2022 Review of Core Generic unit standards

Closed 11 Nov 2022

Current

NZQA National Qualifications Services (NQS) has reviewed the Core Generic unit standards in domains:

  • Self-Management
  • Social and Cooperative Skills
  • Work and Study Skills

The current version of these standards are available at Subfield: Core Generic - Subfield - Core Generic (nzqa.govt.nz).

NQS invites comment and feedback on the reviewed standards below, to nqs@nzqa.govt.nz by Friday 11 November. Responses can be in any form, including annotated standards.

The main changes as a result of the review are:

  • in standard 548 (level 1) the content has been refocused on oneself, and a new standard (NEW3) has been developed (level 2) with a more general focus on wellbeing/hauora
  • standards 7123, 9695, 9696 (problem-solving) have been amended to more clearly differentiate them and to make them more practical: such amendments include amended titles, and credits for 7123 and 9695
  • standard 12348 has been widened to focus on managing own emotions and not just anger
  • standard 12355 now includes reference to short- and long-term stress
  • standards 7117 and 16688 have become single-outcome standards
  • the titles of these standards have been rephrased to better reflect the intended outcomes:
    • 496, 525, 548, 7127, 8824, 12348, 12352, 12354, 12359, 30910
  • minor formatting and editing changes have been made to simplify and clarify where needed, and performance criteria have where necessary been turned into the passive voice to meet current requirements: these changes do not materially affect the outcome of the standard
  • three new standards (NEW1, NEW2, NEW4) have been developed with a focus on online safety
  • standards 7119, 11827, 12382 are recommended for expiry due to low and/or declining usage, and no discernible interest in future usage.

Tracked versions of any of the reviewed standards are available on request to nqs@nzqa.govt.nz.

Domain: Self-Management

Note: the review excluded standard 1827, as NQS is not responsible for that standard. Unit standards (16): 496, 548, 7123, 7127, 8548, 9695, 9696, 12348, 12349, 12352, 12354, 12355, 12357, 12358, 12359, NEW3

ID

Ver

Title

Level

Credit

496 (DOCX, 29KB)

11

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

1

3

548 (DOCX, 28KB)

10

Demonstrate knowledge of the effects of alcohol and other drugs on self

1

3

7123 (DOCX, 30KB)

8

Apply a problem-solving model

2

2

7127 (DOCX, 28KB)

8

Make an informed choice in deciding on a major goods or service purchase

3

2

8548 (DOCX, 27KB)

7

Demonstrate knowledge of accessing legal assistance

2

3

9695 (DOCX, 26KB)

8

Examine problem-solving models and apply one to a problem

3

4

9696 (DOCX, 27KB)

8

Resolve a problem using a problem-solving model

4

4

12348 (DOCX, 29KB)

6

Demonstrate knowledge of strategies for managing own emotions

1

2

12349 (DOCX, 29KB)

7

Demonstrate knowledge of time management

2

3

12352 (DOCX, 29KB)

8

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

2

3

12354 (DOCX, 30KB)

6

Describe legal rights and responsibilities under New Zealand tenancy law and means to prevent and resolve related problems

2

4

12355 (DOCX, 28KB)

7

Describe strategies for managing stress

2

3

12357 (DOCX, 29KB)

6

Demonstrate knowledge of human sexuality

2

4

12358 (DOCX, 28KB)

6

Demonstrate knowledge of purchasing household consumables

1

3

12359 (DOCX, 27KB)

6

Describe household sustainability strategies

2

3

NEW3 (DOCX, 28KB)

1

Explain the impact of alcohol and other drugs on wellbeing/hauora

2

4

Domain: Social and Cooperative Skills

Unit standards (13): 525, 526, 542, 4261, 7124, 7126, 12356, 18862, 30906, 30907, 30908, 30910, NEW4

ID

Ver

Title

Level

Credit

525 (DOCX, 30KB)

11

Recognise sexual harassment and describe responses

2

3

526 (DOCX, 28KB)

8

Describe community agencies and services provided

1

2

542 (DOCX, 29KB)

8

Recognise discrimination and describe ways of responding

2

3

4261 (DOCX, 29KB)

