6.0 Health and Safety practices must be observed in all activities conducted at Te Wānanga o Raukawa. A register of attendance/occupation is to be kept. Any incidents, accidents or hazards that may occur or be observed at any time must be reported to Ngā Kaitiaki. 

6.1 Education outside the classroom is any teaching that is done off campus or at other delivery sites as part of the learning and requires a Risk Assessment Management Statement (RAMS). RAMS requirements must be completed and approved prior to departure. Copies are to be left with Pou Akoranga, Reception and Security. This includes requirements from: 

  1. Health and Safety legislation;
  2. Vulnerable Children’s Act; and
  3. Te Wānanga o Raukawa student travel requirements. 

6.2 Academic support and assistance is available from both the academic whare and Te Hiringa. 

6.3 Assessment Due Dates must be provided to students on Mūrau, in programme schedules and reiterated at noho. Completed assessments must be submitted for marking on or before the due date. 

6.4 Applications for extension to an assessment due date are to be made to the pūkenga of the course at least one week before the assessment is due.    

The pūkenga is to respond within one week of receiving the request.  

Any extension granted will be for no more than two weeks from the date of receiving approval. Only one extension will be granted for any one course.    

6.5 The return of marked assessments with a completed marking guide in most cases is no later than three weeks after the assignment due date or the date when the assignment is received. 

Assessments with high word count requirements, e.g. theses or teaching folders, will be returned no later than one month after the assessment due date or the date when the assignment is received. 

Any delay in the return of an assessment beyond the stated dates for return must be discussed with the student and reported to the Pou Akoranga. 

6.6 Course assessments will include: 

Submission of essays, reports, artworks, performance and / or presentations according to the course statement(s). 

6.7 Presentations or other performance assessments may be set for a group of students by an academic area to encourage the sharing of knowledge. Students are to submit and/or attend and present on the date set by the respective academic area.  

6.8 Mātairua is the Te Wānanga o Raukawa activity for reviewing our marking process. Permission may be sought from students to use assessments for mātairua purposes. If permission is given the marking guide and associated documentation will be anonymised. The documents will be handled securely, stored for 3 years and then disposed of.  

6.9 New Zealand Record of Achievement
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority manage the New Zealand Record of Achievement (NZROA). An NZROA is an official transcript of all the New Zealand qualifications and standards, secondary and tertiary, that a graduate has achieved as reported by NZQA-accredited organisations.  All Te Wānanga o Raukawa qualifications are NZQA approved.

How long does it take for a qualification to appear on an ROA. 
Unfortunately, qualifications achieved do not appear on an ROA immediately. It can take NZQA anything from 12 -24 months to update an individual NZROA. (The reason is because of reporting times between organisations but that is probably too much information)

What evidence can I use to prove I have achieved a qualification?

  1. Graduates can use their Te Wānanga o Raukawa Academic Record and Graduation Certificate as proof of the achievement of a qualification as they wait for NZQA to update their NZROA. Most graduates choose this option. 
  2. Graduates can request Te Wānanga o Raukawa to access their NZROA through the NZQA database. The cost to the graduate for Te Wānanga o Raukawa to access the NZROA database is $5.10 per qualification.

For more information on the NZROA follow the link