The new arrangements will allow providers to seek WDC endorsement of any programme. Giving better effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi at the national level, New powers for the Secretary for Education when a state of emergency, transition period or epidemic notice is in place. The Ministry will be required to consult a school’s board and take reasonable steps to understand the views of the school’s community when developing a proposed enrolment scheme. This is to ensure that a school’s rules are appropriate for, and supported by, its community. Prohibiting the provision of NCEA offshore, Expansion of ERO power to request information. These offences relate to the failure, by institutions and private training establishments, to provide information or who are providing false or misleading information in response to requests. The Education and Training Act 2020 came into effect on 1 August 2020. This clarification provides more certainty to the tertiary education sector, the Tertiary Education Commission, and New Zealand Qualifications Authority. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is updating and re-issuing its Rule sets to align with the Education and Training Act 2020, which came into effect on 1 August 2020 and replaced the previous Education Act 1989. The framework is based on the lifelong learning approach. The Act clarifies that the Chief Review Officer can request any information that is reasonably necessary or desirable from an applicable organisation or person, such as an early childhood provider or school, for the purposes of carrying out their functions. //