NZQF Qualification Listing and Operational Rules 2021

3. Interpretation

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

Act means the Education and Training Act 2020

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, Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, a Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology subsidiary, a wānanga, a registered private training establishment, a government training establishment, a transitional ITO, a WDC, NZQA, or other body that NZQA recognises as capable of meeting the responsibilities of a qualification developer set out in rule 13.1

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

Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology means the institute continued by section 314 of the Act

Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology subsidiary means a Crown entity subsidiary of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology subsidiary that provides education or training or both

transitional ITO has the same meaning as in clause 42(1) of Schedule 1 of the Act

Universities New Zealand means the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee continued by section 311 of the Act

WDC means a workforce development council as defined in section 10(1) of the Act.

 

 
 
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