Who names the qualifications?

Gold made this Official Information request to New Zealand Qualifications Authority

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From: Gold

Dear New Zealand Qualifications Authority,

Could you let me know the source of the names of the Qualifications you list.

e.g. http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nzqf/search/view...

Which organisation is responsible for this being named "Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)".

Yours faithfully,
Gold
(Yes, this is my full legal name)

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New Zealand Qualifications Authority

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Thank you for your email.

It has been forwarded to our Chief Executive & Ministerial Services team for assistance.

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DDI: +64 4 463 3000
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Email: [NZQA request email]
Web: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz

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Dear New Zealand Qualifications Authority,

Could you let me know the source of the names of the Qualifications
you list.

e.g.
http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nzqf/search/view...

Which organisation is responsible for this being named
"Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)".

Yours faithfully,
Gold
(Yes, this is my full legal name)

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From: Colin Daniel
New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Dear Gold,

I have just spoken with your collegue Mark Honychurch and suggested
that it might be useful for NZQA to initally provide you with some
generic information that will help you understand how the NZ
Qualifications system and NZQA operates.

I am happy to help you refine your questions. Let me know when you
have had a chance to digest the initial information.

Yours sincerely,

Colin Daniel OCE, NZQA

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From: Gold

Dear Colin Daniel,

Thanks for the reply. We'll follow up with a more targeted question after reviewing the details Mark receives.

Yours sincerely,

Gold

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From: Colin Daniel
New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Thanks for the email Gold.
 
One of you questions is easy to respond to and will, based on my
understand of what Mark has shared with me, will provide you with useful
information.  Your other question and those of your colleagues talks about
NZQA accrediating course, which we do not do.  Rather than respond in an
unhelpful manner I have requested the staff working in the area that you
are interested in to provide me with some information that I will send to
all four of you.
 
I have actually received the info last night, but will need to tidy it up
and make it "more user friendly" before I can send it to you.  I hope to
get it out to you before the end of the day.  Worse case scenario tomorrow
morning.
 
One of the challenges about seeking information through the OIA Act is
knowing exactly what to ask for.  The biggest problems we have in
responding is that people asking for information are not aware of the
volume or manner in which information is stored, and therefore the amount
of work required to exact everything that has been asked for.  Very often
a small refinement in the wording can make a big difference to the outcome
for both parties.
 
Let's keep in touch so that I can help you through this process.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Colin Daniel
New Zealand Qualifications Authority
 
PS One thing that you guys may want to consider, after you have received
the information promised, is whether you really need a copy of all papers
relating to your question, or whether a summary of the decision making
process and actual decisions would achieve exactly the same outcome, with
less work for everybody (e.g. less transportation of boxes from archives,
collation, photocopying, checking, and of more importance to you, more
concise and useful information for you to use.
 
I guess the other benefit to you is that with any very large request
there is also a risk that it may be refused if the required workload would
impact the operation of the business.  While this is a potential risk, we
need to clarify the request before we can scope the volume of work, so we
are certainly not at a point where we can make any determination.
 
 
 
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>>> Gold <[OIA #1241 email]> 6/11/2013 6:33 PM
>>>
     Dear Colin Daniel,
    
     Thanks for the reply. We'll follow up with a more targeted question
     after reviewing the details Mark receives.
    
     Yours sincerely,
    
     Gold
    
    

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