Approval of degree programmes at levels 7-10 - overview

Degree programmes (at levels 7-10 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework) are approved if they have appropriate learning outcomes and content, delivery methods, equipment, facilities, staff, regulations, assessment and moderation.

Degree programmes must also be taught mainly by staff engaged in research.

Degree programme applications are evaluated by a panel with the necessary skills and knowledge who advise the tertiary education organisation and NZQA about the quality of the application.

This applies to degree programmes delivered by institutes of technology/polytechnics, wānanga and private training establishments.

Further information

For more information see:

Degree approval, accreditation and monitoring

Applying for degree approval and accreditation

The degree approval and accreditation application process

 
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