Review of Natural and Traditional Health and Healing qualifications and unit standards

FIELD       HEALTH

 

Review of Natural and Traditional Health and Healing qualifications and unit standards

 

Qualifications

Qualification title

Reference

National Diploma in Acupuncture (Level 7) with strands in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Western Medical Science

0513

National Certificate in Complementary Therapies (Level 4)

0624

National Certificate in Homeobotanical Therapy (Level 6)

0625

National Diploma in Aromatherapy (Level 6)

0626

National Diploma in Homeopathy (Level 7)

0627

National Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Level 6)

0628

National Diploma in Kinesiology (Level 7)

0629

National Diploma in Reflexology (Level 7)

0630

National Diploma in Hellerwork (Level 6)

0737

National Certificate in Massage (Relaxation Massage) (Level 4)

0752

National Diploma in Massage (Therapeutic Massage) (Level 6)

0904

 

Unit standards

Subfield

Domain

Id

Natural and Traditional Health and Healing

Acupuncture

7129-7141, 15343

Aromatherapy

14820-14824

Complementary Therapies

14788-14807

Hellerwork

14816-14819

Homeobotanical Therapy

14829-14832

Homoeopathy

14760-14766

Hypnotherapy

14767-14774, 21145

Kinesiology

14850-14860

Massage

14753-14759, 14963-14969, 17346, 21767, 21768, 21934

Reflexology

14808-14815

 

NZQA National Qualifications Services has completed the review of the qualifications and unit standards listed above.

 

Date new versions published                                                          March 2008

 

Summary of review and consultation process

 

In 2002, the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) took stock of the qualifications and unit standards it is responsible for developing.  A prioritisation and rationalisation exercise carried out by National Qualifications Services (NQS) in September 2002 aimed at rationalising the work of NZQA to ensure that the unit standards and qualifications for which NQS was responsible were relevant, useful, and met the current needs of learners, providers, the community, and government.  Careful consideration was given to the process to ensure that the unit standards retained by NQS reflected its responsibilities in relation to the Industry Training Act 1992, and national priorities including those expressed in the Tertiary Education Strategy and Statement of Tertiary Education Priorities (STEPs).

 

The decision was made for NQS to exit from standard setting responsibilities in Natural and Traditional Health and Healing national qualifications and unit standards by 2007.  There was extensive consultation with the sector, including providers, since 2002 and this confirmed the decision to designate the qualifications and unit standards as expiring.

 

Outline of main changes

 

The qualifications and unit standards were designated expiring and will expire at the end of December 2012.

 

Review of Natural and Traditional Health and Healing qualifications

 

·           National Diploma in Acupuncture (Level 7) with strands in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Western Medical Science [Ref: 0513]

·           National Certificate in Complementary Therapies (Level 4) [Ref: 0624]

·           National Certificate in Homeobotanical Therapy (Level 6) [Ref: 0625]

·           National Diploma in Aromatherapy (Level 6) [Ref: 0626]

·           National Diploma in Homeopathy (Level 7) [Ref: 0627]

·           National Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Level 6) [Ref: 0628]

·           National Diploma in Kinesiology (Level 7) [Ref: 0629]

·           National Diploma in Reflexology (Level 7) [Ref: 0630]

·           National Diploma in Hellerwork (Level 6) [Ref: 0737]

·           National Certificate in Massage (Relaxation Massage) (Level 4) [Ref: 0752]

·           National Diploma in Massage (Therapeutic Massage) (Level 6) [Ref: 0904]

 

Main changes resulting from the review

 

National Diploma in Acupuncture (Level 7) with strands in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Western Medical Science [Ref: 0513]

National Certificate in Complementary Therapies (Level 4) [Ref: 0624]

National Diploma in Aromatherapy (Level 6) [Ref: 0626]

National Diploma in Homeopathy (Level 7) [Ref: 0627]

National Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Level 6) [Ref: 0628]

National Diploma in Kinesiology (Level 7) [Ref: 0629]

National Diploma in Reflexology (Level 7) [Ref: 0630]

National Diploma in Massage (Therapeutic Massage) (Level 6) [Ref: 0904]

 

Review category

D

See Key to Qualification Review Categories below

 

Changes to structure and content

·      expired standard 6423 was replaced with standard 20100 so that the qualifications can be achieved until they reach their expiry date.

