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Criteria for training scheme approval

The following criteria are used by NZQA to grant approval to an institution to provide a training scheme under section 251 of the Education Act 1989. The criteria are specified in Rule 4.1 of the Training Scheme Rules 2012.

Criterion 1: Structure of the training scheme
  The training scheme has a coherent structure in terms of its learning outcomes, content, level and credit value, which is appropriate for its purpose.
Criterion 2: Delivery methods
  Delivery methods are clearly identified, appropriate to the needs and level of the intended students and support achievement of the learning outcomes.
Criterion 3: Resources and staff
  There are adequate and appropriate teaching staff (with appropriate qualifications and/or experience), facilities, physical resources, and student support systems to enable sustained delivery.
Criterion 4: Information for students
  Adequate information is available to students including, where applicable, information on entry and selection requirements, cross-crediting and credit transfer, recognition of prior learning, reassessment and appeals, student progress, requirements for completion, and the availability of assessment in te reo Māori.
Criterion 5: Assessment and moderation
  Assessment methodologies provide fair, valid, consistent and appropriate assessment, given the stated learning outcomes. There is an effective system for moderation of assessment materials and decisions.
Criterion 6: Ongoing review and monitoring
  There is an effective process for the ongoing review of the training scheme (for the purposes of content and currency) and for monitoring the outcomes for students and stakeholders.

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