NZQF Qualification Listing and Operational Rules 2016 (v3)

16. Award of qualifications

  1. Organisations that may award a qualification listed on the NZQF are:
    1. for qualifications at levels 1 to 6 (other than NCEA and university qualifications), the bodies listed in Rule 16.2; and
    2. for all other qualifications, the body or combination of bodies listed for that qualification for the purposes of Rule 4.1(h).
  2. Qualifications at levels 1 to 6 (other than NCEA and university qualifications) may be awarded by:
    1. an institution with a programme approval under section 249 of the Act in respect of the qualification; or
    2. an industry training organisation with consent to assess against standards making up the qualification (under section 252 of the Act) pending the industry training organisation obtaining a programme approval for the qualification; or
    3. an institution accredited under section 250 of the Act to provide a programme leading to the qualification; or
    4. the qualification developer where there is good reason for the qualification not being awarded by the organisations described in Rule 16.2(a) – (c); or
    5. NZQA where there is good reason for the qualification not being awarded by the organisations described in Rule 16.2(a) – (d).
  3. The formal document certifying the award of a qualification with “New Zealand” or “NZQF” in the title must bear the NZQF logo, and may also include the name or logo of the awarding body or qualification developer.
  4. For listed qualifications of the kind to which Rule 16.1(b) applies that do not have “New Zealand” in the title, the qualification developer may specify the requirements for the formal document certifying the award, which may include using the NZQF logo where approved to do so by NZQA.
  5. Where the language of instruction of the programme leading to a qualification was a language other than English, the formal document certifying the award of the qualification must clearly state the language of instruction.

 

 
 
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