Quality Assurance (including External Evaluation and Review (EER)) Rules 2016 (v3)

4. Interpretation

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

Act means the Education Act 1989:

Category 1 institution or ITO is an institution or ITO of the kind described in Rule 11(1)(a):

Category 2 institution or ITO is an institution or ITO of the kind described in Rule 11(1)(b):

Category 3 institution or ITO is an institution or ITO of the kind described in Rule 11(1)(c):

Category 4 institution or ITO is an institution or ITO of the kind described in Rule 11(1)(d):

Category withdrawn institution or ITO is an institution or ITO of the kind described in   Rule 11.1(e):

EER means external evaluation and review as described in Rules 5.1 to 5.6:

Institution includes any polytechnic, wānanga, government training establishment, or registered establishment:

ITO means an Industry Training Organisation within the meaning of section 159(1) of the Act:

NZQA means the New Zealand Qualifications Authority:

NZQF means the New Zealand Qualifications Framework:

PTE means a registered establishment:

Registered establishment has the same meaning as in section 159(1) of the Act:

Statement of confidence means one of the following levels of confidence in educational performance and in organisational capability in self-assessment (with its Te Hono o Te Kahurangi quality assurance for EER equivalent in parenthesis):

  1. Highly Confident (He pounamu kahurangi):
  2. Confident (He pounamu whakairo):
  3. Not Yet Confident (He pounamu hukihuki):
  4. Not Confident (He pounamu):

Statutory permission includes Code signatory status, programme approval, accreditation, training scheme approval, and consent to assess against standards:
Student includes learners and trainees:

Te Hono o Te Kahurangi quality assurance means applying Te Hono o Te Kahurangi whare ako framework and quality assurance tools for the purposes of EER, as that framework and those tools are published from time to time by NZQA on its website.

 

 
 
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