FIELD                 LAW AND SECURITY


Review of Offender Management qualification


This review report was first published in July 2008 and was republished in February 2010 following the addition of reverse transition arrangements for standard 9676 in version 1 of the qualification.


The report was then republished in May 2010 to include further reverse transition arrangements for standard 17498, which was also in version 1 of the qualification.


National Certificate in Offender Management (Level 5) [Ref: 0975]


The ElectroTechnology Industry Training Organisation has completed the review of the qualification listed above.


Date new version of report published                                           May 2010


Date version 2 originally published                                                July 2008


Date version 2 of [Ref: 0975] republished                                     May 2010


The next qualification review is planned to take place during 2013.


Summary of review and consultation process


The review was conducted the Offender Management Consultation Group and reflected several years of training, assessment, and industry experience.  It also took into account the anticipated future skill requirements of the industry.  The Consultation Group reconsidered the review decision in June 2006 which had decided that planning and coordinating emergency responses was not required by the industry.  As a result they redeveloped the expired unit standard 14621.  It has been registered as Unit 25008, Plan and coordinate emergency responses in a prison and it has been included in this version of the qualification.


Main changes resulting from the review


National Certificate in Offender Management (Level 5) [Ref: 0975]


Review category


See Key to Qualification Review Categories at the end of report


Changes to structure and content

·        standards 8499, 2785, 16612, 23397, and 25008 were added

·        standards 112, 2784, 8493, 8494, 9676, 9703, and 17498 were removed

·        standard 7447 has been replaced by 11646

·        the credit total decreased from 99 to 97.




Trainees may either complete the requirements of versions 1 of the qualification or transfer to version 2.


Last date for assessments to take place for version 1 is December 2010.


All new trainees will be enrolled in programmes leading to version 2 of the 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




Version 1


Version 1 included standard 9676, which expired in December 2008, and whose replacement standard 21335 was not included in version 2; and standard 17498, which expired in December 2009, and whose replacement standard 21336 was also not included in version 2.  Reverse transition arrangements for expired standards 9676 and 17498 have been included to avoid disadvantaging candidates who have already completed the majority of version 1 and would be disadvantaged by transferring to version 2.


Credit for

Exempt from






This transition has been included to ensure that all candidates currently enrolled in version 1 of this qualification are able to complete the requirements of that version if they wish to.  Candidates must complete standards 21335 and 21336 by 31 December 2010 or transfer to version 2 of the qualification.


It is not intended that anyone be 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 the ElectroTechnology Industry Training Organisation at the address below.


ElectroTechnology Industry Training Organisation


PO Box 24469

Royal Oak

Auckland 1345


Telephone         09 525 2590



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