NZQF Qualification Listing and Operational Rules 2012 (EXPIRED)

17. Transitional provisions

  1. For the purposes of Rule 13.2, in carrying out NZQA initiated wider reviews of suites of qualifications that were listed on the NZQF at the date these Rules came into force (other than university qualifications), NZQA will:
    1. notify the affected qualification developers to carry out a staged review process (to consolidate the number of similar qualifications and reduce proliferation and duplication) for the affected qualifications;
    2. list any new qualifications resulting from the staged review; and
    3. insert any relevant listing details for the qualifications resulting from the review for the purposes of Rules 4.1 and 5.2.
  2.  If NZQA considers that the staged review process carried out under Rule 17.1 has not produced a result satisfactory to NZQA for any or all of the qualifications, NZQA will:
    1. notify the relevant qualification developers of the details of a further review process and the timeframes for that review:
    2. consult known interested parties in the review process, and take into account their views:
    3. reach an interim decision on the qualifications needed and advise the interested parties of the interim decision and the reasons for it:
    4. ask the interested parties for submissions on the interim decision, and take those submissions into account in reaching a final decision:
    5. notify the interested parties of the final decision, the reasons for the decision, and the timeframes and process for implementing the final decision:
    6. list the qualifications needed that are not already listed, insert any relevant listing details for the resulting qualifications, and assign an expiring status to qualifications not required.
  3.  For university qualifications that were listed on the NZQF at the date these Rules came into force, Universities New Zealand will insert the relevant listing details by the end of 2014.
  4. Certificates at Level 7 that were listed prior to the commencement of these Rules:
    1. remain listed despite the removal from the NZQF structure of certificates at Level 7; and
    2. are in other respects subject to these Rules (for the avoidance of doubt this includes reviewing the qualification and the other responsibilities of the qualification developers).


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