonstrate improved moderation results, or (for Code signatories) stop enrolling new international students
From when the condition is imposed, to when it is revoked
(removed a maximum of five working days after it is revoked)
Withdrawal Withdrawal of consent to assess against standards, training scheme approval, programme approval or programme accreditation For six months after the notice is issued
Removal of Code signatory status Prevents the Code signatory from enrolling any new international students, or continuing to have its existing international students enrolled For six months after the notice is issued
Cancellation of registration (private training establishments only) Removal of a private training establishment’s registration For six months after the notice is issued

 For more information about statutory actions see Decision regarding statutory actions publication.

Current statutory actions

Organisation name and MoE numberContext and description of the statutory actionStatus

Abel Tasman Educational Trust

MoE Number: 8737

Context
Failure to participate in the consistency review for the New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Level 2) [Ref: 2108].

Issued 18/12/2017

Description
Provider required to provide documentation to evidence that its graduates met the graduate profile of the New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Level 2) [Ref: 2108]; an action plan; its organisation chart; and statutory declarations for relevant staff.

AWI International Education Group Limited

MoE Number:7387

 

Context
Concerns about the provider's assessment capability in relation to the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5) and Diploma in Information Technology (Technical Support) (Level 5).

Accreditation withdrawn on 2/08/2017

 

Description
Withdrew provider's accreditation to provide the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5) and Diploma in Information Technology (Technical Support) (Level 5).

BEST Pacific Institute of Education Limited

MoE Number 9872

 

Context
Provider no longer meets registration criteria.

Registration cancelled 8 January 2018

Description
Cancelled provider's registration as a private training establishment, effective from 8 January 2018.

Cornell Institute of Business and Technology Limited

MoE Number: 7554

Context
Concerns about the provider’s assessment capability in relation to the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Operational Management) (Level 5) with strands in Accounting, and Leadership and Management.

Issued 19/09/2017

Accreditation withdrawn effective from 18/12/2017

 

Description
Withdrew provider’s accreditation to provide the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Operational Management) (Level 5) with strands in Accounting, and Leadership and Management with effect from 18 December 2017.

Excellent Education Limited Trading as Excellent International Academy

MoE Number:7955

Context
Concerns about provider's English language proficiency testing and compliance with assessment and moderation requirements in relation to the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5 and Level 6).

Issued 22/11/2017

Description
Compliance notice requiring the provider to cease enrolling new students into the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5 and Level 6) and releasing assessment results or awarding qualifications for these two programmes.

International College of New Zealand Limited

MoE Number: 8296

Context
Concerns about the provider's assessment capability in relation to the National Diploma in Business (Level 5), National Diploma in Business (Level 6), and Diploma in Business Management (Level 7).

Accreditation withdrawn from 21/07/2017

Description
Withdrew provider's accreditation to provide the National Diploma in Business (Level 5), National Diploma in Business (Level 6), and Diploma in Business Management (Level 7).

International College of New Zealand Limited

MoE Number: 8296

Context
Concerns about the provider's assessment capability in relation to Business programmes.

Accreditation withdrawn effective from 08/09/2017

Description
Withdrew provider's accreditation to provide the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5).

Oasis International Education Limited trading as Retail Business Management College

MoE Number: 7987

Context
Significant breaches of NZQA Rules.

 Issued 14/09/2017

Description
Cancelled provider's registration as a private training establishment, effective from 15 September 2017.

Premier Institute of Education Limited trading as Premier Institute of Education

MoE Number: 8473

Context
Concerns about the provider’s English language proficiency testing and compliance with assessment and moderation requirements in relation to the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5 and Level 6).

Issued 8/12/17

Action ongoing

Description
Conditions imposed, with the provider’s agreement, on accreditation to provide the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5 and Level 6).

Until notified otherwise by NZQA, provider must not enrol new students into the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5 and Level 6).

Provider must provide evidence to NZQA of all current students’ English language proficiency.

Provider must conduct a review of all assessment material and appoint a moderation partner who will pre-moderate reviewed assessment tasks and post-moderate marked learner work.

Te Runanganui o Te Arawa - trading as Puawai Education and Training Authority (PETA

MoE Number: 8478

Context
Provider failed to comply with a compliance notice requiring it to submit Annual Financial Return and Annual Return Statutory Declaration to NZQA.

Issued 27/10/2017

Description
Cancelled provider's registration as a private training establishment, effective from 27 October 2017.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

MoE Number: 8630

 

Context
Concerns about the provider’s assessment capability in relation to the Certificate in First Line Management and Leadership (Level 3) and the New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2).

Issued 21/06/2017

Action ongoing

 

Description
Compliance notice requiring the provider to cease enrolling new students into the Certificate in First Line Management and Leadership (Level 3) and the New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2).

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

MoE Number: 8630

Context
Concerns about the provider’s assessment practices in relation to Core Skills, Computing 1-4, Numeracy and Physical Education Unit standards.

Conditions imposed 7/07/2017

Action ongoing.

Description
Conditions imposed, with the provider’s agreement, on the provider’s consent to assess against standards in the Core Skills, Computing 1-4, Numeracy and Physical Education moderation systems and its accreditation to provide the New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 1). The conditions require the provider to retain student assessments, submit a selected sample to NZQA for moderation, and meet specified minimum standards in the moderation results.

Universal Education Group Ltd trading as New Zealand National College (NZNC)

MoE Number: 7897

Context
Failure to comply with NZQA rules.

Registration cancelled 20 December 2017

 

Description
Cancelled provider's registration as a private training establishment with effect from 20 December 2017.

Note: This table contains actions taken from 3 July 2017, and compliance notices open as at 3 July 2017. Exemption conditions (e.g. under 233B(1) of the Act) are not published as they do not relate to provider non-compliance, corrective action or intervention.

 
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