NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2021

12. Requirements to be met to maintain accreditation

  1. To continue to maintain accreditation to provide an approved programme or part of an approved programme at levels 1 to 6, or for a diploma at level 7, institutions ( other than universities) must:
    1. ensure the criteria specified in rule 6.1 continue to be met:
    2. participate and cooperate in the monitoring of consistency of qualification achievement  by students for the purposes of rule 5.1(f):
    3. undertake  self-assessment:
    4. provide the programme (or part) as it was approved, including adhering to the programme regulations, unless a specific change has been approved in writing by NZQA:
    5. participate and cooperate in external evaluation and review.
    6. where requested by NZQA, participate and co-operate in programme monitoring, which may include visits to the institution:
    7. provide relevant information where requested by NZQA for the  purposes  of:
      1. assuring consistency of graduates of New Zealand qualifications at levels 1-6; and
      2. reviews of suites  of qualifications and of individual qualifications :
    8. where requested by NZQA, participate and cooperate for the purposes of assuring consistency and carrying out reviews as described in rule 12.1(g)(i) and (ii):
    9. provide sufficient evidence to demonstrate consistency of graduate outcomes effectively, when participating in the process of assuring consistency.
  2. To continue to maintain accreditation to provide an approved programme or part of an approved programme  leading to a degree or post-graduate  qualification  at levels 7 to 10 institutions ( other than universities) must:
    1. ensure the criteria specified within rule 6.1 continue to be met:
    2. undertake self-assessment:
    3. provide the programme ( or part) as it was approved, including adhering to the programme regulations, unless a specific change has been approved in writing by NZQA:
    4. participate and cooperate in external evaluation and review:
    5. participate and cooperate  in monitoring, which will  consist  of  either:
      1. annual visits to the institution by the NZQA appointed monitor, reports by the monitor on the implementation of the programme, and reviews of the first graduating years of programmes by the institution; or
      2. where NZQA permits, self-monitoring in accordance with any conditions imposed  by NZQA.
  3. To continue to maintain accreditation to provide a programme universities must:
    1. ensure the criteria specified within rule 6.1 continue to be met:
    2. ensure regular reviews of the provision of the programme are undertaken.

 

 
 
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