A Category Two Education Provider

Educational Performance
The Naturopathic College of New Zealand is rated a Category Two education provider by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

About the rating:
NZQA assigns independent assessors to conduct an audit – entitled External Evaluation and Review (EER) – on all non-university tertiary education organisations (TEOs) every four years

The review process provides NZQA with a judgement on the educational performance and, capability in self-assessment of each TEO.

This EER report (published 14 August 2017) concluded that NZQA were

  • Confident in NCNZ educational performance
  • Highly Confident in NCNZ capability in self-assessment

Key commentary from the EER report:

  • The purpose and direction of the organisation is clear and future focused, with clear expectations and collaborative strategic planning with stakeholders and staff.
  • There is consistently strong engagement with local and national stakeholders by all levels of the organisation that lead to a wide representation of local and industry expectations being met.
  • NCNZ has high rates of success for graduates moving into jobs or study relevant to their learning
  • NCNZ provides positive learning pathways, and the organisation fosters effective learning environments.
  • Learners acquire valuable skills and knowledge and develop cognitive and self-management capabilities.
  • Resources are suitable and effective for teaching and learning, and the organisation provides opportunities for learners to apply knowledge and skills in a variety of contexts such as a simulated work environment. As a result, learners become familiar with the preparation and use of resources in a safe and controlled environment.
  • Assessment processes are fair and effective in improving teaching and learning practice for both staff and learners.
  • Staff are qualified, experienced and valued by the organisation, and supported to further develop and grow in knowledge and expertise.
  • The online blended delivery responds effectively to learners’ needs, such as ensuring access to regular communication and information.

Click here to read the full report