Criteria for training scheme approval

The following criteria are used by NZQA to grant approval to an institution to provide a training scheme under section 251 of the Education Act 1989. The criteria are specified in Rule 4.1 of the Training Scheme Rules 2012.

Criterion 1: Structure of the training scheme

The training scheme has a coherent structure in terms of its learning outcomes, content, level and credit value, which is appropriate for its purpose.
Criterion 2: Delivery methods

Delivery methods are clearly identified, appropriate to the needs and level of the intended students and support achievement of the learning outcomes.
Criterion 3: Resources and staff

There are adequate and appropriate teaching staff (with appropriate qualifications and/or experience), facilities, physical resources, and student support systems to enable sustained delivery.
Criterion 4: Information for students
  Adequate information is available to students including, where applicable, information on entry and selection requirements, cross-crediting and credit transfer, recognition of prior learning, reassessment and appeals, student progress, requirements for completion, and the availability of assessment in te reo Māori.
Criterion 5: Assessment and moderation
  Assessment methodologies provide fair, valid, consistent and appropriate assessment, given the stated learning outcomes. There is an effective system for moderation of assessment materials and decisions.

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