A privately-owned business training school based in south Auckland has been shut down following an investigation by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
The Aotearoa Tertiary Institute (ATI) was deregistered for breaking rules related to staff competence and student attendance and achievement.
More than 200 international students enrolled in level 5 and 6 business and management diplomas at ATI have been offered the chance to move to Manukau Institute of Technology to complete their studies.
Commenting on the announcement. Dr. Grant Klinkum, Deputy Chief Executive of NZQA, said
“NZQA will not tolerate poor quality education provision. Where providers are not meeting the standards we expect of them we take action to ensure system integrity.”
TEU National Secretary, Sharn Riggs, says the quality of education worldwide is compromised when there is a profit motive.
“Education is not a business and this government needs to support quality public provision, rather than trying to hand over the training of our kids and grandkids to people wanting to make a quick dollar.”
What is pleasing to see is that our quality assurance processes are protecting students, says Riggs.