Review of Core Generic unit standards

Closed 10 Nov 2017

The Core Generic unit standards in domains Self-Management, Social and Cooperative Skills, and Work and Study Skills have been reviewed by two panels, supported by an e-mail network of stakeholders.

  • As a result of the review:
    • Many of the standards have been condensed to one outcome, and/or have reduced and/or simplified Evidence requirements: relevant standards are labelled “Condensed” in the tables below.
    • The overall outcome in most standards is substantially unchanged, although minor amendments may have been made: labelled A or B in the table.
    • The Last date for assessment for the current/superseded version of the standards will be 31 December 2019.
    • Seven new standards have been developed, as included below.
    • Reference to assessment support material has been removed from the standards, in light of the proposal to redevelop support material (refer to 'A New Approach for Assessment Support Material': although this has closed, contributions and expressions of interest are still welcome at nqs@nzqa.govt.nz).
  • Refer to the tables for changes to title, level, and credits, and some explanatory comments.
  • The standards reflect the new template, where Explanatory notes are renamed Guidance information, and Evidence requirements become Performance criteria.
  • Standards 9695 and 9696, problem-solving, were included in this review at the request of the recent review of Communication Skills standards, and have been reclassified into domain Self-Management.
  • Standards 26622-27, Literacy and Numeracy, and 64, Workplace calculations, were reviewed in 2016 and were excluded from this review.
  • Standard 1827, Identify support services and resources within the community, was not part of the review as National Qualifications Services (NQS) is not the standard setting body (SSB).

Individual reviewed standards are available through each domain below. Original/current standards are available.

Your feedback is invited on any aspect of this review and can be addressed to nqs@nzqa.govt.nz by 10 November 2017.

Important note: These draft standards are for consultation purposes only. No assessment can occur against these standards until the listed versions are published.

Key to review category

A

Dates changed, but no other changes are made - the new version of the standard carries the same ID and a new version number

B

Changes made, but the overall outcome remains the same - the new version of the standard carries the same ID and a new version number

C

Major changes that necessitate the registration of a replacement standard with a new ID

D

Standard will expire and not be replaced

Detailed list of unit standards – classification, title, level, and credits

All changes are in bold.

Core Generic > Core Generic > Self-Management

ID

Title

Level

Credit

Review Category

Comment

496 (PDF, 40KB)

Manage personal wellbeing
Produce, implement, and reflect on a plan to improve own personal wellbeing

1

3

B

Condensed, new title focuses more accurately on the plan, and new Guidance information about minimum time period.

548 (PDF, 40KB)

Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of alcohol and other drugs

1

2
3

B

Condensed.

4255

 


28096

Demonstrate knowledge of personal insurance options

Demonstrate understanding of insurance products for personal financial capability

2

 


2

4

 


3

C

Duplicates unit standard 28096: 4255 recommended to expire and can be replaced where relevant/needed by standard 28096 in domain Financial Capability.

7123 (PDF, 38KB)

Apply a problem solving method to a problem

Apply a problem solving method

2

2


3

B

Condensed.

7127 (PDF, 40KB)

Exercise informed choice in deciding on a major goods or service purchase

2
3

2

B

Condensed.

8548 (PDF, 38KB)

Demonstrate knowledge of accessing legal assistance

1
2

2
3

B

Condensed.

8549

Describe roles and expectations for participating in District Court criminal proceedings

1

2

D

Recommended for expiry: low usage.

12348 (PDF, 37KB)

Demonstrate knowledge of anger and options for dealing with anger issues

Demonstrate knowledge of anger management

1

2

B

Condensed.

12349 (PDF, 38KB)

Demonstrate knowledge of time management

2

3

B

Condensed. Suggestions that the standard should cover actual time management over a period were considered, but rejected as posing significant potential difficulties for assessment – as occurred for version 2 which did require full implementation

12352 (PDF, 39KB)

Describe aspects of one's own lineage, heritage, and cultural identity
Describe aspects of one's own lineage/whakapapa, heritage, and cultural identity

2

3

B

Condensed.

