Qualification and Micro-credential Listing and Operational Rules 2022

3. Interpretation

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

Act means the Education and Training Act 2020

credit recognition and transfer means a formal process whereby credit for outcomes already achieved by a student is recognised as credit for comparable outcomes in another qualification or micro-credential

credit value means the number of credits, with each credit representing ten notional learning hours

level means any of levels 1 to 10 set out in the first column of the NZQCF structure

micro-credential has the same meaning as in section 10(1) of the Act

NCEA means the National Certificate of Educational Achievement

NZQA means the New Zealand Qualifications Authority

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

NZQCF logo means the logo that is available from NZQA for approved usage in relation to the NZQCF

NZQCF structure means the structure set out in the Table in the Appendix, consisting of levels for qualifications and micro-credentials, and the qualification types

qualification developer means a university, Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, a wānanga, a registered private training establishment, a government training establishment, a WDC, NZQA, or other body that NZQA recognises as capable of meeting the responsibilities of a qualification developer set out in rule 15.1

qualification type means a type of qualification listed in the second column of the NZQCF structure

quality assurance body means:

    1. NZQA:
    2. Universities New Zealand when it is exercising the powers of NZQA in respect of universities

status means current, expiring, or discontinued status of the qualification, as described in rules 8.1 to 8.5

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

Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology means the institute continued by section 314 of the Act, and includes any of its subsidiaries that provide education or training, or both

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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