NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2021

8. Granting of programme approval and granting of accreditation to institutions (other than universities)

  1. NZQA will advise applicant institutions (other than universities)if any of the details in the application require further work.
  2. NZQA may establish  a panel to assess the application.
  3. NZQA may carry out a site visit for accreditation applications.
  4. Where NZQA is satisfied with the details in the relevant application, NZQA will grant, and advise the applicant institution of:
    1. approval of the programme, including any rating of the programme in accordance with its evaluative methodology:
    2. accreditation to provide the approved programme or part of the approved programme.
  5. Where NZQA is not satisfied with the details in the application, NZQA will not approve the application, and will advise the applicant.
  6. NZQA will publish on its website up to date and appropriate details of approved programmes and details of institutions accredited to provide approved programmes or parts of them.


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