Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


Greater Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education

15 September 2004

Greater Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education

A Quality Commissioner appointed to investigate student complaints against private tertiary education providers will help to strengthen public confidence, Secretary of Education Howard Fancy said today.

"The establishment of a free external complaints resolution service for students at participating private institutes is a positive step.

“The Quality Commission scheme sees a group within the industry taking greater responsibility to protect student interests and in doing so will increase public confidence in the whole tertiary education system,” Howard Fancy said.

The scheme, set up by the New Zealand Association of Private Education Providers (NZAPEP), is independent and employs a Quality Commissioner.

“The independence of the Commission together with the services of Nadja Tollemache, a former Ombudsman and Banking Ombudsman as the first Commissioner, should give students increasing confidence in the integrity of the member providers,” Mr Fancy said.

“The Ministry encourages the NZAPEP to ensure that the scheme provides a complementary role to those processes already in place in government agencies,” he said.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>


Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>