Before making a minor change to a qualification, the TEO must:
a) obtain approval for the minor change from the relevant quality assurance body (if required), that is:
i) NZQA, if the TEO is a PTE or REAP provider; or
ii) NZQA or the TEO’s Academic Board, if the TEO is an ITP or a wananga; or
iii) CUAP or the TEO’s Academic Board, if the TEO is a university; and
b) notify the TEC of the change and provide the relevant information; and
c) obtain approval from the TEC to update the course or qualification register.
Before making a significant change to a qualification, the TEO must:
a) obtain approval from the relevant quality assurance body;
b) provide the relevant information to the TEC (including evidence of approval from the quality assurance body) to enable the TEC to determine whether or not to approve the change; and
c) obtain approval from the TEC to make the significant change.
Definition of minor change
For the purposes of this condition, a "minor change" to a qualification is a change that does not change the size, level, core content, or EFTS value of the qualification.
Definition of significant change
For the purposes of this condition, a "significant change" to a qualification is a change to:
a) the EFTS value of the qualification; or
b) the total number of credits in the qualification; or
c) the timeframe to complete the qualification; or
d) the level of the qualification in the NZQF; or
e) the location or locations at which the qualification is delivered; or a change to the delivery mode of the qualification; or
f) the number of courses that each student is expected to undertake to achieve the qualification; or
g) pre-requisite requirements.