Accreditation withdrawn from yet another for-profit provider

Posted By TEU on Oct 19, 2017 | 2 comments


The New Zealand Qualifications Authority has withdrawn accreditation from the International College of Auckland (ICA), impacting around 80 international students.

The loss of accreditation, which was withdrawn voluntarily by ICA, relates to four business and management courses.

NZQA is working to transfer the affected students to another tertiary provider so they can continue their study.

“It is unfortunate that we are still learning the lesson that for-profit tertiary providers cannot be relied upon to guarantee that students will not have their study cut short because of substandard processes,” Sandra Grey, national president of the TEU, said.

ICA is subject to conditions on two other programmes it offers, the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) and Diploma in Business (Level 7), and NZQA is continuing to monitor these programmes.

ICA is part of a growing list of for-profit private providers that have had their accreditation withdrawn in recent months.

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