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 Act 1989 (the Act).

When a non-university TEO or Code signatory is not compliant with the Act, NZQA Rules (made under section 253 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:

TypeExplanationLength 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 numberContext and description of the statutory actionStatus

Aromaflex International Aromatherapy School Limited trading as Aromaflex Academy (Aromaflex)

MoE Number: 8201

Context
Significant breaches of NZQA rules

 

Issued 30/01/2018

Action ongoing  

Description
Compliance notice requiring the provider to stop enrolling new students into NZQA approved programmes and must comply with all the following requirements:

• Conduct a thorough audit of its website and printed materials to ensure all the information is accurate, up to date, consistent with the programmes as approved by NZQA and compliant with all NZQA rules.

• Update the English proficiency entry criteria for all programmes to reflect changes to Rule 18 for enrolment of international students.

• Apply for approval of any Type 2 changes to programmes that it has made or plans to make, including changes to delivery modes.

• Cease delivery through the unapproved Auckland site and remove any related advertising.

• Make appropriate arrangements for any students who were enrolled by Aromaflex in Auckland.

• Develop pre and post-assessment moderation schedules for each of its programmes for 2018 and appropriate moderation report template(s).

• Provide NZQA with copies of any pre-and post-assessment moderation reports Aromaflex completed in 2017.

• Migrate its student records to its new Student Management System

• Produce a complete and accurate list of all students enrolled and engage an independent chartered accountant to conduct a full audit of that list.

• Rectify any student fee protection shortfall identified by the audit report (if any) by the close of the next business day of the audit report being completed.

Aromaflex International Aromatherapy School Limited trading as Aromaflex Academy (Aromaflex)

MoE Number: 8201

 

Context
Significant breaches of NZQA rules

 

Cancellation will take effect on 30/06/2018

Description
Decision to cancel provider’s registration as a private training establishment, effective from 30 June 2018.

 

BEST Pacific Institute of Education Limited

MoE Number 9872

 

Context
Provider no longer meets registration criteria.

Registration cancelled 8/01/2018

Description
Cancelled provider's registration as a private training establishment, effective from 8 January 2018.

Cornell Institute of Business and Technology Limited trading as Cornell Institute of Business and Technology

MoE Number: 7554

Context
Concerns about the design and delivery of the Cornell Diploma in Business Studies (Level 7).

Issued
6/07/2018

Action ongoing

Description
Conditions imposed, with the provider's agreement, preventing it from enrolling any new students in the Cornell Diploma in Business Studies (Level 7) until it has made specified improvements to the programme design and delivery to NZQA's satisfaction.

Crown Institute of Studies Limited

MoE Number: 8644

Context
Concerns about the provider’s compliance with assessment and moderation requirements in relation to the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) and National Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5).

Conditions effective from 28/03/2018

Description
Conditions imposed with the provider’s agreement on accreditation to provide the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) and National Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5).

The provider must not release any assessment results or award credit for the prescriptions included in the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) and National Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5) until an NZQA-approved assessment partner has verified their achievement.

EDENZ Colleges 2016 Limited

MoE Number: 8571 

 

Context
Concerns about the provider’s compliance with accreditation requirements in relation to the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) and New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6).

Issued 9/07/2018

Action ongoing.

 

Description
Compliance notice placing requirements on accreditation for the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) and New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6).

The provider must not:

  • issue any offers of place to students
  • enrol new students
  • begin delivery to students who are enrolled but have yet to commence their programme of study
  • release marked assessments or assessment results for current students
  • award the diplomas

The provider must also supply NZQA with required information.

Excellent Education Limited Trading as Excellent International Academy

MoE Number: 7955

Context
Failure to comply with NZQA rules.

 

Registration cancelled 26/01/2018

Description
Cancelled provider's registration as a private training establishment with effect from 26 January 2018.

Fit Futures Learning Institute Limited

MoE Number: 8097

Context
Significant breaches of NZQA rules.

Registration cancelled 14/06/2018

Description
Cancelled provider's registration as a private training establishment.

Hospitality Training Company Limited

MoE Number: 7302

Context
Unapproved sub-contracting.

Issued 5/07/2018

Action ongoing

Description
Compliance notice requiring termination of unapproved sub-contracting arrangement.

New Zealand Institute of Education 2007 Limited trading as New Zealand Institute of Education

MoE Number:7850

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

Issued 22/02/2018

Action ongoing  

Description
Conditions imposed, with the provider’s agreement, on its accreditation to provide the Diploma in Applied Business (Level 7): The provider must not enrol new students into the Diploma in Applied Business (Level 7). The provider must not release any assessment results or award qualifications to the students on the Diploma in Applied Business (Level 7) until an NZQA-approved moderation partner has verified their achievement. 

Premier Institute of Education Limited trading as Premier Institute of Education

MoE Number: 8473

Context
Concerns about the provider’s English language proficiency testing and compliance with assessment and moderation requirements in relation to the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5 and Level 6).

Issued 8/12/2017

Action ongoing

Description
Conditions imposed, with the provider’s agreement, on accreditation to provide the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5 and Level 6).

Until notified otherwise by NZQA, provider must not enrol new students into the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5 and Level 6).

Provider must provide evidence to NZQA of all current students’ English language proficiency.

Provider must conduct a review of all assessment material and appoint a moderation partner who will pre-moderate reviewed assessment tasks and post-moderate marked learner work.

Taupo Language and Outdoor Education Centre Limited

MoE Number: 8954

Context
Significant breaches of NZQA Rules.

Registration cancelled 16/04/2018.

Description
Cancelled provider’s registration as a private training establishment, effective from 16 April 2018

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

MoE Number: 8630

 

Context
Concerns about the provider’s assessment practices in relation to Core Skills, Computing 1-4, Numeracy and Physical Education Unit standards.

Issued 30/04/2018

Action ongoing  

 

 

Description
Conditions imposed, with the provider’s agreement, on its consent to assess against standards in the Core Skills, Numeracy and Physical Education moderation systems. The provider will not enrol new students into the programmes/pathways that contain the affected standards and will not release any assessment results or award qualifications to the students until an NZQA-approved moderation partner has verified their achievement.

Conditions imposed, with the provider’s agreement, on its consent to assess against standards in the Computing moderation system, which require the provider to retain all student assessments and submit a selected sample to NZQA for moderation.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

MoE Number: 8630

Context
Concerns about the provider’s assessment practices in relation to Core Skills Unit standards.

Conditions imposed 7/07/2017

Action ongoing.

Description
Conditions imposed, with the provider’s agreement, on the provider’s accreditation to provide the New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 1). The conditions require the provider to retain student assessments, submit a selected sample to NZQA for moderation, and meet specified minimum standards in the moderation results.

The Learning Connexion Limited

MoE Number: 9410

Context
Consistently late submission of student fee protection quarterly attestation documents.

Issued 14/05/2018

Action ongoing  

Description
Compliance notice requiring the submission of the attestation for the quarter ending 28 February 2018, and the submission of the attestations for the next four quarters within 10 working days of the respective quarter.

Universal Education Group Ltd trading as New Zealand National College (NZNC)

MoE Number: 7897

Context
Failure to comply with NZQA rules.

Registration cancelled 20 December 2017

 

Description
Cancelled provider's registration as a private training establishment with effect from 20 December 2017.

Note: This table contains actions taken from 3 July 2017, and compliance notices open as at 3 July 2017. Exemption conditions (e.g. under 233B(1) of the Act) are not published as they do not relate to provider non-compliance, corrective action or intervention.

 
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