SACNC012: 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

       (ii)    NZQA or the TEO’s Academic Board, if the TEO is an ITP or a wānanga; or

       (iii)   the New Zealand Vice-Chancellor’s Committee on University Academic Programmes (CUAP), 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; and

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 New Zealand Qualification Framework; or

e)     the location or locations at which the qualification is delivered;

f)     or a change to the delivery mode of the qualification; or

g)     the number of courses that each student is expected to undertake to achieve the qualification; or

h)    pre-requisite requirements.

  • Last changed: 30 March 2016
  • Last verified: 30 March 2016