 

Transition

 

These qualifications contain standards that replace earlier standards.  For the purposes of these qualifications, people who have gained credit for the expired standard are exempt from the requirement to gain credit for the replacement standard.

 

Credit for

Exempt from

6423

20100

 

National Certificate in Homeobotanical Therapy (Level 6) [Ref: 0625]

National Diploma in Hellerwork (Level 6) [Ref: 0737]

 

Review category

D

See Key to Qualification Review Categories below

 

National Certificate in Massage (Relaxation Massage) (Level 4) [Ref: 0752]

 

Review category

D

See Key to Qualification Review Categories below

 

Changes to structure and content

·      expiring standard 14867 was replaced with standard 21934 so that the qualification can be achieved until it reaches its expiry date.

 

Transition

 

This qualification contains standards that replace earlier standards.  For the purpose of this qualification, people who have gained credit for the expiring standard are exempt from the requirement to gain credit for the replacement standard.

 

Credit for

Exempt from

14867

21934

 

Key to Qualification Review Categories

 

Category A

The qualification is published as a new version with the same NQF ID

Changes are made to SSB name, contact details or purpose statement

No change is made to title, rules or components of the qualification

No transition arrangements are required

Category B

The qualification is published as a new version with the same NQF ID

Changes are made to title, rules or components

The new version of the qualification recognises a similar skill set to that recognised by the previous version

The SSB is confident that people awarded the new or previous version are comparable in terms of competence

Transition arrangements are required if candidates must gain additional/different credits for the new version

Category C

A new (replacement) qualification is published with new NQF ID

Significant changes are made to the qualification in terms of components, structure, type or level

The SSB views people with the replacement qualification as being significantly different in terms of competence from those with the replaced qualification

Transition arrangements are required

Transition may be limited to phase-out dates

Category D

Qualification will expire.

There is no replacement qualification

Qualification is no longer required by industry

The qualification is designated as expiring and a last date for meeting the qualification requirements is set

 

Review of Natural and Traditional Health and Healing unit standards

 

Subfield

Domain

Id

Natural and Traditional Health and Healing

Acupuncture

7129-7141, 15343

Aromatherapy

14820-14824

Complementary Therapies

14788-14807

Hellerwork

14816-14819

Homeobotanical Therapy

14829-14832

Homoeopathy

14760-14766

Hypnotherapy

14767-14774, 21145

Kinesiology

14850-14860

Massage

14753-14759, 14963-14969, 17346, 21767, 21768, 21934

Reflexology

14808-14815

 

Impact on existing provider accreditations

 

None.

 

Impact on Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP)

 

AMAP 0159 was designated expiring and will expire at the same time as the unit standards.

 

Impact on existing qualifications

 

Qualifications that contain the reviewed standards or classifications are tabled below.

 

Affected

The qualification lists a reviewed classification (domain or subfield) in an elective set

The qualification lists a standard that has changes to level or credits

The qualification lists a C or D category standard

Not materially affected

The qualification lists a standard that has a new title

The qualification lists a standard that has a new classification

 

The following qualification is affected by the outcome of this review.  The standard setting body (SSB) was advised that the qualification requires revision.

 

Qualification title

Classification in the qualification

SSB Name

National Diploma in Fitness (Applied) (Level 5) [Ref: 1240]

Massage

Sport, Fitness and Recreation Industry Training Organisation

 

Review Categories and changes to classification, title, level, and credits

 

All changes are in bold.

