Accreditation to provide approved programmes

441 Accreditation to provide approved programmes

(1)

An institution may not offer or provide all or part of an approved programme unless the institution is granted accreditation to provide the programme or part of the programme.

(2)

An institution may apply to NZQA for a grant of accreditation to provide all or part of a programme.

(3)

If the programme for which accreditation is sought incorporates standards from the Directory of Assessment Standards, the applicant must obtain consent to assess against those standards.

(4)

NZQA—

(a)

may grant or refuse to grant accreditation to the institution to provide all or part of the programme; and

(b)

must give the institution written notice of its decision to grant or refuse accreditation; and

(c)

may grant accreditation without limitation as to time or for a specified period.

(5)

This section—

(a)

does not apply to any secondary school qualification or class of secondary school qualification that NZQA exempts, by notice in the Gazette, from the application of this section:

(b)

is subject to section 453.

Compare: 1989 No 80 s 250