NZQA and its section 18.

Just figuring out how New Zealand institutions misinterpret the rules set by NZQA on section 18.

From my perspective on LinkedIn,

“NZQA needs to fix rule 18. Anyone doing offshore study with world class universities should be exempted of the rule of 3 year study in a English medium degree. Is it based on geographical location or the course itself? . Come on, don’t tell me if i studied at University of Cambridge in Estonia, i am any lesser than a graduate “on the ground” in UK. Please fix that NZQA. Anyone with NZQA please take note.”

Remember, geographical locations matter. If you want to study in Monash, go to Australia and do it. Same as a lot of offshore campuses in Malaysia. 

Any way else, you still need an IELTS/TOEFL. You cant run away. 

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/approval-accreditation-and-registration/programme-approval-and-provider-accreditation/english-international-students/

1. Previous primary and secondary study in English

International students from countries with a student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent that can provide clear evidence of either:
(a) completion of all primary education and at least three years of secondary education (that is, the equivalent of New Zealand Forms 3 to 7 or years 9 to 13), or
(b) completion of at least five years of secondary education (that is, the equivalent of New Zealand Forms 3 to 7 or years 9 to 13)
at schools using English as the language of instruction are eligible for enrolment at all levels of the NZQF.

2. Previous tertiary study in English

International students that can provide clear evidence of completion of a tertiary qualification of at least three years’ duration with English as the language of instruction in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, are eligible for enrolment at all levels of the NZQF.

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