 

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

 

Subfield         Natural and Traditional Health and Healing

Domain          Acupuncture

Id

Title

Level

Credit

Review Category

7129

Apply acupuncture treatment techniques

7

20

D

7130

Apply knowledge of infectious disease to the practice of acupuncture

5

4

D

7131

Apply acupuncture knowledge in Traditional Chinese Medicine to classify a patient's condition

4

30

D

7132

Apply an acupuncture treatment decision from a Western Medical diagnosis

7

15

D

7133

Apply knowledge of Western Medical science to acupuncture practice

6

10

D

7134

Explain the history, philosophy, and theory of acupuncture

3

2

D

7135

Formulate an acupuncture diagnosis and treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine

7

120

D

7136

Implement Qi Gong as an augment to an acupuncture treatment

5

50

D

7137

Select and locate acupuncture points for treatment

7

40

D

7138

Select acupuncture points and treat patients from a basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine

7

12

D

7139

Treat through microsystems in an acupuncture setting

7

4

D

7140

Treat with Tui Na, and acupressure

6

50

D

7141

Demonstrate knowledge of western pharmacology in the practice of acupuncture

5

3

D

15343

Meet clinical practice requirements in acupuncture treatments in a Western Medical science context

7

50

D

 

Domain          Aromatherapy

Id

Title

Level

Credit

Review Category

14820

Use an introductory range of essential oils and carrier oils for aromatherapy

2

6

D

14821

Use an intermediate range of essential oils and carrier oils for aromatherapy

4

12

D

14822

Use an advanced range of essential oils and carrier oils for aromatherapy in the clinical setting

6

25

D

14823

Use phytotherapy in aromatherapy practice

7

7

D

14824

Conduct aromatherapy research

6

40

D

 

Domain          Complementary Therapies

Id

Title

Level

Credit

Review Category

14788

Complete holistic health assessment and treatment objectives in complementary therapies practice

6

6

D

14789

Refer client for clinical tests, examinations, or opinions in a complementary therapies setting

6

3

D

14790

Perform diagnostic tests in complementary therapies practice

6

3

D

14791

Apply diagnostic data in complementary therapies practice

5

5

D

14792

Perform diagnostic decision making in complementary therapies practice

7

10

D

14793

Maintain client health records in complementary therapies practice

5

1

D

14794

Perform general physical examination in complementary therapies practice

6

6

D

14795

Demonstrate general articular mobilisation techniques in complementary therapies practice

6

7

D

14796

Demonstrate massage relaxation techniques in complementary therapies practice

4

6

D

14797

Demonstrate fascial release in complementary therapies practice

6

7

D

14798

Use lymphatic drainage techniques in complementary therapies practice

6

5

D

14799

Use muscle energy techniques in complementary therapies practice

6

8

D

14800

Palpate and massage viscera in complementary therapies practice

6

4

D

14801

Demonstrate therapeutic quality of physical body contact in complementary therapies practice

6

4

D

14802

Use trigger points in complementary therapies practice

6

5

D

14803

Develop a health care programme in complementary therapies practice for client self care

6

5

D

14804

Use acupressure techniques in complementary therapies practice

6

10

D

14805

Manage continuing professional development in complementary therapies clinical practice

6

5

D

14806

Demonstrate knowledge of the management of a professional complementary therapies clinical practice

6

5

D

14807

Provide client care in complementary therapies clinical practice

7

5

D

 

Domain          Hellerwork

Id

Title

Level

Credit

Review Category

14816

Apply structural somatic integration in Hellerwork practice

6

5

D

14817

Apply Hellerwork movement education techniques

6

40

D

14818

Apply Hellerwork bodywork techniques to meet individual client needs

6

40

D

14819

Apply Hellerwork dialogue techniques to meet individual client needs

6

40

D

 

Domain          Homeobotanical Therapy

Id

Title

Level

Credit

Review Category

14829

Apply homeobotanical therapeutics in clinical practice

6

15

D

14830

Use homeobotanical potions in clinical practice

6

15

D

14831

Use homeobotanical repertory and materia medica in clinical practice

6

5

D

14832

Establish homeobotanical history, principles, and tradition in clinical practice

6

15

D

 

Domain          Homoeopathy

Id

Title

Level

Credit

Review Category

14760

Provide client care in homoeopathic clinical practice

7

70

D

14761

Establish the history, and philosophy of homoeopathic medicine in clinical practice

5

15

D

14762

Manage homoeopathic cases in homoeopathic clinical practice

7

65

D

14763

Establish homoeopathic materia medica in homoeopathic clinical practice

6

80

D

14764

Employ repertorisation in homoeopathic clinical practice

6

50

D

14765

Employ homoeopathic pharmacy in homoeopathic clinical practice

7

15

D

14766

Use homoeopathy to treat simple acute conditions

5

20

D

 

