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NZ Qualifications Authority
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Are you passionate about quality tertiary education?

We have a vacancy for an evaluator in the Approvals and Accreditation business unit in the Quality Assurance Division (QAD) of NZQA. The unit is responsible for managing the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) and ensuring the quality of (non-university) qualifications and programmes delivered across New Zealand.

We are looking for someone with operational experience in New Zealand's tertiary education sector. You may be working for an ITO, ITP, PTE, Wānanga, University or Government Training Organisation.

Applications are welcome from people in senior or leadership roles in educational administration, corporate services, financial management, government reporting, and/or programme delivery. You will hold a relevant qualification at Bachelor level or above and have extensive knowledge of the New Zealand tertiary education sector.

Your excellent communication, relationship management and quality assurance skills will enable you to work well with colleagues, tertiary education organisations (TEOs), schools, and applicants for PTE registration.

Strong analytical skills will enable you to establish the quality of applications and how well they comply with NZQA Rules. These applications will include but are not limited to:

  • PTE registration. This is an in-depth evaluation of an organisation's legal status; its proposed education, staff, equipment and premises; financial management practices and performance; student collateral; quality management system policies and procedures; and arrangements for Student Fee Protection;
  • Approval of change to PTE ownership;
  • Applications to become signatory to the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016 (including 2019 amendments);
  • Approval of programmes of study leading to qualifications at levels 1 – 6 listed on the NZQF; and accreditation of education providers to provide a programme of study leading to a qualification listed on the NZQF;
  • Approval of consent to assess.


If you are motivated to make a positive and lasting contribution to the quality of tertiary education in New Zealand, we are keen to hear from you.

NZQA is accountable for managing the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, administering the secondary school assessment system, independent quality assurance of non-university education providers, qualifications recognition and standard setting for some specified unit standards.   

NZQA has a goal to be a Te Reo Māori learning organisation by 2020.

For more information about this role and NZQA please refer to the job description, NZQA's Customer CharterOrganisational Values and NZQA Staff Benefits. If you are applying/viewing through Seek, please click ‘apply now' to access these links.

If you would like to discuss further, please call Jen Couper, Team Leader, Approvals and Accreditation on 04 463 3192 or email

Applications close at 5.00 pm on 30 January 2020

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