Statutory actions

This page lists NZQA’s current statutory actions.

Each statutory action listed includes a summary of the action and its current status. The actions are listed alphabetically by the tertiary education organisation’s (TEO’s) legal name.

Some actions remain on this page longer than others. Please check the sections below for more details.

What are statutory actions?

Statutory actions are actions taken in accordance with the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020 (the Act).

When a non-university TEO or Code signatory is not compliant with the Act, NZQA Rules (made under section 452 of the Act), and/or the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016 (the Code), NZQA has the legal power to use a range of statutory actions where relevant and applicable.

Wherever possible, NZQA works informally with the organisation in the first instance to address the identified non-compliance, for example, by way of a reminder, formal letter, or request for an action plan.

If an informal approach is unsuccessful, or the non-compliance is more serious or poses an immediate risk to students or the public, the case may be escalated to a statutory action.

What kind of statutory actions does NZQA use?

The different statutory actions NZQA uses, and how long they will remain on this page, are listed below:

Type Explanation Length of time on this page
Compliance notice Directs the organisation to do (or refrain from doing) something specific
Example: ensure that the organisation’s student files are accurate and complete by a given date
From when the compliance notice is issued to when it is closed
(removed a maximum of five working days after it is closed)
Conditions imposed Specify constraints that the organisation will be subject to; can be time-bound or indefinite
Example: submit extra assessment materials for moderation and demonstrate improved moderation results, or (for Code signatories) stop enrolling new international students
From when the condition is imposed, to when it is revoked
(removed a maximum of five working days after it is revoked)
Withdrawal Withdrawal of consent to assess against standards, training scheme approval, programme approval or programme accreditation For six months after the notice is issued
Removal of Code signatory status Prevents the Code signatory from enrolling any new international students, or continuing to have its existing international students enrolled For six months after the notice is issued
Cancellation of registration (private training establishments only) Removal of a private training establishment’s registration For six months after the notice is issued

 For more information about statutory actions see Decision regarding statutory actions publication.

Current statutory actions

Organisation name and MoE number Context and description of the statutory action Status

Aotea Community Trust Incorporated trading as Kapiti Skills Centre

MoE Number: 9446

Context
Concerns about provider’s compliance with the consent and moderation requirements for certain standards in the Outdoor Recreation and Fitness subfields, which have not been assessed by the provider in the last two years.  

Consent to assess withdrawn effective from 08/10/2020.

Description
Withdrew provider’s consent to assess for certain standards in the Outdoor Recreation and Fitness subfields. 

Aspire2 International Business and Technology Limited 

MoE Number: 7664

Context
Concerns about the provider’s assessment in relation to the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) and the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) (‘the Business Diplomas’). 

Conditions imposed on 02/10/2018

Conditions amended 30/06/2020

Description

Conditions imposed requiring the provider to:

  • Conduct a review of all assessment tasks prior to use. 
  • Ensure its assessment tasks are pre-moderated by its external moderation partner and that a sample of marked student assessments are moderated by its external moderation partner before results are confirmed and released to students.

Aspire2 International Business and Technology Limited  

MoE Number: 7664

Context
Concerns about the provider’s assessment in relation to the Diploma in Business (Level 7).

Conditions imposed on 23/10/2018

Conditions amended 08/07/2020 

Description
Conditions imposed requiring the provider to:

  • Conduct a review of all assessment tasks prior to use. 
  • Ensure its assessment tasks are pre-moderated by its external moderation partner and that a sample of marked student assessments are moderated by its external moderation partner before results are confirmed and released to students.

Aspire2 International Hospitality and Healthcare Limited

MoE Number:7530

Aspire2 International Business and Technology Limited 

MoE Number:7664 

Context
Concerns regarding failure to comply with programme approval requirements for the Diploma in Health Services Management (Level 7).

Ongoing

Description
Withdrawal of the approval of the Diploma in Health Services Management (Level 7) once current students complete their study. 