Domain          Hypnotherapy

Id

Title

Level

Credit

Review Category

14767

Provide client care in hypnotherapeutic clinical practice

7

60

D

14768

Investigate for the purposes of hypnotherapeutic practice

4

4

D

14769

Manage hypnotic induction for hypnotherapeutic practice

6

6

D

14770

Manage interventions for hypnotherapeutic practice

6

30

D

14771

Conduct hypnotic regression for hypnotherapeutic practice

6

6

D

14772

Conduct pain management for hypnotherapeutic practice

6

6

D

14773

Teach self-hypnosis for hypnotherapeutic practice

6

6

D

14774

Demonstrate knowledge of stress theory and management for hypnotherapeutic practice

6

4

D

21145

Demonstrate knowledge of human physiology, anatomy and psychology for hypnotherapeutic practice

6

10

D

 

Domain          Kinesiology

Id

Title

Level

Credit

Review Category

14850

Use kinesiology techniques to perform a 14 meridian goal balance

6

28

D

14851

Use kinesiology techniques to correct energy imbalance in musculature

7

20

D

14852

Use kinesiology meridian and/or holographic techniques

7

2

D

14853

Use kinesiology techniques to correct energy imbalance in viscera, and lymph and blood vessels

7

4

D

14854

Use kinesiology techniques to correct imbalance in metaphysical energy

7

7

D

14855

Use kinesiology techniques to correct energy imbalance induced by external factors

7

8

D

14856

Use kinesiology techniques to enhance performance and reduce learning disabilities and dyslexias

6

16

D

14857

Use kinesiology techniques to correct energy imbalances in bony structures and joints

7

7

D

14858

Use kinesiology techniques to correct energy imbalance in the pelvic diaphragm

7

4

D

14859

Use kinesiology techniques to defuse energy blockages related to spiritual and emotional issues

7

30

D

14860

Use kinesiology techniques to correct hypertonicity in muscles

7

20

D

 

Domain          Massage

Id

Title

Level

Credit

Review Category

14753

Apply clinical neuromuscular therapy in a massage practice setting

7

20

D

14754

Select and apply stress management and relaxation techniques in massage clinical practice

6

6

D

14755

Apply massage techniques to infants up to two years of age

4

2

D

14756

Demonstrate knowledge of the use of massage in sport, and apply massage in sporting situations

4

6

D

14757

Apply massage techniques to sport and exercise

6

8

D

14758

Demonstrate selected neuromuscular techniques in massage clinical practice

6

12

D

14759

Demonstrate knowledge of bones, muscles, tissues, and stretching for massage

6

16

D

14963

Demonstrate knowledge of, and prepare for, massage practice

4

6

D

14964

Select and use massage equipment and materials in clinical practice

4

2

D

14965

Perform massage in clinical practice

6

32

D

14966

Perform Positional Release in massage clinical practice

6

6

D

14967

Use energy balancing techniques in massage clinical practice

6

10

D

14968

Use palpation in massage clinical practice

6

7

D

14969

Demonstrate massage techniques in a massage practice setting

5

6

D

17346

Apply Zone Therapy to the feet in a relaxation massage setting

4

6

D

21767

Apply Holistic Pulsing in body therapy

4

6

D

21768

Prepare for and apply massage techniques in onsite massage practice

5

6

D

21934

Identify selected muscles of the human body in massage practice

4

5

D

 

Domain          Reflexology

Id

Title

Level

Credit

Review Category

14808

Perform reflexology in a clinical setting

6

5

D

14809

Apply foot joint mobilisation and foot manipulation within reflexology practice

7

55

D

14810

Provide foot care within reflexology clinical practice

5

8

D

14811

Perform Orthio-Bionomy on the hands and feet within reflexology clinical practice

6

4

D

14812

Apply reflexology psycho-physiological principles in a reflexology clinical setting

7

5

D

14813

Interpret radiographs within reflexology clinical practice

6

13

D

14814

Critique and conduct reflexology or foot manipulation research within reflexology clinical practice

7

26

D

14815

Demonstrate knowledge of lower limb structure and function for reflexology clinical practice

6

10

D