NZQA operates under the following legislation:

The Education and Training Act 2020. The relevant provisions of this Act are:

  • SECTION 524 - Courses for international students
  • SUBPART 5 OF PART 4 - Private Training Establishments
  • SUBPART 7 OF PART 5 - International Students
  • SUBPART 2 OF PART 5 - New Zealand Qualifications Authority
  • SUBPART 7 OF PART 4, SUBPART 8 OF PART 5 AND SECTION 665 - Miscellaneous Provisions (offences, injunctions and Court orders)
  • SECTIONS 649 AND 661 AND CLAUSE 71 OF SCHEDULE 1 - National student numbers

NZQA is a statutory entity continued under Subpart 2 of Part 5 of the Education and Training Act 2020, 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 the Education and Training Act 2020.

NZQA's Rules

All of NZQA's rules are made under section 452 of the Education and Training Act 2020 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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