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

Aotea Community Trust incorporated trading as Kapiti Skills Centre

MoE Number: 9446

Context
Concerns regarding compliance with Outdoor Recreation and Fitness moderation systems. 

Conditions imposed on 28/06/2019

Action ongoing

Description
Conditions imposed, with the provider's agreement, on its consent to assess against certain standards in the Recreation and Fitness systems, which require the provider to meet pre- and post-moderation following re-commencement of assessment.

 

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 2/10/2018

Action ongoing

Description

Conditions imposed requiring the provider to:

  • implement an agreed remedial plan in relation to current students, to confirm the validity of all credits achieved to date. 
  • conduct a review of all assessment material and appoint a moderation partner who will pre-moderate reviewed assessment tasks and post-moderate a sample of marked learner work.
  • provide a detailed monthly report on all activity under these conditions to NZQA.

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) and the Diploma in Business Management (Level 7).

Conditions imposed on 23/10/2018

Action ongoing 

Description
Conditions imposed requiring the provider to:

  • implement an agreed remedial plan in relation to current students, to confirm the validity of all credits achieved to date. 
  • conduct a review of all assessment material and appoint a moderation partner who will pre-moderate reviewed assessment tasks and post-moderate a sample of marked learner work.
  • provide a detailed monthly report on all activity under these conditions to NZQA.

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. 

Career Matrix NZ Limited trading as Abacus Institute of Studies (Abacus)

MoE Number: 7932

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

Conditions imposed on 28/09/2018

Action ongoing

Description

  • Until notified otherwise by NZQA, Abacus must not issue new offers of place or enrol any new students into the Business Diplomas.
  • Abacus will implement the agreed remedial action plan in relation to current students, including the re-teaching of programme content as appropriate and the re-assessment of all programme components completed to date, except for papers 505 Project Management and 506 Small Business Management.
  • Abacus must conduct a review of all of the assessment material associated with all components of the Business Diplomas and ensure that all assessment materials are moderated prior to use by an external moderation partner approved by NZQA.
  • Abacus must ensure that all student assessments for the Business Diplomas (except for assessments for 505 Project Management and 506 Small Business Management) marked by Abacus are verified by an external moderation partner approved by NZQA before such assessment results are confirmed and released to students.
  • For papers 505 Project Management and 506 Small Business Management, Abacus must submit a sample of completed assessments marked by Abacus to be verified by an external moderation partner approved by NZQA.
  • Abacus must provide a detailed monthly report to NZQA on all activity under these conditions and other actions it is taking in accordance with the remedial plan. 

Communications International Education Limited trading as Tasman International Academies

MoE Number: 7805

Context
Concerns about the provider’s assessment materials and decisions in relation to the Diploma in Digital Marketing (Level 7).

Conditions imposed on 12/09/2019

Action ongoing

Description
Conditions imposed with Tasman’s agreement requiring the provider to cease enrolling new students in the Diploma in Digital Marketing programme, implement an agreed remedial plan, review all assessment material, appoint a moderation partner who will pre-moderate reviewed assessment tasks and post-moderate a sample of marked learner work before assessment results are confirmed and released to students, and provide a monthly report to NZQA.

Cornell Institute of Business and Technology Limited 

MoE Number:7554

Context
Concerns about the provider’s assessment in relation to the Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Technology Management) (Level 7) (‘the Diploma’).

Conditions imposed on 10/10/2019

Action ongoing  

Description

The following conditions have been imposed with agreement:

  • Until notified otherwise by NZQA, CIBT must not issue new offers of place or enrol any new students into the Diploma.
  • CIBT will implement an agreed remedial plan in relation to current students, to confirm the validity of all credits achieved to date.
  • CIBT 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.
  • CIBT will provide a detailed monthly report on all activity under these conditions to NZQA. 

Cornerstone Education Limited 

MoE Number: 8365

Context
Concerns about the provider’s assessment in relation to the Diploma in Business (Level 5) (‘the Diploma’). 

Conditions imposed on 3/10/2019 

Action ongoing

Description
The following conditions have been imposed with agreement:

  • Cornerstone will implement a remedial plan for students enrolled in the Diploma.
  • Cornerstone will review assessment materials associated with the Diploma.
  • Cornerstone will not issue assessment tasks to students until the review is completed.
  • Cornerstone will give NZQA a list of the reviewed assessment tasks.
  • When requested, Cornerstone must provide assessment materials and learner samples to NZQA. Samples will be drawn from the list provided to NZQA.
  • Cornerstone must submit assessor decisions to an NZQA moderator. 

KIWA Institute of Education trading as KIWA

MoE Number: 8925

Context
Repeated poor national external moderation results in the Literacy and Numeracy moderation systems.

Conditions imposed on 20/06/2019

Action ongoing

Description
Conditions imposed, with the provider's agreement, on its consent to assess against standards in the Literacy and Numeracy moderation systems, which require the provider to submit a selected sample to NZQA for moderation and meet the specified minimum standards in the moderation results.

 

New Zealand School of Education Limited

MoE Number: 7647

Context
Concerns about the provider's assessment practice in relation to the Diploma in Advanced Network and Cloud Technology (Level 7).

Conditions imposed on 11/06/2019

Action ongoing

Description
Conditions imposed, with the provider's agreement, on its accreditation to deliver the Diploma in Advanced Network and Cloud Technology (Level 7), which limits enrolments, requires the provider to undergo programme monitoring and moderation in twelve months’ time, and meet the specified minimum standards in the moderation results. 

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. 

SPI Institute Ltd - South Pacific Islands Institute Ltd

Trading as South Pacific Islands Institute

MoE Number:8952

Context
Repeated poor national external moderation results in the Literacy and Numeracy moderation systems.

Conditions imposed on 16/05/2019

Action ongoing

Description 
Conditions imposed, with the provider’s agreement, on its consent to assess against standards in the Literacy and Numeracy moderation systems, which require the provider to submit a selected sample to NZQA for moderation and meet the specified minimum standards in the moderation results.

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 

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 using an external moderation partner, and provide a monthly report to NZQA.

 

Note: 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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