NZQA cancels registration of RBMC
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has cancelled the registration of Christchurch-based Retail Business and Management College (RBMC).

The annulment comes as a result of RBMC's educational performance and non-compliance with NZQA rules.


NZQA Deputy Chief Executive Quality Assurance, Dr Grant Klinkum, confirmed that the 31 international students at the college, all but one of which are from India, have been contacted about the news.


"Our focus is working to transfer these students to alternative high-quality tertiary education organisations who will provide a full package of learning and support," he said.


RMBC, owned by Oasis International Education Ltd, offered Level 5 and 6 business programmes and a Level 7 Diploma in Retail Management.


In May this year, it was ordered by NZQA to stop taking new students due to concerns over its assessment practices. 


It's the sixth international school to have its registration cancelled by NQZA since May last year, with others subject to ongoing investigation and restrictions.


Grant commented, "NZQA's role is to ensure quality education is delivered to students and that New Zealand qualifications are robust, credible and internationally recognized.


"The majority of providers deliver high-quality tertiary education and follow the rules and requirements. These providers support NZQA's quality assurance interventions as it protects students and ensures the integrity of New Zealand's tertiary education."


By Jared Tinslay

Editorial Assistant