NZQA operates under the following legislation:

The Education Act (1989). The relevant provisions of this Act are:

  • SECTION 4E - Courses for international students
  • PART 18 - Private Training Establishments
  • PART 18A - International Students
  • PART 20 - New Zealand Qualifications Authority
  • PART 24 - Miscellaneous Provisions (offences, injunctions and Court orders)
  • PART 30 - National student numbers

NZQA is a statutory entity established under Part 20 of the Education Act 1989, and is a Crown agent in terms of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (and so also operates under that Crown Entities Act). NZQA has a range of functions, many of which are set out in section 246A of the Education Act 1989.

NZQA's Rules

All of NZQA's rules are made under section 253 of the Education Act 1989 and have been approved by the NZQA Board and, when required, the appropriate Minister of the Crown.

See NZQA's Rules

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