NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2021

7. Applications for accreditation to provide approved programmes or parts of approved programmes

  1. Applications by institutions ( other than universities) for accreditation to provide approved programmes or parts of them at levels 1 to 6, or provide approved programmes or parts of them for certificates and diplomas at level 7, must contain the following information:
    1. the  Data Requirements  (as defined in ule 3. 1):
    2. information that demonstrates the institution meets the criteria specified in rule 6.1:
    3. a self-assessment report addressing the key evaluation questions for accreditation that  are published  by NZQA on its website:
    4. evidence of internal quality assurance approval by the institution:
    5. agreement to participate in the monitoring of consistency of qualification achievement by students for the purposes of rule 5.1(f).
  2. Applications by institutions ( other than universities) for accreditation to provide an approved programme or part of an approved programme leading to a degree or post­ graduate qualifications at levels 7 to 10 must contain the following information:
    1. the Data Requirements (as defined in rule  3.1):
    2. information that demonstrates the institution meets the criteria specified in rule 6.1:
    3. a self-assessment report addressing the key evaluation questions for accreditation that are published by NZQA on its website:
    4. evidence of internal quality assurance approval by the institution.
  3. Except where NZQA otherwise requires, a Category 1 institution applying for accreditation is not required to provide the detail specified in paragraph (c) of rule 7.1 where:
    1. the institution demonstrates a successful history of provision of programmes in the subject area of the programme for which accreditation is sought; and
    2. the successful history referred to in paragraph (a) relates to programmes leading to qualifications at or above the level of the qualification to which the accreditation application relates.
  4. Where the programme or part of the programme for which accreditation is sought includes assessment of standards listed on the Directory of Assessment Standards, the applicant must hold consent to assess against those standards.
  5. Applications by universities for accreditation to provide an approved programme or part of an approved programme must be made to Universities  New Zealand.

 

 
 
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