The New Zealand Tertiary College has received special recognition from the Chinese Ministry of Education, receiving acknowledgement as a high quality international education provider.
The NZTC was recognised on the Jiaoyu Shewai Jianguan Xinxiwang (JSJ) Study Abroad website.
The JSJ Study Abroad website, also known as the ‘China List’, lists education providers outside of China who are highly regarded by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
Chinese students who are considering studying towards tertiary qualifications offshore use the website as a key reference point to determine a country and college that meets their needs abroad.
NZTC met with education officials from the Chinese Embassy in Wellington and the Chinese Consulate in Auckland in January last year where officials viewed, experienced and evaluated NZTC’s credentials on site.
According to the organisation, the College’s recent addition to the China List is the culmination of five years’ negotiation between the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and the Chinese Ministry of Education, with the support of Education New Zealand.
All education providers who are added to the website have met criteria agreed between the Chinese Ministry of Education and NZQA.
NZTC chief executive Selena Fox says the recognition of NZTC as a quality education provider serves as an assurance to prospective Chinese students and their parents that NZTC early childhood education qualifications are recognised in China by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
“NZTC has been committed to increasing outstanding early childhood teaching in China for many years,” says Fox.
“Our unique Sino-NZ initiatives in Fuzhou offer an example of New Zealand’s leadership in the early childhood teaching sector and NZTC’s commitment to innovative ways of educating teachers to enhance their knowledge for children, families and communities globally,” she explains.
“NZTC is honoured to have been acknowledged by the Chinese Ministry of Education as a quality offshore tertiary education provider as we look to extend our reach of support in China,” Fox adds.