Field          Engineering and Technology


Revision and Rollover of Electricity Supply unit standards





Electricity Supply

Electricity Supply - Core Skills

10508, 12300, 18038, 18274

Electricity Supply - Power System Management



The Electricity Supply Industry Training Organisation has completed the revision and rollover of the unit standards listed above.


Date new versions published                                                          July 2010


Planned review date                                                                           December 2011




The unit standards in the Electricity Supply - Core Skills domain are due for a full review in 2011.  However, the SSB is currently developing a new utility arborist qualification which will include these unit standards.  The unit standards were therefore revised and rolled-over to update terminology and legislation so that they can be included in this qualification prior to their full review in 2011.


Unit standard 11578 in the Electricity Supply - Power System Management domain was also revised and rolled-over so that it can be included in a new diploma which the SSB is currently developing.  The unit standard will be reviewed later in 2010 as part of the review of the National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Power Technician) (Level 5) [Ref: 1260].


Main changes


·      The special notes were updated, including the references to legislation.

·      Minor updates were made to the elements and performance criteria.


The Registration Criteria for National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Unit Standards have been reviewed and replaced with the Quality assurance criteria for the listing of unit standards on the Directory of Assessment Standards.  The changes made to the criteria during this review reflect the replacement of the NQF and the Register with the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) and the Directory of Assessment Standards, the inclusion of criteria for grades, and changes to terminology and format of unit standards.  The main changes to terminology are that:


The unit standards covered by this report have been published in the new format.