Educational Regulatory Framework for Quality Assurance

Te Kawa Maiorooro Te Pūkenga Educational Regulatory Framework 2024

Te Kawa Maiorooro covers academic regulations that affect learners, like enrolment, assessment, recognising prior knowledge and skills, awards and graduation. Te Kawa Maiorooro has not replaced all of the policies and procedures Toi Ohomai, so where something is not covered by Te Kawa Maiorooro, former Toi Ohomai policies and procedures still apply.  

Where there is a conflict between academic regulations and programme specific regulations, the programme specific regulations will prevail.

Te Pūkenga reserves the right to change its policies, procedures, and regulations at any time.

If you have any questions, contact [email protected].

Key Documents

Entry Criteria

Please refer to Part 2: Enrolment in Te Kawa Maiorooro, Te Pūkenga Educational Regulatory Framework.


Fee policies and other information can be found on our Fees information page.

Quality Assurance Status

Following all institutes of technology and polytechnics becoming subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga in April 2020, NZQA replace the External Evaluation and Review (EER) with a Targeted Evaluation (TE). Toi Ohomai | Te Pūkenga participated in an NZQA Targeted Evaluation (TE) in May of 2022. The limited scope of the TE means no organisational statements of confidence and therefore, no EER category status is assigned. NZQA publish the targeted evaluation reports on its website. Read the TE 2022 report.

All formal awards at Toi Ohomai | Te Pūkenga are for programmes and courses quality assured by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment for International Students

Terms & Conditions of Enrolment for International Students (pdf, 80kb) 

Official Information Policy

Te Pūkenga Official Information Policy (pdf, 300kb)

The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International learners) Code of Practice 2021

From 1 January 2022, the new Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International learners) Code of Practice 2021 comes into effect. All tertiary education providers and schools enrolling international students will be expected to comply with the code from 1 January 2022.  

The code sets out the expectations that tertiary education organisations and schools enrolling international students must meet for learners’ safety and wellbeing. It brings together the current codes for domestic and international learners with separate parts of the code for:

  • student accommodation
  • tertiary providers enrolling international learners
  • schools enrolling international students (this part restates existing requirements for schools).