Quality Assurance (including External Evaluation and Review (EER)) Rules 2021

14. Applications by Category 3 and 4 institutions and ITOs for statutory permissions

  1. A Category 4 institution or transitional ITO will not be granted new statutory permissions until the institution or transitional ITO improves its statements of confidence to at least Confident both in educational or transitional ITO performance and in organisational capability in self-assessment at its next EER.
  2. Where there are outstanding concerns over the quality of the provision of particular kinds of study or training of a Category 3 institution or transitional ITO, or over non-compliance issues relating to the Act or Rules, NZQA will not grant new statutory permissions in those particular kinds of study or training until the institution improves its statements of confidence to at least Confident both in educational or transitional ITO performance and in organisational capability in self-assessment at its next EER.
  3. Despite the lack of confidence in the institution or transitional ITO as a result of its EER report, where NZQA is satisfied that a Category 3 or 4 institution or transitional ITO is fully competent to provide particular kinds of study or training or where extenuating circumstances apply, NZQA may consider granting new statutory permissions.

15.  Category 4 institutions may no longer enrol new students

  1. From the date of publication of an EER report that results in an institution becoming a Category 4 institution (or such longer period as NZQA may allow), that institution must not enrol any new students into programmes, training schemes, or standards assessment that are quality assured by NZQA.

16.  Annual statutory declaration of compliance

  1. Institutions and transitional ITOs must provide to NZQA, within 5 months of the end of the financial year of the institution or transitional ITO, an annual statutory declaration as to their compliance with the Act and NZQA Rules.
  2. In providing the declaration required by rule 16.1, institutions and transitional ITOs must use the compliance declaration form published on the NZQA website.

17.  Student assessment material retention requirements

  1. Institutions (except for PTEs, which have the same retention requirements in the PTE Enrolment and Academic Records Rules) and transitional ITOs must keep all student assessment materials generated from education or training in which students are enrolled at the institution or transitional ITO, or full copies of them, for at least 12 months from the date of completion of that education or training (for the avoidance of doubt this includes assessment materials of education or training provided by sub-contractors of the institution or transitional ITO).

 

 
 
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