Domain - New Zealand Sign Language

Domain - New Zealand Sign Language

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Level 1

Demonstrate fingerspelling in New Zealand Sign Language
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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15811 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate finger spelling in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of New Zealand Sign Language texts on areas of most immediate relevance

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91795 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Give a presentation in New Zealand Sign Language that communicates a personal response

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91796 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Interact using New Zealand Sign Language to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations

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91797 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Sign a variety of text types in New Zealand Sign Language on areas of most immediate relevance

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91798 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Level 2

Give information about yourself and seek information about others using New Zealand Sign Language
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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15779 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: introduce themselves and others; undertake rituals of encounter; and provide information about themselves and ask information of others, using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Demonstrate use of materials available for users of New Zealand Sign Language
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15780 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to locate information in a New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) dictionary, and extract information using materials available to users of NZSL.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Hold a short conversation with one person on a familiar topic using New Zealand Sign Language
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15781 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: hold a short conversation with one person on a familiar topic; offer thanks and apologise to a person; and ask permission of another person, using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Make a request of and offer assistance to another person, using New Zealand Sign Language
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15783 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to make a request of another person, and offer assistance, using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

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NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Describe familiar people, places, and events, using New Zealand Sign Language
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15785 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe familiar people; describe familiar places; and describe familiar events, using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Deliver a monologue to a known audience on a familiar topic, using New Zealand Sign Language
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15790 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare a monologue for a known audience on a familiar topic; deliver a monologue to a known audience on a familiar topic; and answer questions on the monologue, using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Paraphrase a signed monologue on a familiar topic, using NZSL
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15793 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to ask questions on a signed monologue, and paraphrase a signed monologue, on a familiar topic using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Give an informal account of an experience of a familiar event using New Zealand Sign Language
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15795 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to give an informal account, and answer questions on an account, of an experience of a familiar event using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Give and ask directions to a specific place and location, using New Zealand Sign Language
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15798 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to give directions to a specified place and location, and ask directions to a specified place and location, using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

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NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Give and ask directions to an unfamiliar place and location, using New Zealand Sign Language
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15799 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to give directions to an unfamiliar place and location, and ask directions to an unfamiliar place and location, using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

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NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Explain a simple process, using New Zealand Sign Language
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15800 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare to explain a simple process, and explain a simple process using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

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NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Inform a group of people about simple arrangements, using New Zealand Sign Language
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15802 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to inform a group of people about simple arrangements, and finalise details for the arrangements with a group of people, using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

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NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Summarise a short signed text, using New Zealand Sign Language
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15804 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to summarise the main points of a short signed text, and summarise specific details of a short signed text, using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of New Zealand Sign Language texts on familiar matters

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91799 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Give a presentation in New Zealand Sign Language that communicates information, ideas and opinions

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91800 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Interact using New Zealand Sign Language to share information and justify ideas and opinions in different situations

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91801 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Sign a variety of text types in New Zealand Sign Language to convey information, ideas, and opinions in genuine contexts

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91802 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Level 3

Hold a conversation with one person on a less familiar topic, using New Zealand Sign Language
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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15782 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to hold a conversation with one person on a less familiar topic, using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Recount a signed conversation on a familiar topic, using New Zealand Sign Language
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15784 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to recount the main points of a short signed conversation between two people, and recount specific details of a short signed conversation between two people, using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Recount a signed conversation on a less familiar topic, using New Zealand Sign Language
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15786 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to recount the main points of a short signed conversation between two people, on a less familiar topic, and recount specific details of a short signed conversation between two people, on a less familiar topic, using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Demonstrate knowledge of the Deaf community in New Zealand
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15787 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the Deaf community in New Zealand; organisations and clubs for the Deaf in New Zealand and internationally; Deaf education in New Zealand; and technology available to the Deaf community in New Zealand.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Deliver a monologue to a known audience on a less familiar topic, using New Zealand Sign Language
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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15791 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare a monologue for a known audience on a less familiar topic; deliver a monologue for a known audience on a less familiar topic; and answer questions on the monologue, using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Deliver a presentation and answer questions on a less familiar topic, using NZSL
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15792 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare a presentation for a known audience on a less familiar topic; deliver a presentation for a known audience on a less familiar topic; and answer questions on the presentation, using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Paraphrase a signed monologue on a less familiar topic, using New Zealand Sign Language
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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15794 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to ask questions on a signed monologue, and paraphrase a signed monologue, on a less familiar topic using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Give a formal account of an experience of an unfamiliar event, using New Zealand Sign Language
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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15796 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to give a formal account, and answer questions on an account, of an experience of an unfamiliar event using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Explain a complex process, using New Zealand Sign Language
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15801 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: Prepare to explain a complex process, using NZSL, and explain and respond to questions on a complex process, using NZSL.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Inform a group of people about complex arrangements, using New Zealand Sign Language
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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15803 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to inform a group of people about complex arrangements, and finalise details for the arrangements with a group of people, using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Discuss a practical problem and offer a solution, using New Zealand Sign Language
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15806 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to participate in a discussion to solve a practical problem, and offer a solution to a practical problem, using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Demonstrate knowledge of Deaf culture in New Zealand
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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15808 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to define Deaf culture, and describe an aspect of Deaf culture in New Zealand.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Demonstrate knowledge of communication in the Deaf community
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15812 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the history of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL); communication behaviours of Deaf people; and communication modes in the Deaf community.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Hold an informal conversation with a group of signers, using NZSL
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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15813 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to contribute to a conversation, and respond to participants, using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended New Zealand Sign Language texts

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91822 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Give a clear presentation in New Zealand Sign Language that communicates a critical response to stimulus material

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91823 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Interact clearly using NZ Sign Language to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives in different situations

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91824 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Sign a variety of text types in clear New Zealand Sign Language to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives

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91825 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Level 4

Demonstrate knowledge of the structure of New Zealand Sign Language
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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15797 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the parameters of sign formation for New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL); describe NZSL processes; demonstrate knowledge of sentence types in NZSL; and identify sign phrases and language variations within NZSL.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Use New Zealand Sign Language to interview a person
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15805 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare to interview a person, and interview a person on a pre-arranged topic, using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Plan and present a seminar, using New Zealand Sign Language
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15807 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to plan and present a seminar on a familiar topic, using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Debate an issue using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL)
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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15814 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare for and participate in a debate, using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Review a signed presentation on a less familiar topic, using New Zealand Sign Language
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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15842 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to ask questions on a signed presentation, and review a signed presentation, on a less familiar topic using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Level 5

Research and present cross-cultural comparisons of an aspect of Deaf culture, using NZSL
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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15809 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse Deaf culture in New Zealand; carry out research into a cross-cultural comparison of an aspect of Deaf culture; and present findings from cross-cultural comparison research using NZSL.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Research and present a selected issue of the Deaf community, using NZSL
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15810 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: carry out research on the background to an issue affecting the Deaf community and/or Deaf culture; analyse the impact of an issue affecting the Deaf community and/or Deaf culture; and present research findings on an issue affecting the Deaf community and/or Deaf culture, using NZSL.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services NZQA Operational Languages

Data as at 28 June 2022