The University of Otago is a signatory to The Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016 published by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code.
The Code is a document which provides a framework for service delivery by education providers and their agents to international students. The Code sets out the minimum standards of advice and care that are expected of educational providers with respect to international students. The Code applies to pastoral care and provision of information only, and not to academic standards.
Copies of the Code are available for download from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority website .
If you have any questions about Otago’s obligations under the Code of Practice please contact the International Office.
Please note that there are some cohorts of international students who are not covered by the Code.
Academic Quality Agency and the Committee on University Academic Programmes
The Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand universities (AQA) provides external academic quality assurances for all New Zealand universities via a five-yearly cycle of audits. Audit reports are available from the AQA website.
The Committee on University Academic Programmes (CUAP) considers academic matters across the university system including the exercise of programme approval and moderation procedures, advice and comment on academic developments.
Information about the University of Otago's participation in the AQA and CUAP quality assurance procedures is available on our Quality Advancement Unit website.