Review of Sport qualification


National Certificate in Sport (Umpiring-Officiating) (Level 3) [Ref: 0445]


Skills Active Aotearoa has completed the review of the qualification listed above.


Replacement qualification


National Certificate in Sport Officiating (Level 3) [Ref: 1607]


Date new versions published                                                          December 2010


The next qualification review is planned to take place during 2015.


Summary of review and consultation process


The review was carried out as a result of the review of Sport Management unit standards.  Officiating managers of the major sport codes were invited to participate.  Group meetings were held in Auckland and consultation continued by email.


Factors taken into account during the review were low uptake of the qualification and unit standards, and an industry requirement for a smaller, more achievable package of learning.


Main changes resulting from the review


This qualification was designated expiring and replaced by a new qualification.


National Certificate in Sport (Umpiring-Officiating) (Level 3) [Ref: 0445]

National Certificate in Sport Officiating (Level 3) [Ref: 1607]


Review category


See Key to Qualification Review Categories at the end of report


Changes to structure and content

·      The credit total decreased from 67 to 42.

·      Standards 377, 497, 1299, 1304, 4862, 4864, 4879, 4880, 4881, 4887, 5365, 6401, 6402, 9676, and 12349 were removed from the Compulsory section.

·      Standards 21639, 21644, 26221, 26222, 26223, 26224, and 26225 were added to the Compulsory section.

·      Standards 1312 and 3491 were moved to the Elective section.

·      The Elective section now requires a minimum of 11 credits from specified standards instead of from anywhere on the Directory of Assessment Standards.

·      Standards 9705, 13377, 20673, and 26421 were added to the Elective section.




Candidates currently enrolled in programmes or courses leading to the award of version 4 of the National Certificate in Sport (Umpiring-Officiating) (Level 3) [Ref: 0445] may either complete the requirements for that version of the qualification by 31 December 2012 or transfer to the replacement qualification.  However, it should be noted that there are substantial differences between the two qualifications.


All new candidates will be enrolled onto the replacement qualification.


This qualification contains standards that replace earlier standards.  For the purposes of this qualification, people who have gained credit for the expiring standards are exempt from the requirement to gain credit for the replacement standards - see table below.


Credit for

Exempt from

4879, 20674




21642, 21643



It is not intended that anyone is disadvantaged by this review, and the above arrangements have been designed for a smooth transition.  However, anyone who feels they have been disadvantaged may appeal to Skills Active Aotearoa at the address below.


Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

PO Box 2183

Wellington 6140


Telephone       04 385 9047



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