NZQF Qualification Listing and Operational Rules 2021

10. Content and process for applications for approval to list qualifications on the NZQF

  1. Applications for approval to list qualifications on the NZQF must:
    1. contain the details set out in rule 4.1; and
    2. for qualifications at levels 1 to 6 also contain the details required by:
      1. rules 5.1 and 5.2; and
      2. rule 10.3 (other than university applications).
  2. Applications (other than by universities) for approval to list qualifications at levels 1 to 6 will be managed in two stages:
    1. the first stage is approval to develop the qualification:
    2. the second stage is approval of the qualification.
  3. The following additional requirements apply to applications to list qualifications at levels 1 to 6:
    1. applicants are to use the relevant application form available on the NZQA website:
    2. a stakeholder profile must be provided which identifies individuals and/or organisations with a “stake” in the outcome of the qualification, including the following mandatory stakeholders:
      1. a transitional ITO or WDC where the qualification in the application relates to any of its specified industries:
      2. any other standard setting body where the qualification in the application relates to an area of responsibility of that standard setting body:
      3. regulatory bodies where the qualification in the application relates to an area of responsibility of that regulatory body:
      4. providers who are likely to be accredited to provide a programme leading to the qualification, or a sample of providers of a similar qualification:
    3. a list of the stakeholders from the stakeholder profile that had significant involvement in the development of the qualification:
    4. copies of relevant stakeholder attestations for both stages of the application, with those attestations showing the nature, degree and reason for each stakeholder’s involvement in the development of the qualification:
    5. for the first stage of an application only, evidence of a comprehensive needs analysis that identifies and confirms the distinct need in New Zealand for the qualification, or in the other country or countries in which the qualification has a predominant use (including evidence of satisfying the requirements of the relevant regulatory body or bodies of that country or those countries):
    6. evidence of decisions made in the development of the qualification.
  4. In addition to supplying the details required in rule 10.1, applicants may:
    1. for the purposes of rule 6.1 request that the qualification is listed in te reo Māori instead of English, and may choose whether to include a reo Māori translation for “New Zealand”:
    2. request that Te Hono o Te Kahurangi quality assurance is used for assessment of the application, and answer the following pātai aromātai for the six kaupapa set out in rule 10.5:
      1. for the purposes of rule 10.2(a), - Kei te tutuki te tono nei i ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi?:
      2. for the purposes of rule 10.2(b) - Kei te eke te tono nei i ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi?
  5. For the purposes of rule 10.4(b) the kaupapa as consistent with Te Hono o Te Kahurangi quality assurance are:
    1. rangatiratanga:
    2. whanaungatanga:
    3. manaakitanga
    4. pūkengatanga:
    5. kaitiakitanga:
    6. Te Reo Māori.
  6. An applicant making a request under rule 10.4(b), in addition to providing the information required under this rule 10, must provide the information that Te Hono o Te Kahurangi quality assurance framework and tools require.
  7. NZQA will evaluate a request made under Rule 10.4(b), together with the information supplied, in accordance with Te Hono o Te Kahurangi quality assurance.
  8. NZQA may release an applicant from all or part of the requirements in rule 10.2(a), or rule 10.3(c) or (d), where the applicant satisfies NZQA there is good reason to do so.
 
 
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