Qualification and Micro-credential Listing and Operational Rules 2022

18. Award of qualifications and micro-credentials

  1. Organisations that may award a qualification or micro-credential listed on the NZQCF are:
    1. subject to rule 18.6, qualifications at levels 1 to 6, diplomas at level 7 and micro-credentials, the bodies listed in rule 18.2; and
    2. for all other qualifications, the body or combination of bodies listed for that qualification for the purposes of rule 4.1(h).
  2. Subject to rule 18.6, qualifications at levels 1 to 6, diplomas at level 7, and micro-credentials may be awarded by:
    1. an institution with a programme approval under section 439 of the Act in respect of the qualification or a micro-credential approval under section 445 of the Act in respect of the micro-credential; or
    2. an institution accredited under section 441 or 446A of the Act to provide the programme leading to the qualification or provide the approved micro-credential; or
    3. the qualification or micro-credential developer where there is good reason for the qualification or micro-credential not being awarded by the organisations described in rule 18.2(a) or (b); or
    4. NZQA where there is good reason for the qualification or micro-credential not being awarded by the organisations described in rule 18.2(a) – (c).
  3. The formal document certifying the award of a qualification with “New Zealand” or “NZQCF” in the title must bear the NZQCF logo and may also include the name or logo of the awarding body or qualification developer.
  4. The formal document certifying the award of a micro-credential must bear the NZQCF logo and may also include the name or logo of the awarding body or micro-credential developer.
  5. Where the language of instruction of a programme leading to a qualification or an approved micro-credential was a language other than English or te reo Māori, the formal document certifying the award of the qualification or micro-credential must clearly state the language of instruction.
  6. Rules 18.1(a) and 18.2 do not apply to NCEA or university qualifications.

 

 

 
 
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