A woman who ran a fake security course and pretended to be accredited to NZQA has been fined. ONE News uncovered the scam which involved students attending the fake college and getting false NZQA certificates at the end of it.
It is the first time such charges have been laid under the Education Act. “Offending like this really undermines the integrity of the process, particularly where the qualifications emulate genuine qualifications,” Judge Emma Aitken said. Maryann Vaafusuaga was ordered to pay a fine of $7000.