12354 (PDF, 41KB)

Describe legal implications of living in rented accommodation and means to prevent or resolve related problems
Describe legal implications of living in rented accommodation and means to prevent and resolve related problems

2

4

B

Condensed.

12355 (PDF, 39KB)

Describe stress and ways of dealing with it

Describe strategies for managing stress

2

3

B

Condensed.

12357 (PDF, 38KB)

Demonstrate knowledge of human sexuality

1

2

4

B

Condensed.

12358 (PDF, 38KB)

Demonstrate knowledge of purchasing household consumables

1

3

B

Condensed.

12359 (PDF, 38KB)

Describe household conservation strategies

2

3

B

Condensed.

Humanities > Communication Skills > Interpersonal Communication
Core Generic > Core Generic > Self-Management

ID

Title

Level

Credit

Review Category

Comment

9695 (PDF, 35KB)

Examine problem-solving models and explain associated techniques

4

3

3

B

Condensed, moved from SubField Communication Skills, domain Interpersonal Skills.

9696 (PDF, 35KB)

Apply a problem-solving model

4

4

B

Core Generic > Core Generic > Social and Cooperative Skills

ID

Title

Level

Credit

Review Category

Comment

525 (PDF, 41KB)

Recognise sexual harassment and describe ways of responding to it
Recognise sexual harassment and describe ways of responding

1

 


2

2

 


3

B

Condensed.

526 (PDF, 38KB)

Describe community services

Describe community agencies and services provided

1

2

B

Condensed.

529

Describe political rights and responsibilities under local government

1

2

D

Recommended for expiry, very low usage.

542 (PDF, 41KB)

Describe discrimination under the Human Rights Act 1993 and describe ways of responding to it

Recognise discrimination and describe ways of responding

1

 

 


2

2

 

 


3

B

Condensed, and refocused more on discrimination than on the legislation.

4247

Describe general characteristics of peoples in New Zealand

2

2

D

Recommended for expiry.

4259

 

 


12350

 

New 2 (PDF, 38KB)

 

 


New 3 (PDF, 36KB)

Describe the role of the New Zealand Police and the services it provides in the community
Demonstrate knowledge of law enforcement

Describe the roles and responsibilities of the New Zealand Police Nga Pirihimana o Aotearoa in the community

Demonstrate knowledge of consequences of breaking laws

2

 

 


1

 

2

 

 

 

 1

2

 

 


2

 

3

 

 

 

2

C

 

 


C

Content of both standards reorganised: there will be a multiple C-review replacement relationship where both the new standards jointly replace both 4259 and 12350.

4260

Describe and identify the application of road usage law

2

3

D

Recommended for expiry, very low usage.

4261 (PDF, 40KB)

Identify legal rights and obligations in relation to registering and operating a private motor vehicle

Identify legal rights and obligations in relation to motor vehicle ownership and operation

2

3

B

Condensed.

7124 (PDF, 38KB)

Demonstrate knowledge of one-to-one negotiation

2

2

B

Condensed.

7125

Negotiate on own behalf

4

3

D

Recommended for expiry, very low usage.

7126 (PDF, 39KB)

Respond to oral one-to-one complaints

Respond to oral complaints

3

2

B

Condensed.

12351

Describe political rights and responsibilities under central government

1

2

D

Recommended for expiry, very low usage.

12356 (PDF, 47KB)

Demonstrate knowledge of consumer problems and ways to resolve them

1

3

2

3

B

Minor changes in content, level adjusted to better reflect the content.

18862 (PDF, 47KB)

Facilitate the Peer Support programme in schools

3

4

A

No changes to content.

