NZQA rules

NZQA operates under the following legislation: The Education and Training Act 2020 and the Crown Entities Act 2004.

Authority

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.

Assessment and examination rules

Private training establishment and Industry Training Organisation rules

The following NZQA rules are concerned with the establishment and operation of private training establishments (PTEs):

Tranisational Industry Training Organisation Prescribed Quality Assurance Requirements Rules 2021

Quality Assurance (including External Evaluation and Review (EER)) rules

Standards and assessment rules

The following NZQA rules relate to the assessment of standards listed on the Directory of Assessment Standards.

Training scheme rules

The following NZQA rules apply specifically to training schemes. A training scheme is any study or training that leads to an award but does not, of itself, lead to an award of a qualification listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).

Expired / Revoked rules

The following policies, criteria and rules have expired and thus are no longer in force.

Assessment and examination rules

Schools with consent to assess

Tertiary education organisations with consent to assess

Home schools

Private Training Establishment and Industry Training Organisation related Rules

Annual fees

Annual fee rules 2015 (PDF, 732KB)

Industry training organisation prescribed quality assurance requirements

Industry Training Organisation Prescribed Quality Assurance Requirements Rules 2015 (PDF, 648KB) (and 2018 amendments (PDF, 96KB))

NZ Diploma in Business

Assessment rules and procedures for granting the NZ Diploma in Business 2009 (replaced by conditions imposed under section 250A (4) and (5) of the Education Act 1989 on 21 December 2012)

Private training establishment enrolment and academic records

The PTE Enrolment and Academic Records Rules 2012 (PDF, 3.7MB) , with the following amendments:

Private training establishment registration

Policies and criteria for ongoing registration of PTEs (PDF, 121KB) (replaced by the Private Training Establishment Registration Rules 2013).

The Private Training Establishment Registration Rules 2013 (PDF, 677KB) had the following amendments:

These were replaced by the Private Training Establishment Registration Rules 2018 (PDF, 1MB).

Here is the signed version of the 2018 Rules (PDF, 3.4MB).

Private training establishment registration fee

PTE Annual Registration Fee Rules 2011 (PDF, 608KB)

PTE Annual Registration Fee Rules (No.2) 2011 (PDF, 576KB)

Student fee protection

Student fee protection policy (replaced by the Student Fee Protection Rules 2013)

The Student Fee Protection Rules 2013 (PDF, 860KB) had the following amendments:

Here is the signed version of the 2013 Rules (PDF, 972KB).

These were replaced by the Student Fee Protection Rules 2018 (PDF, 719KB).

Student funds trust deposit exemption

Student Funds Trust Deposit Exemption Rules 2016 (PDF, 675KB)

Quality Assurance (including External Evaluation and Review (EER)) rules

The External Evaluation and Review (EER) Rules 2013 (PDF, 715KB) had the following amendments:

These were replaced by the Quality Assurance (including External Evaluation and Review (EER)) Rules 2016 (PDF, 805KB), which had the following amendments:

New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) rules

Qualification listing and operational rules

The NZQF Qualification Listing and Operational Rules 2012 (PDF, 923KB) had the following amendments:

These were replaced by the NZQF Qualification Listing and Operational Rules 2016 (PDF, 860KB), which had the following amendments:

Programme approval and accreditation

Criteria for programme approval and accreditation (replaced by the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013)

The Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 (PDF, 858KB) had the following amendments:

These were replaced by the Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2018 (PDF, 893KB), with the following amendments:

Incentives and sanctions

Statutory policies for incentives and sanctions (PDF, 112KB) (incorporated into various of the rules above).

Offshore programme delivery

Offshore Programme Delivery Rules 2012 (PDF, 649KB), with the following amendments:

Industry training programme

Industry Training Programme Rules 2012 (PDF, 672KB), with the following amendments:

Standards and assessment rules

Directory of Assessment Standards listing

Directory of Assessment Standards Listing and Operational Rules 2011 (PDF, 604KB), with the following amendments:

Consent to assess

Consent to Assess Against Standards Rules 2011 (PDF, 1.3MB), with the following amendments:

Training scheme rules

Training Scheme Rules 2012 (PDF, 687KB), with the following amendments:

Here is the original signed version (PDF, 755KB).

2017 signed versions

2017 Rules Amendments - ministerial sign off (for 12 rule sets) (PDF, 942KB)

 
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