Sir, I am currently offshore and ready to apply EOI.
I have completed my Correspondence Post Graduation degree in MBA in 2014 from SMU and NZQA provided me level 9 Qualification on the same basis.
At the same time, I was employed with an IT organization.
Please help me with below questions :
- Is it Ok to have a Correspondence degree of MBA and can be considered as Level 9?
- Can Case officer in NZ Immigration challenge the qualification provided by NZAQ as Level 9?
- Can I say, I attended 16 hours (8 hours each, Saturday + Sunday) and make them agree this is a valid Correspondence Degree
As NZQA has already awarded you Level 9, there is nothing else you need to worry about. INZ is not going to challenge a degree for not being Level-9 if it has been assessed by NZQA as Level-9.
You don’t have to justify anything. Distance education is the same as face-to-face education as per NZ standards. In fact, the entire study to become a Licensed Immigration Adviser for New Zealand is also distance education. You don’t need to worry about anything.