Information on Tasman International Academies

08 Aug 2018

We understand that this is an uncertain time for the students studying the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5) and the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 6) at Communications International Education Limited trading as Tasman International Academies (Tasman).

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) issued a compliance notice on these two programmes to stop further enrolments, the release of assessment results or awarding qualifications due to significant concerns with assessment capability. Our regular programme monitoring identified these issues.

In situations like this, students are always our first priority. We have been working alongside Tasman to come to a solution that allows the students to complete their qualifications without transfer to another provider, we have done this to minimise the impact on students. Students are receiving further information today about meeting with Tasman later this week, this meeting will outline their next steps.

If we identify concerns at any provider NZQA must take appropriate action to ensure high quality education outcomes for students and New Zealand qualifications.

For those Level 6 students who had previously studied at the New Zealand National College (NZNC) we worked to strongly encourage these students to continue their studies with another specific provider. More information on this process can be found here and here.

We are unable to comment further on the detail of this matter as we currently work to ensure the interests of students at Tasman are protected while the quality concerns identified are addressed by the education provider.

Our role is to quality assure the non-university tertiary education sector and the vast majority of tertiary providers in New Zealand are of high quality. Where NZQA finds any problems, either as a result of a concern raised or from our own monitoring activities, firm action is taken. This may include requiring improvement plans, or where matters are very serious, statutory intervention.

Background information:

Information on the compliance notice issued regarding Tasman can be found here.

Media contact:
NZQA Communications or 027 457 5783


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