Granting of awards

454 Powers of NZQA in granting of awards


A person may apply to NZQA for consent—


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


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


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


NZQA may 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—


is taught mainly by people engaged in research; and


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


NZQA may 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 253B