NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2018

3. Interpretation

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

"Accreditation" means accreditation to provide all or part of an approved programme under section 250 of the Act:

"Act" means the Education Act 1989:

"Approval" means approval of a programme under section 249 of the Act:

"Category 1 institution" means an institution (other than a university) that has received, in the most recent external evaluation and review (EER) carried out by NZQA in respect of that institution, statements of confidence that are either:

(a)   Highly Confident in educational performance and Highly Confident in organisational capability in self-assessment; or

(b)   Highly Confident in educational performance and Confident in organisational capability in self-assessment:

 "Category 2 institution" means an institution (other than a university) that has received, in the most recent EER carried out by NZQA in respect of that institution, statements of confidence that are either:

(c)   Confident in educational performance and Highly Confident in organisational capability in self-assessment ; or

(d)   Confident in educational performance and Confident in organisational capability in self-assessment:

"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:

"Data requirements" means the details required to be filled out in the fields in the relevant online application form available on NZQA's website:

"External evaluation and review", or "EER", means the quality assurance system known as external evaluation and review that is set out in the rules from time to time made under section 253 of the Act for quality assurance (including External Evaluation and Review):

"Institution", for the purposes of accreditation to provide approved programmes, has the same meaning as in section 250(1) of the Act:

"Institution", for the purposes of approval of programmes, has the same meaning as in section 249(1) of the Act:

"Level" means any of levels 1 to 10 on the NZQF:

"NZQF" means the New Zealand Qualifications Framework:

"Programme" has the same meaning as in section 159(1) of the Act, but excludes programmes to which the Industry Training Programme Approval Rules 2012 apply:

"Qualification" means a qualification listed on the NZQF:

"Recognition of prior learning" means a process that involves formal assessment of a student's relevant and current knowledge and skills (gained through prior learning) to determine achievement of learning outcomes of a qualification for the purpose of awarding credit towards that qualification; and for the avoidance of doubt it does not include credit recognition and transfer:

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

"Type 1 change" means one or more changes to components of an approved programme which do not impact on the programme as a whole:

"Type 2 change" means one or more changes to components of an approved programme which do have an impact on the programme as a whole:

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

2.     For the purpose of applying Te Hono o Te Kahurangi quality assurance, unless the context otherwise requires references in these Rules to:

    1. “educational performance” are to be treated as references to “organisational performance”:
    2. ”self-assessment” are to be treated as references to “self-reflective practice”:
    3. “Highly Confident” are to be treated as references to “He pounamu kahurangi”:
    4. “Confident” are to be treated as references to “He pounamu whakairo”.

 

 
 
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