Review of Boatbuilding qualification


National Certificate in Boatbuilding (Marine Electrical and Electronic Installation) (Level 3) [Ref: 0930]


The NZ Marine Industry Training Organisation has completed the review of the qualification above.


Date new version published                                                             November 2010


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


Summary of review and consultation process


The qualification was reviewed to ensure alignment with current industry practice and requirements.  The review takes into account that this certificate builds on the technical skills gained in the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 2) [Ref: 0174].


A Marine Electrical and Electronic advisory group consisting of ETITO and employers currently involved in training candidates and in workplace observation, and NZ Marine ITO assessors was formed.  The group looked at fitness for purpose and suitability of current standards and content in a series of meetings and email correspondence.  A wider group of stakeholders was consulted through email and discussions and represented via the advisory group members.


Main changes resulting from the review


As part of this review a number of standards have been removed and either substituted or replaced within the qualification as they are considered to be a better fit for purpose.


Some standards have been replaced as they have expired and are no longer relevant.


National Certificate in Boatbuilding (Marine Electrical and Electronic Installation) (Level 3) [Ref: 0930]


Review category


See Key to Qualification Review Categories at the end of report


Changes to structure and content

·         The overall credit total of the qualification increased from 69 to 83.

·         Standards 4249 and 9917 have been removed.

·         Standard 497 has been removed and substituted with 23244.

·         Standard 6915 has been replaced by 26542.

·         Standard 9915 has been replaced by 23243.

·         Standard 12308 has been replaced by 20029.

·         Standards 20430 and 25344 have been added.




People who are already part way through version 1 may choose to complete the requirements of that version by December 2012 or transfer their credits to version 2 of this qualification.


All new candidates will be enrolled in programmes or courses leading to the award of 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










Any version of a unit standard contained within this qualification which retains its original unit standard identification number will continue to meet the requirements of this qualification.


Any candidate who feels that they have been disadvantaged by the transition should contact the NZ Marine Industry Training Organisation.


NZ Marine Industry Training Organisation

PO Box 90448

Victoria Street West

Auckland 1142


Telephone              09 360 0056




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