7

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

2

3

7124 (DOCX, 28KB)

7

Demonstrate knowledge of one-to-one negotiation

2

2

7126 (DOCX, 28KB)

7

Respond to negative feedback

3

2

12356 (DOCX, 29KB)

7

Demonstrate knowledge of consumer problems and ways to resolve them

3

3

18862 (DOCX, 29KB)

6

Facilitate the Peer Support programme in schools

3

4

30906 (DOCX, 30KB)

2

Plan and engage in an activity intended to benefit the community

3

6

30907 (DOCX, 28KB)

2

Demonstrate knowledge in relation to the New Zealand Police Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa in the community

2

3

30908 (DOCX, 27KB)

2

Demonstrate knowledge of consequences of breaking laws

1

2

30910 (DOCX, 28KB)

2

Identify strategies to respond to online bullying

1

2

NEW4 (DOCX, 28KB)

1

Demonstrate knowledge of strategies to keep safe online

2

3

Domain: Work and Study Skills

Note: the review excluded the standards for literacy and numeracy, (ie 26622-26627 and 32403, 32405, 32406, 32412, 32414). Unit standards (25): 56, 64, 377, 504, 543, 1978, 1979, 1980, 4249, 4251, 4252, 4253, 7117, 7118, 7120, 7121, 8824, 10780, 10781, 12383, 16688, 30909, 30911, NEW1, NEW2

ID

Ver

Title

Level

Credit

56 (DOCX, 29KB)

10

Respond orally to customer enquiries

1

2

64 (DOCX, 40KB)

11

Perform calculations for a specified workplace

1

2

377 (DOCX, 33KB)

9

Demonstrate knowledge of diversity in workplaces

2

2

504 (DOCX, 29KB)

9

Produce a CV (curriculum vitae)

1

2

543 (DOCX, 29KB)

9

Work in a new workplace

1

3

1978 (DOCX, 31KB)

10

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

1

3

1979 (DOCX, 29KB)

11

Describe employment agreements

2

3

1980 (DOCX, 29KB)

10

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

3

3

4249 (DOCX, 30KB)

9

Describe obligations as an employee

1

3

4251 (DOCX, 29KB)

9

Plan a career pathway

3

3

4252 (DOCX, 31KB)

9

Produce a personal targeted CV (curriculum vitae)

2

2

4253 (DOCX, 30KB)

8

Demonstrate knowledge of job search skills

2

3

7117 (DOCX, 29KB)

7

Develop strategies to enhance own learning

2

2

7118 (DOCX, 29KB)

7

Manage own learning in a programme

2

3

7120 (DOCX, 28KB)

7

Demonstrate knowledge of note taking

1

2

7121 (DOCX, 29KB)

7

Demonstrate skills to search and select information

1

2

8824 (DOCX, 28KB)

8

Research a topic and evaluate the research process

2

3

10780 (DOCX, 28KB)

6

Complete a work experience placement

2

3

10781 (DOCX, 29KB)

7

Produce a plan for own future directions

2

3

12383 (DOCX, 29KB)

9

Explore career options and their implications

2

3

16688 (DOCX, 28KB)

7

Describe the effects of shift work and strategies to manage them

2

2

30909 (DOCX, 28KB)

2

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

1

2

30911 (DOCX, 27KB)

2

Demonstrate knowledge of a specified workplace

3

3

NEW1 (DOCX, 30KB)

1

Demonstrate knowledge of fake online information

1

3

NEW2 (DOCX, 30KB)

1

Evaluate fake online information

2

4

Expiring (recommended)

Note: these standards were recommended to expire because of low and/or declining usage and no discernible interest in future usage. Unit standards (3): 7119, 11827, 12382

ID

Ver

Title

Level

Credit

7119 (DOCX, 27KB)

6

Describe memory processes and demonstrate a memory technique

2

2

11827 (DOCX, 27KB)

5

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

3

2

12382 (DOCX, 27KB)

5

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

2

2

You are invited to comment on the draft reviewed unit standards.  Feedback should be sent to nqs@nzqa.govt.nz; by Friday 11 November.

Thank you in advance for your contribution to the ongoing quality of these standards.

 
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