Information for students of ICA

11 Oct 2017

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has withdrawn accreditation of four programmes offered by the International College of Auckland (ICA):

  • NZIM Diploma in Management (Level 5)
  • NZIM Diploma in Management (Advanced) (Level 6)
  • National Diploma in Business (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6).

This means that ICA can no longer deliver these programmes.

NZQA withdrew the accreditation due to routine monitoring by NZQA that identified quality assurance issues in relation to ICA’s assessment and moderation of these programmes. As a result of these issues, ICA opted to undertake a voluntary withdrawal of its accreditation of these courses with the assistance of NZQA.

NZQA’s priority is ensuring students are supported during this time. We appreciate this may be an uncertain time for students and we will be making every effort to keep students fully informed.

What does this mean for students of ICA?

Students studying on these business programmes at ICA will be provided with options to continue their studies. NZQA is working to transfer students to a high-quality tertiary education organisation who will provide a full package of learning and support. We have contacted students with information about what has happened and how they can continue their studies.

What about the other programmes offered by ICA?

NZQA’s quality assurance concerns only relate to the four programmes listed above and the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) and Diploma in Business (Level 7).

NZQA does not have any current quality assurance concerns about the other programmes offered by ICA.

Where can I find more information and updates?

NZQA has already been in contact with many students by email and at student meetings. Any current students who have not yet heard from NZQA or who have questions can email so that the appropriate information and support can be provided.

As soon as we have any significant updates we will communicate these to students via email.

If you would like to contact NZQA or another agency, the relevant contact details are below:

NZQA 0800 697 296
Immigration NZ 0508 55 88 55
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