NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2018

6. Criteria for accreditation of institutions to provide approved programmes or parts of approved programmes under section 250 of the Act

  1. The following are the criteria for accreditation of institutions to provide approved programmes  or  parts of approved programmes:
Criterion 1Assessment and moderation
  The institution has the capability and capacity to ensure assessment materials and decisions are fair, valid, consistent and appropriate for the level, given the stated learning outcomes.
Criterion 2Resources
  The institution has the capability and capacity to support sustained delivery of the programme through appropriate academic staffing, teaching facilities, educational and physical resources, and support services.
Criterion 3Support for delivery
  If the applicant institution is not the holder of the programme approval, there is support from the holder of the programme approval. 
Criterion 4Assessment and review
 

There must be adequate and effective review of programme performance and the institution's capability to support the programme.

There must be monitoring of improvement following review, and processes for determining whether the programme should continue to be delivered.
Criterion 5Research activity required to deliver degrees and post-graduate qualifications
  Research facilities and the support of staff involved in research are adequate, the levels of research activity of staff involved in the programme are satisfactory, and the ways by which the research-teaching links are made in the curriculum are appropriate.
 
 
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