FIELD                 SERVICE SECTOR


Review of Hospitality qualification


National Certificate in Hospitality (Small Business Management) (Level 4) [Ref: 1145]


The Hospitality Standards Institute has completed the review of the qualification listed above.


Date new versions published                                                          September 2010


Summary of review and consultation process


This qualification has had no reported usage and there is very little interest in it within industry.  NZQA have had no reports of the qualification being awarded since it was registered.  Only one Institute of Technology and Polytechnic has obtained course approval for this qualification and they have no plans to use it.  There are currently nine candidates enrolled in a programme leading to this qualification but only three plan to complete it.  For these reasons the industry and provider stakeholders have agreed that the qualification is no longer required.


Main changes resulting from the review


The qualification has been designated as expiring and will not be replaced.


National Diploma in Hospitality (Small Business Management) (Level 4) [Ref: 1145]


Review category


See Key to Qualification Review Categories at the end of report




There are no transition implications.  The last date for assessments to take place is December 2012.


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 candidate who thinks they have been disadvantaged by these arrangements should, in the first instance, contact the Hospitality Standards Institute at:


Hospitality Standards Institute

PO Box 9695



Telephone              04 385 9563




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