NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2018

5. Applications for approval of programmes

  1. Applications by institutions (other than universities) for approval of programmes at levels 1 to 6, and diplomas at level 7, must contain the following information:
    1. the Data Requirements (as defined in Rule 3.1):
    2. programme documentation that includes:
      1. a clear statement of the title and aims of the programme;
      2. a clear articulation of the structure, components  and  length of the programme;
      3. clearly identified links between the programme component learning outcomes and the  qualification graduate profile outcomes;
      4. specified learning outcomes for each component  of the  programme;
      5. allocation of appropriate levels and credits for each component; and
      6. clear identification of any assessment standards used in the programme that are taken from the Directory of Assessment Standards:
    3. information that demonstrates the programme meets the criteria specified in Rule 4.1:
    4. a self-assessment report addressing the key evaluation questions for programmes that are published by NZQA on its website:
    5. evidence of internal quality assurance approval of the programme by the institution:
    6. an explanation of how the institution will monitor and assure the consistency of qualification achievement by students.
    7. A copy of any required endorsement of a WDC under section 482(1)(g) of the Act. 
  2. Applications by institutions (other than universities) for approval of programmes leading to degree and post-graduate qualifications at levels 7 to 10 must contain the following:
    1. the Data Requirements (as defined in Rule 3.1):
    2. programme documentation that includes:
      1. a clear statement of title and aims of the  programme;
      2. a clear articulation of the structure, components  and  length  of the programme;
      3. specified learning outcomes for each component  of the programme;
      4. clearly identified links between the programme component learning outcomes and the qualification graduate profile outcomes; and
      5. allocation of appropriate levels and credits for each component:
    3. information that demonstrates the programme meets the criteria specified in Rule 4.1:
    4. a self-assessment report addressing the key evaluation questions for programmes that are published by NZQA on its website:
    5. evidence of internal quality assurance approval of the programme by the institution.
  3. Except where NZQA otherwise requires, Category 1 institutions applying for programme approval are not required to provide the detail specified in paragraph (d) of Rule 5.1 where:
    1. the institution demonstrates a successful history of development and design of programmes in the subject area of the programme for which approval 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 programme application relates.
  4. Applications by universities for programme approval must be made to Universities New Zealand.

 

 
 
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