Information for Private Training Establishments and Wānanga on External Evaluation and Review


NZQA is leading the use of an evaluative approach to quality assurance in tertiary education in New Zealand. An evaluative approach is more aligned and "fit for purpose" as our sector shifts to a more direct focus on the value of the outcomes of learning. Ongoing self-assessment by tertiary education organisations is key to the new quality assurance framework. This evaluative underpinning is backed by periodic external evaluation and review. Information on the framework can be found on the NZQA website.

NZQA will continue to provide updated, relevant information and resources to assist in this process.

This guide is intended to provide a one-stop source of information for organisations in preparing for and experiencing external evaluation and review.

I would appreciate any feedback and comments you may have on this guide to ensure it addresses matters that are important to you and your organisation. Feedback can be addressed to Paul Stone, the Manager of the External Evaluation and Review Unit, newly established within the Quality Assurance Division.

Paul can be contacted on 04 4633342 or by email


Karen Poutasi
Chief Executive

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