NZQF Qualification Listing and Operational Rules 2021

7. Status of Qualifications on the NZQF

  1. Qualifications on the NZQF will be assigned one of three kinds of status by NZQA: current, expiring, or discontinued.
  2. Qualifications with current status are those in current use, and programmes leading to such qualifications may be offered and provided to students in accordance with the Act and with Rules made under section 452 of the Act.
  3. Qualifications with expiring status are those:
    1. which are being replaced with a new qualification; and
    2. for which a decision has been made for them to be discontinued in the future.
  4. Qualifications with expiring status:
    1. may continue to be available to students enrolled in a programme of study or training leading to the expiring qualification, but no new students may be enrolled in that qualification from the time the qualification is assigned expiring status by NZQA; and
    2. will have a time limit for the expiry period, following which they will be assigned discontinued status.
  5. For qualifications with discontinued status:
    1. the qualification may no longer be awarded unless all qualification requirements were completed prior to its discontinuation; and
    2. programmes leading to such qualifications must not be offered or provided.


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