Differences between the Qualification Award Category code and the register level of the qualification
What is shown in your Data Accuracy Report?
Differences between the QAC code and the register level of the qualification are shown in your Data Accuracy Report under the tab labelled “QACC_ne_level”.
These records are qualifications where the NZQF Level (referred to in your Data Accuracy Report as the Register Level) of the qualification does not conform to the QAC code from the Qualification Register.
For each of these records shown in your Data Accuracy Report, the “qualification award category code” column contains a value that does not align with the correct NZQF Level.
What is the impact?
The QAC code and NZQF Level are key variables in research and statistical analysis conducted by the TEC and the MoE. They are used in indicators to monitor progress on priorities in the Tertiary Education Strategy. QAC codes are used in calculating all of your EPIs to filter out ineligible records, such as enrolments in non-formal courses.
Inaccurate QAC code values and/or NZQF Levels may result in inaccurate completion progression rates and/or inaccurate EPI information published by NZQF Level.
What do you need to do next?
In order to determine the correct NZQF Level (Register Level) for each QAC code, you will need to refer to the latest version of the MoE’s SDR Manual, which contains a table of QAC codes and their relationship with NZQF Level. The SDR Manual is available from MoE’s website.
Please contact the TEC’s Sector Helpdesk (email email@example.com or phone: 0800 601 301) with full details of the correct QAC code values and/or NZQF Levels (Register Levels) so that we can correct the Qualification Register.
19 June 2015
19 June 2015