Provider categories

Summary of quality assurance arrangements by category rating

For a single table containing all the information below see the Summary table of quality assurance arrangements by category rating (PDF, 44KB).

EER frequency

Category 1

4 years

Category 2

4 years

Category 3

12-24 months

Category 4

6-12 months

The ability to make new applications for statutory permissions*

*Statutory permissions include Code signatory status, programme approval, accreditation, training scheme approval, and consent to assess against standards.

Category 1

Allowed

Category 2

Allowed

Category 3

New statutory permissions will only be granted where NZQA is satisfied that the institution is fully competent to provide particular kinds of study or training or where extenuating circumstances apply

Category 4

New statutory permissions will only be granted where NZQA is satisfied that the institution is fully competent to provide particular kinds of study or training or where extenuating circumstances apply

The ability to apply for offshore programme delivery

Category 1

Allowed

Category 2

Allowed

Category 3

Not allowed

Category 4

Not allowed

Requirements for applications for programme approval at levels 1-6

Category 1

Self-assessment report not required if TEO demonstrates a successful history of provision in the subject area at the same qualification level

Category 2

Standard application requirements

Category 3

The application may not be accepted for processing if concerns in the area of delivery exist

Category 4

The application may not be accepted for processing if concerns in the area of delivery exist

Turnaround times for programme approval and accreditation applications at levels 1-6

Category 1

30 working days

Category 2

45 working days

Category 3

45 working days if the application is accepted for processing

Category 4

45 working days if the application is accepted for processing

Assessment and moderation of student work

Category 1

Allowed

Category 2

Allowed

Category 3

Case-by-case consideration whether the institution requires the assistance of a Category 1 or 2 provider to pre-assess assessment material and verify assessment results

Category 4

Requires the assistance of a Category 1 or 2 institution to pre-assess assessment material and verify assessment results

Internal English language proficiency assessment

Category 1

Allowed to internally assess students, following NZQA approval

Category 2

Allowed to internally assess students, following NZQA approval

Category 3

Not allowed

Category 4

Not allowed

Frequency of financial attestations (applies to private training establishments only)

Category 1

Every two years

Category 2

Annual

Category 3

Annual

Category 4

Annual

 
 
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