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Revision of Employment Skills qualification


National Certificate in Employment Skills [Ref: 0231]


NZQA National Qualifications Services (NQS) has completed the revision of the qualification listed above.


Date new version published                                                             August 2011


The next qualification review is planned to take place during 2016.


Summary of revision and consultation process


Version 12 of the National Certificate in Employment Skills (NCES) was approved in June 2011 following a review.  After publication it was brought to NZQA's attention that one of the unit standards in the qualification was included in error.  As a result unit standard 22144 has been removed from the compulsory section of the NCES in version 13.


Main changes resulting from the revision


Changes to the structure and content

·         Unit standard 22144 has been removed from the qualification which has led to a decrease in credit requirements of the compulsory section from 40 credits to 37 credits.




Candidates currently working towards version 12 may choose to complete that version or transfer their results to version 13.  The last date for entry to programmes or courses for version 12 is January 2012.  The last date for assessments for version 12 is December 2012.  The start date for programmes or courses for version 13 is upon publication.


It is not intended that any existing candidates are disadvantaged by this revision.  However, anyone who feels disadvantaged should contact the standard setter at the address below:


NZQA National Qualifications Service

PO Box 160

Wellington 6140


Telephone              04 463 3000