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Programmes leading to level 7 diplomas
This page describes the quality assurance processes for tertiary education organisations who seek to provide Level 7 Diploma programmes that allow learners to achieve qualifications listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).
Level 7 diplomas may be listed as New Zealand qualifications. If the intent is to do so, please refer to the Guidelines for approval of New Zealand qualifications at levels 1–6 for listing on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (PDF, 827KB).
Similar to degree and related qualifications, Level 7 diplomas integrate the qualification and the programme. An application for approval needs to include details of the qualification to be listed on the NZQF and the programme of study or industry training.
An industry training organisation needs consent to assess against the standards contained in the industry training programme.
Monitoring Level 7 diplomas
Once a Level 7 diploma is approved, it will initially be monitored by an external NZQA-appointed monitor.
Guidelines for programme approval and accreditation of Level 7 diploma programmes
These guidelines explain the requirements and information that tertiary education organisations (other than universities) need to apply for:
- Approval of programmes of study or industry training leading to a Level 7 Diploma qualification listed on the NZQF
- Accreditation of a tertiary education provider to deliver the level 7 programme.
Te Hono o Te Kahurangi
Te Hono o Te Kahurangi is the name of the Mātauranga Māori quality assurance (MM EQA) criteria that assesses how well, and to what extent, organisations are contributing to education outcomes of ākonga, whānau, hapū, iwi and, where relevant, hapori Māori and industry stakeholders.