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Old Sep 3rd 2008, 5:45 pm
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Does anyone know how long it will take for my NVQ2 to be acknowledged as ok by the NZQA and ORB please?
Currently collating all the relevant paperwork, but wanting to submit asap in case it takes an age and don't want to submit EOI until all confirmed as we will get more points!!!
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Originally Posted by terrytiler View Post
Hi there
Does anyone know how long it will take for my NVQ2 to be acknowledged as ok by the NZQA and ORB please?
Currently collating all the relevant paperwork, but wanting to submit asap in case it takes an age and don't want to submit EOI until all confirmed as we will get more points!!!
There is quite a backlog at NZQA at the moment. Rock Ape will clarify!

My assessment took the full 7 weeks intimated by NZQA. I think I just managed to get in before the hassle started!

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Documents arrived at NZQA Wellington 21stJuly, VISA fee drawn 31st August...and still not a dicky bird from them via email or post!Can't decide whether to email and ask or whether it will bring wrath down upon me. When I rang back in July they were transferring everything to computer and there was a huge backlog. There was a post a while back saying the 35day count doesn't start til you are assigned a Case Officer!! Guess I'll just keep twiddling my thumbs then..
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Documents arrived at NZQA Wellington 21stJuly, VISA fee drawn 31st August...and still not a dicky bird from them via email or post!Can't decide whether to email and ask or whether it will bring wrath down upon me. When I rang back in July they were transferring everything to computer and there was a huge backlog. There was a post a while back saying the 35day count doesn't start til you are assigned a Case Officer!! Guess I'll just keep twiddling my thumbs then..
Hi, I sent an e-mail chasing OHs the other day and found on their website the quote saying the 35 working days start when they have received all the paperwork and fees.... The e-mail just said "We are currently experiencing high volumes of applications and are not meeting our timeframes.
We apologise for any inconvenience. Please note: we will not know whether all required documentation has or has not been received till checked by an evaluator. Your file will be allocated to an evaluator in due course. Please request an extension from INZ."
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Hi, I sent an e-mail chasing OHs the other day and found on their website the quote saying the 35 working days start when they have received all the paperwork and fees.... The e-mail just said "We are currently experiencing high volumes of applications and are not meeting our timeframes.
We apologise for any inconvenience. Please note: we will not know whether all required documentation has or has not been received till checked by an evaluator. Your file will be allocated to an evaluator in due course. Please request an extension from INZ."
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Hi nic, just been very brave and sent a crawly email to Malcolm Leitch (hope I got his name right - Rock Ape help?) saying I realise backlog blah blah but could he shed any light blah blah. I was hoping to have something concrete to say to prospective employers when we do another recce in mid October. Thought I'd given myself loads of time!!
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Hi nic, just been very brave and sent a crawly email to Malcolm Leitch (hope I got his name right - Rock Ape help?) saying I realise backlog blah blah but could he shed any light blah blah. I was hoping to have something concrete to say to prospective employers when we do another recce in mid October. Thought I'd given myself loads of time!!
Hey look at that got email straight back from Malcolm Leitch's office - right name!-he's on holiday til 5th September but gives email address for his Team Leader Peter Withers. Hmmm shall I shan't I ??
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Hey look at that got email straight back from Malcolm Leitch's office - right name!-he's on holiday til 5th September but gives email address for his Team Leader Peter Withers. Hmmm shall I shan't I ??
yes yes yes, we all need to know. If you get a sensible answer, I'll try him as well, we can bombard them with polite e-mails to start with
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Originally Posted by nic.gem.soph View Post
yes yes yes, we all need to know. If you get a sensible answer, I'll try him as well, we can bombard them with polite e-mails to start with
Oh OK, but they won't be in work yet...here goes,,,



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Hey, guess what Nic........no answer to my very sweet emails.....I'm sooo shocked....
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Hi Everyone,
I'm not alone I know , but I sent my documentation off on the 17th May, they received it on the 20th May, the NZQA withdrew the cash 3 days later and I am still awaiting the piece of paper. One good thing is that I constantly emailed and called them (they were really quite good about it!) and I received an email on Monday 1st Sept telling me that they dont need any more documentation and that it will all be winging its way to me by the end of the week.....

The moral is, dont expect a quick turnaround, just bare with it

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Hi Everyone,
I'm not alone I know , but I sent my documentation off on the 17th May, they received it on the 20th May, the NZQA withdrew the cash 3 days later and I am still awaiting the piece of paper. One good thing is that I constantly emailed and called them (they were really quite good about it!) and I received an email on Monday 1st Sept telling me that they dont need any more documentation and that it will all be winging its way to me by the end of the week.....

The moral is, dont expect a quick turnaround, just bare with it

Phil

OH MY GOD!!
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Oh you guys, you've had me giggling!!! Thank goodness - or else I'd be crying and goodness-knows what else!!!
Thank you for that - or should I say - no thanks- HA HA! I did expect these answers, so good job we're not anticipating our emigration until 2010 then!! I'll kick the completion of the qualification on and hopefully it might take less time by the time I submit it - or maybe ... it'll be double the time by then!!! - C U in NZ sometime in the 2020's!!!
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OH MY GOD!!
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dont know how to put this really

i think i was really lucky. applied for nzqa fast track made sure i sent copies of everything that may or may not have wanted and then sat and waited , chased it once via e mail and received the paper from nzqa the same day as i received an e mail from them. start to finish for me was 4 weeks. not sure if it was the wifes paperwork check before it was sent or just plain luck, good luck every1 who is still waiting

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