ERIC Number: ED358301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Approval and Accreditation of Degrees and Related Qualifications. Quality Assurance in Education and Training.
New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Wellington.
This booklet provides information on the approval and accreditation of degrees and related qualifications for New Zealand institutions, government training establishments, and private training establishments. The first of the booklet's eight sections explains the criteria for approval of New Zealand degree and related courses and for accreditation of their providers. Section 2 provides a contact for inquiries regarding those universities not governed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). The third section focuses on applications for the approval of degree and postgraduate courses and accreditation of their providers by NZQA. Section 4 outlines the evaluation process of the applications. Sections 5-8 detail rules and procedures for the following: (1) approval of degree and postgraduate courses; (2) accreditation of providers of degree and postgraduate courses (3) approval of bachelor's and master's research degrees and of postgraduate research diplomas; and (4) accreditation of providers of bachelor's and master's research degrees and of postgraduate research diplomas. Appendixes include information on the following: applications and the evaluation process; academic regulations; types of amendments to NZQA degree and postgraduate qualifications already approved; definitions of degree and research; and an extract from the Code of Practice on Post-Graduate Training and Research. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Competence, Degrees (Academic), Educational Certificates, Educational Quality, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Higher Education, Job Skills, Job Training, Management Systems, Postsecondary Education, Quality Control, Research, Student Certification, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand