NZQA Rules updated

18 Aug 2017

From today, a number of changes to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Rules have come into place.

NZQA consulted the non-university tertiary education sector on proposed changes to NZQA Rules from 19 April to 31 May 2017.

Deputy Chief Executive Quality Assurance, Dr Grant Klinkum says ‘‘The most significant change is to further strengthen Rule 18, English language entry criteria for international students. Ensuring that international students have the appropriate English language proficiency for the level of study they are enrolling in is vital for their academic success and positive learning experience in New Zealand’.

Other changes include the ability for NZQA to change the scope of an External Evaluation and Review (EER) before, during or after an EER visit, if necessary, where concerns are identified in an area not part of the original scope. Te Hono o Te Kahurangi quality assurance will also be further embedded into standard quality assurance processes, following its introduction into NZQA Rules in 2016.

We encourage education organisations to review their policies against the new Rules that are relevant to them, to ensure compliance. These changes can be found here.

For more information on the consultation on NZQA Rule changes please click here.

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