Programme Approval, Recognition, and Accreditation Rules 2022

3. Interpretation

  1. In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires:

accreditation means accreditation to provide all or part of an approved programme (including a New Zealand programme) under section 441 of the Act

Act means the Education and Training Act 2020

approval means approval of a programme under section 439 of the Act

consent and moderation requirements means the standard-setting body requirements listed for standards that relate to the particular skills and knowledge of teachers and assessors, any special resources required for assessing against the standards, learner access to resources, practical experience, and national external moderation

credit recognition and transfer means a formal process whereby credit for outcomes already achieved by a student in relation to a qualification is recognised as credit for comparable outcomes in another qualification

external evaluation and review, or EER, means the quality assurance system known as EER that is set out in the rules from time to time made under section 452 of the Act

industry qualification means a qualification maintained by a WDC for the purposes of section 366(1)(c) of the Act

institution has the same meaning as in section 10(5) of the Act

level means any of levels 1 to 10 on the NZQCF

national curriculum means a national curriculum for a qualification developed and maintained by a standard-setting body for the purposes of section 438A of the Act

New Zealand programme means a national curriculum developed by an approved standard-setting body for the purposes of section 438A of the Act

NZQCF means the Qualifications and Credentials Framework described in section 436 of the Act

programme has the same meaning as in section 10(1) of the Act, and by virtue of section 438C of the Act includes a New Zealand programme

qualification means a qualification listed on the NZQCF

recognised New Zealand programme means a New Zealand programme recognised by NZQA under section 438B of the Act

recognition of prior learning means a process that involves formal assessment of a student's relevant and current knowledge and skills (gained through prior learning) to determine achievement of learning outcomes of a programme leading to a qualification for the purpose of awarding credit towards that qualification; and for the avoidance of doubt it does not include credit recognition and transfer

standard-setting body means an approved standard-setting body as described in section 438(1) of the Act

Te Hono o Te Kahurangi quality assurance means applying Te Hono o Te Kahurangi whare ako framework and quality assurance tools for programmes and accreditation, as that framework and those tools are published by NZQA from time to time on its website

Type 1 change means one or more changes to components of an approved programme which do not impact on the programme as a whole

Type 2 change means one or more changes to components of an approved programme which do have an impact on the programme as a whole

Universities New Zealand means the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee continued by section 311 of the Act

WDC means a workforce development council as defined in section 10(1) of the Act.

 
 
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