New 1 (PDF, 38KB)

Plan and engage in an activity intended to benefit the community

3

6

-

 

New 5 (PDF, 36KB)

Develop strategies to respond to cyberbullying

1

2

-

 

New 6 (PDF, 36KB)

Describe an active New Zealand citizen

3

2

-

 

Core Generic > Work and Study Skills

ID

Title

Level

Credit

Review Category

Comment

56 (PDF, 40KB)

Attend to customer enquiries face-to-face and on the telephone

Respond orally to customer enquiries

1

2

B

Condensed

377 (PDF, 39KB)

Demonstrate knowledge of diversity in the workplace

Demonstrate knowledge of diversity in workplaces

2

2

B

Condensed and clarification that assessment does not require actual workplace experience.

504 (PDF, 40KB)

Produce a CV (curriculum vitae)

1

2

B

Condensed

543 (PDF, 40KB)

Work in a new workplace

1

3

B

Condensed

1978 (PDF, 41KB)

Identify and describe basic employment rights and responsibilities, and sources of information and assistance

Describe basic employment rights and responsibilities, and sources of information and/or assistance

1

3

B

Condensed

1979 (PDF, 41KB)

Describe employment relationships and agreements

Describe employment agreements

2

3

B

Condensed

1980 (PDF, 47KB)

Describe, from an employee perspective, ways of dealing with employment relationship problems

3

2

3

B

Condensed into two outcomes

1982

Demonstrate knowledge of collective employment agreement negotiation processes

3

2

D

Recommended for expiry, very low usage.

4248

 

 

New 4 (PDF, 38KB)

Describe requirements and expectations faced by employees within the workplace

Describe how employee behaviours and/or attitudes contribute to positive workplace relationships and performance

1

 

 

1

3

 

 

2

C

Substantial refocus of similar material.

4249 (PDF, 40KB)

Describe care and timeliness as an employee

Describe obligations as an employee

1

3

B

More inclusive focus.

4251 (PDF, 40KB)

Plan a career pathway

3

2

3

B

Condensed

4252 (PDF, 41KB)

Produce a personal targeted CV (curriculum vitae)

2

2

B

Introduction of need for referees.

4253 (PDF, 39KB)

Demonstrate knowledge of job search skills

2

3

B

Condensed

7117 (PDF, 39KB)

Produce a plan to enhance own learning

Develop strategies to enhance own learning

2

2

B

Condensed

7118 (PDF, 45KB)

Manage own learning programme

Manage own learning in a programme

2

3

B

Condensed

7119 (PDF, 38KB)

Describe memory processes and demonstrate a memory technique

2

1

2

B

Increased credits.

7120 (PDF, 37KB)

Demonstrate knowledge of note taking

1

2

B

Condensed

7121 (PDF, 38KB)

Demonstrate skills to search, access, and select information

Demonstrate skills to search and select information

1

2

B

Condensed

8824 (PDF, 32KB)

Research a topic using oral, visual and written sources, and evaluate the research process

2

3

B

Condensed

10780 (PDF, 39KB)

Complete a work experience placement

2

3

B

Condensed and new requirement for a placement of at least 5 days.

10781 (PDF, 39KB)

Produce a plan for own future directions

2

3

B

Condensed

11827 (PDF, 46KB)

Demonstrate knowledge of, and prepare to participate in, organisational change

3

2

A

No changes to content

12360

Describe and explain emerging patterns of work

3

3

D

Recommended for expiry, very low usage.

12382 (PDF, 38KB)

Describe the significance of one's work within an employing organisation

2

2

A

No changes to content

12383 (PDF, 39KB)

Explore career options and their implications

2

3

B

Condensed

16614

Apply time management concepts and methods in business situations

4

3

D

Recommended for expiry: not relevant to business contexts

16688 (PDF, 38KB)

Describe the effects of shift work and strategies to manage them.

2

2

B

Legislation updated.

24871 (PDF, 38KB)

Complete workplace forms

Complete complex forms

2

2

B

Focus widened beyond the workplace.

New 7 (PDF, 36KB)

Demonstrate knowledge of a specified workplace

3

3

-

 

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