Granting of awards

Heading: inserted, on 30 August 2011, by section 38 of the Education Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 66).

253B Powers of Authority in granting of awards

(1)

A person may apply to the Authority for its consent—

(a)

to grant an award that is described as a degree or the description of which includes the word bachelor, master, or doctor:

(b)

to grant an award that is described as a post-graduate qualification, for example, a post-graduate certificate or diploma.

(2)

The Authority may, in accordance with this section, grant or refuse its consent.

(3)

The Authority must not consent to the granting of an award of a kind referred to in subsection (1) unless it is satisfied that the award recognises the completion of a programme of advanced learning that—

(a)

is taught mainly by people engaged in research; and

(b)

emphasises general principles and basic knowledge as the basis for self-directed work and learning.

(4)

The Authority must not withhold its consent to the use of any particular term or the granting of an award that, or whose name or description, includes any particular word, unless satisfied on reasonable grounds that it should do so.

Compare: 1989 No 80 s 254

Section 253B: inserted, on 30 August 2011, by section 38 of the Education Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 66).