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NZQA External Review

Earlier this year NZQA conducted its External Evaluation and Review (EER) audit of SARINZ as a Private Training Establishment (PTE). The purpose of the audit is to look at and evaluate the quality of the training delivered by SARINZ and the associated monitoring and reporting systems that SARINZ has in place. The audit was conducted by two NZQA Auditors and involved discussion and review with SARINZ Ltd staff and contract tutors, students and stakeholders (LandSAR, Police, CDEM and other NGO organisations etc) and with education organisations. The final report for our most recent EER was published in May 2017.

The summative judgements made by NZQA determined that SARINZ was judged to be:
  • Highly Confident in educational performance
  • Highly Confident in capability in self-assessment
The SARINZ mission is to support the Search and Rescue / Emergency Management sector by providing quality training and support. We are pleased that the results of this EER and the feedback to the reviewers from stakeholders, students, clients and educational organisations strongly supports our training and its outcomes.

The audit outcome was a pleasing improvement from the previous NZQA external evaluation and review (EER) of SARINZ of June 2013. Importantly the outcomes and review document clearly demonstrates that SARINZ training is well respected and received by both participants and their parent organisations and is clearly meeting operational needs of frontline responders.

As a training provider staffed entirely of volunteer responders, it is critical that our training is current and effective. Every bit as important is the assurance to NZSAR that SARINZ training is meeting the very highest levels of quality assurance as set by NZQA, TEC and the Ministry of Education.

The NZQA SARINZ Ltd EER Audit Report is now a public document and can be found on the NZQA website here: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/bin/providers/download/pro...

More on the EER process can be found here: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/external-evaluation-and-review/information-for-pte-and-wananga-on-eer/what-is-external-evaluation-and-review/

Regards.