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All Massey University qualifications are accredited through an inter-university peer review and approval process and registered on relevant frameworks in accordance with the Education Act 1989. Additionally a number of qualifications hold some form of accreditation for professional purposes.
All new qualifications are accredited through Universities New Zealand Committee on University Academic Programmes (CUAP) which involves a rigorous peer review by leading New Zealand disciplinary experts.
CUAP hold two approval rounds each year in May and September to consider proposals for new, significantly, or deleted qualifications and specialisations. Applications for approval to offer existing CUAP approved programmes offshore may be submitted at any time for consideration by a sub-committee of CUAP, convened as necessary for that purpose.
All Massey University qualifications are registered as compliant with New Zealand legislative requirements. Once approved through the CUAP approval process, qualifications are registered with the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), with StudyLink, and on the New Zealand Qualification Framework (NZQF).
Registration ensures that:
This diagram outlines the stages of the accreditation and registration process.
A number of qualifications are recognised or accredited by professional bodies in addition to their accreditation by CUAP. Professional accreditation is validation by external agencies that Massey University qualifications have met the standards set by national and international experts.
Massey University currently has over forty qualifications across all Colleges accredited by thirty four national and international accrediting agencies, with new accreditations being applied for every year. The accreditation requirements for these professional bodies are rigorous and on-going. Once a qualification has been accredited it is monitored regularly by the accrediting body to ensure continued compliance and that standards are maintained.
Students, their parents, stakeholders and leading education providers can be assured of the quality of Massey University’s qualifications through the achievement of accreditation. Professional accreditation can lead to greater international collaboration, act as a tool for showcasing and promoting qualifications on the international stage, and provide additional benefits to students who graduate with an accredited qualification. Accreditations are sought for a number of reasons including but not limited to:
The Qualification Lifecycle Team support academic units through:
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Last updated on Monday 31 July 2017