NZQF Qualification Listing and Operational Rules 2016 (v3)

3. Interpretation

  1. In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires:

Act means the Education Act 1989:

Credit recognition and transfer means a formal process whereby credit for outcomes already achieved by a student in relation to a qualification is recognised as credit for comparable outcomes in another qualification:

Credit value means the number of credits, with each credit representing ten notional learning hours:

Level means any of levels 1 to 10 set out in the first column of the NZQF structure:

NCEA means the National Certificate of Educational Achievement:

NZQA means the New Zealand Qualifications Authority:

NZQF means the New Zealand Qualifications Framework:

NZQF logo means the logo that is available from NZQA for approved usage in relation to the NZQF:

NZQF structure means the structure set out in the Table in the Appendix, consisting of the Levels and qualification types:

Qualification developer means a university, polytechnic, wānanga, registered private training establishment, government training establishment, industry training organisation, NZQA, or other body that NZQA recognises as capable of meeting the responsibilities of a qualification developer set out in Rule 13.1; and for the purposes of Rule 17 is the body that NZQA notifies as being the qualification developer for a particular qualification:

Qualification type means a type of qualification listed in the second column of the NZQF structure:

Quality assurance body means:

    1. NZQA:
    2. Universities New Zealand when it is exercising the powers of NZQA in respect of universities:

Status means current, expiring, or discontinued status of the qualification, as described in Rules 7.1 to 7.5:

Te Hono o Te Kahurangi quality assurance means applying Te Hono o Te Kahurangi whare ako framework and quality assurance tools for applications to list qualifications, as that framework and those tools are published from time to time by NZQA on its website:

Universities New Zealand means the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee established under section 240 of the Act.


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