FREEDOM Institute of Higher Education Limited

MoE Number:7196

Context
Concerns about the provider’s assessment practice in relation to the following programmes: 

  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting, Management and Leadership) (Level 5), and
  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (Management & leadership, Accounting) (Level 6).

Issued 28/09/2020

Accreditation withdrawn effective from 01/02/2021 

Description
Withdrawal of the provider’s accreditation to provide the following programmes: 

  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting, Management and Leadership) (Level 5), and
  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (Management & leadership, Accounting) (Level 6).

The withdrawal will take effect once the current students have completed their studies.

Making Futures Happen International Institute Limited, trading as Elite Management School (Wellington Campus)

MoE Number: 7575

Context
Concerns about provider’s assessment capability in relation to business programmes.

 

Accreditation withdrawn effective from 19/08/2020 

Description
Withdrew provider’s accreditation to provide the New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Leadership and Management) (Level 5).

Manukau Institute of Technology 

MoE Number: 6010

Context
Concerns about the provider’s delivery and assessment in relation to the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (‘NZDB’) 

Conditions imposed on 05/02/2020

Action ongoing 

Description
Conditions imposed, with MIT’s agreement, on its accreditation to deliver the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5), which require the provider to cease enrolling new students in the Diploma, review the assessment tools, verify student achievement and implement an improvement plan. 

New Zealand School of Education Limited

MoE Number: 7647

Context
Concerns about the provider's assessment in relation to the Diploma in Business (Level 7).

Conditions imposed on 24/09/2019

Action ongoing

Description
The following conditions have been imposed with agreement:

  • Until notified otherwise by NZQA, NZSE must not issue new offers of place or enrol any new students into the Diploma in Business (Level 7).
  • NZSE will implement an agreed remedial plan in relation to current students, to confirm the validity of all credits achieved to date.
  • NZSE will conduct a review of all assessment material and appoint a moderation partner who will moderate reviewed assessment tasks and a sample of marked learner work.

  • NZSE will provide a detailed monthly report on all activity under these conditions to NZQA.

Northland Polytechnic (NorthTec)

MoE Number: 6012

Context
Repeated poor national external moderation results in the Numeracy moderation system. 

Conditions imposed on 18/07/2019

Action ongoing

Description
Conditions imposed, with the provider's agreement, on its consent to assess against standards in the Numeracy moderation system, which require the provider to meet the specified minimum standards in the moderation results upon re-commencement of assessment against the standards by NorthTec. 

UUNZ Institute of Business Limited 

MoE Number: 7539

Context
Concerns about the provider’s assessment in relation to the following programmes (“the Business Programmes”):

  • Master of Business Administration (Level 9)
  • Master of Business Administration (International Business) (Level 9)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Level 8)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business (Level 8)

Conditions imposed on
28/11/2018

Conditions amended 24/01/2019

Action ongoing  

 

Description
Conditions imposed with UUNZ’s agreement requiring the provider to cease enrolling new students in the Business Programmes, review the assessment tools, conduct full pre-moderation and post-assessment moderate an agreed sample using an external moderation partner, and provide a monthly report to NZQA.

UUNZ Institute of Business Limited 

MoE Number:7539

Context
Concerns about the provider's assessment in relation to the following programmes ("the IT and IS programmes"):

  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Level 7)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business (Information Systems) (Level 8)
  • Master of Business (Information Systems) (Level 9)
  • Graduate Diploma in Business (Information Systems) (Level 7) 

Conditions imposed on
22/07/2019 

Conditions amended 02/12/2019

Action ongoing

Description
Conditions imposed requiring UUNZ to cease enrolling new students in the IT and IS programmes, review the assessment tools, conduct full pre and post-assessment moderation and moderate an agreed sample using an external moderation partner, and provide a monthly report to NZQA.

 

Note: Exemption conditions (e.g. under 348(1) of the Act) are not published as they do not relate to provider non-compliance, corrective action or intervention.

 
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