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

Aspire2 International Business and Technology Limited formerly known as Concordia Institute of Business 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’). 

Issued 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 formerly known as Concordia Institute of Business 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).

Issued 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.

Business College NZ Limited

MoE Number:8657

Context
Failure to submit independent assurance practitioners review (IAPR) and student fee protection (SFP) audit reports.

 Issued 11/04/2019

Action ongoing

Description
Compliance notice requiring the submission of overdue IAPR and SFP audit reports by 29 May 2019.

 

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 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 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 10/08/2018

Conditions amended 7/12/2018

Action ongoing

Description
Conditions imposed requiring the provider to:

  • discontinue the enrolment of all students who have enrolled for the Business Diplomas but not yet started their course
  • cease enrolling new students into the Business Diplomas
  • suspend delivery to any student enrolled in the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) whose English proficiency prior to enrolment was assessed through Tasman’s internal English proficiency assessment, unless the student can provide an internationally recognised English proficiency outcome.
  • take agreed remedial actions in relation to any student affected by the above condition.
  • implement an agreed remedial plan in relation to current students, including the re-teaching of programme content as appropriate and re-assessment of all programme components completed to date.
  • ensure that an agreed sample of marked student assessments is moderated by an external moderation partner approved by NZQA before assessment results are confirmed and released to students.
  • provide a detailed monthly report on all activity under these conditions to NZQA.

Horizons Unlimited Limited

MoE Number: 7695

Context
Failure to submit Independent Assurance Practitioner’s Review Report (IAPR) and annual statutory declaration within the required timeframe.

 Issued 24/04/2019

Action ongoing

Description
Compliance notice requiring the submission of the overdue IAPR and statutory declaration for the year ended 31 March 2018 to NZQA by 24 May 2019.

Kiwi Institute of Training and Education Limited

MoE Number: 7930

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 18/10/2018

Action ongoing 

Description
Conditions imposed requiring the provider to:

  • cease enrolling new students into the Business Diplomas, until notified otherwise by NZQA.
  • implement an agreed remedial plan in relation to current students on the Business Diplomas, 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.

New Zealand Institute of Technical Training Limited

MoE Number: 7264

Context
Concerns about the provider’s assessment and moderation in relation to the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting, Administration and Technology) Levels 5 and 6 (‘the Business Diplomas’) has resulted in withdrawal of accreditation.

Accreditation withdrawn effective from 14/03/2019

Description
Withdrew provider’s accreditation to provide the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting, Administration and Technology) Levels 5 and 6.

New Zealand Institute of Technical Training Limited

MoE Number: 7264

Context
Failure to comply with a compliance notice.

Registration cancelled with effect from 29/03/2019

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

New Zealand Management Academies Limited

MoE Number: 8661 

 

Context
Concerns about the provider’s assessment in relation to the Diploma in Tourism and Hotel Management (Level 7) (“the Diploma”).

Conditions imposed
27/08/2018

Conditions amended
10/04/2019

Action ongoing 

Description
Conditions imposed requiring the provider to:

  • discontinue the enrolment of all students who have enrolled for the Diploma but who, as at the date of this notice, had not yet commenced the Diploma.
  • cease enrolling new students into the Diploma.
  • 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.

  • implement an agreed remedial plan in relation to current students, including the re-teaching of the Diploma content as appropriate and re-assessment of all the Diploma components completed to date.

  • ensure its teaching staff for the Diploma and its internal and external moderators are suitably qualified and have relevant industry experience. 

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

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 
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.

Workforce Development Limited

MoE Number: 8693

Context
Repeated poor national external moderation results in the Literacy, Numeracy and Early Childhood Education and Care moderation systems.

Conditions effective from 06/07/2018

Description
Conditions imposed, with the provider's agreement, on its consent to assess against standards in the Literacy, Numeracy and Early Childhood Education and Care 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.

Note: This table contains actions taken from 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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