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NZQA

The accreditation systems available for EMA courses include unit standards assessed according to the requirements of the Government’s New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) – including for EMA short courses. - Find out what this means.

​Record credits for your short course on the National Qualifications Framework Record of Learning
 

If you are an EMA Member -  

You can complete the relevant Unit Standard Assessment for an EMA short course, have it assessed and record your credits on the NZQF Record of Achievement, at no extra cost (a special benefit for EMA Members only).

Click here to apply for the NZQA Unit Standards Assessment for a course that you attended with the EMA.

Log-in details (alongwith instructions) for accessing your eLearning account will be sent to you in an email. The relevant Unit Standard assessment will be available for download from the EMA eLearning system (via secure access). Apart from downloading the assessment you will also use the eLearning system to submit the completed Unit Standard Assessment (for marking by our assessors and subsequent reporting to the NZQA).

If you are not an EMA Member -  

To gain credits for an EMA short courses you will need to fill out a Unit Standard Assessment application form and pay the requisite assessment fee (form download link below). You can then access and complete the relevant Unit Standard Assessment, have it assessed and record your credits on the NZQF Record of Achievement.

Click here to download the Unit Standard Assessment Form (Fillable PDF)

  Once you have completed the fillable PDF form save it and email it back to learnit@ema.co.nz. We will process your application and then send you an email with the log-in details (alongwith instructions) for accessing your eLearning account. You will then be able to download the above Unit Standard Assessment. You will also use the eLearning system to submit the completed Unit Standard Assessment (for marking by our assessors and subsequent reporting to the NZQA).

NZQA Assessment Requirements

In order to gain assessment credits/certification for formally assessed courses, you must complete to the minimum standard all requirements for the particular course you are enrolled in.  For most of the formal course assessment you will be required to participate in your own time.  Some of the assessments may involve direct application in the context of your own workplace.

Assessment fees for Unit Standard based courses 

 

EMA Members

It is not compulsory for course participants to undertake Unit Standards assessment. Unit Standards are specified under the course or workshop outlines. EMA Members can take full advantage of being assessed in the Unit Standard for no additional fee. To take advantage of this FREE Unit Standard assessment, contact EMA Learning through assessment@ema.co.nz. Assessments require you to complete these in your own time and may involve direct application in the context of your own workplace.

On the day, each course manual sets out the procedures for application for Unit Standards. Also listed are other closely related Unit Standards for which you may feel you already have the skills and knowledge. If you wish to be assessed against any of the additional Unit Standards, refer to Additional Unit Standard Assessment and Recognition of Current Competence (RCC) below.

 

Non Member charges

To undertake the formal assessment for the Unit Standard a payment of $120 (+GST) will apply to cover administration and processing (see how to apply for this service below).

Additional Unit Standard Assessment and Recognition of Current Competence (RCC)

You may have identified other Unit Standards which you feel you already have the skills and knowledge in and wish to be considered for prior recognition. EMA has a Recognition of Current Competence (RCC) procedure. You will need to show clear evidence that you have a competent grasp of the discipline or industry aspect. In most cases this will involve you completing the assessment pack to collect workplace evidence to demonstrate competence. This service is offered at a fee of $115 (including GST) plus NZQA's $1.58 (including GST) per unit standard credit and applies to both Members and Non-Members.

To apply for this service:
  • Obtain the latest version of the Unit Standard you want to 'claim' competence in. Study the elements and performance criteria, available at www.nzqa.govt.nz.
  • Go to the EMA Learning website www.ema.co.nz where you can download an application form
  • Once completed, send your form to assessment@ema.co.nz
  • You will be issued with a user name and password to access the Unit Standard Assessment Pack.

Credit Transfer

If you have already undertaken studies, either with EMA Learning or another institution, you may be able to put this towards your new qualification. There are two options:
  • To transfer gained Unit Standards from previously registered Unit Standards with NZQA, you will need to produce your NZQA Record of Achievement. .

  • If you want to transfer credits from another training provider (e.g. Massey University), please deal directly with that provider. If in doubt, ask your tutor, or contact EMA Learning through assessment@ema.co.nz.

Complaints Procedure

  • For complaints about EMA Learning or one of our staff raise it with the tutor/staff member concerned or email us at quality@ema.co.nz.
  • If it is not resolved, contact the EMA Learning Manager - 09 367 0954.
  • If you are still dissatisfied, contact -

New Zealand Qualifications Authority, PO Box 160, Wellington.

Or call 0800 697 296 or email qadrisk@nzqa.govt.nz

Appeals Procedures

If unhappy with any aspect of the assessment process:

  • Discuss with your assessor
  • Discuss concerns with the EMA Quality Assurance Manager 09 367 0958 or contact quality@ema.co.nz
  • If still not satisfied, address concerns to the EMA Learning Manager - 09 367 0954
  • If still not satisfied, contact directly the relevant ITO, NSB or Advisory Group

NZQA Provider Category and Statements of Confidence

Category 3
  • Not Yet Confident in educational performance
  • Not Yet Confident in capability in self-assessment

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