SAC3+011: TEO to meet requirements when making changes to a qualification

Type:
Condition

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.

  • Last changed: 8 March 2016
  • Last verified: 8 March 2016