Republication of Extractive Industries qualification


National Certificate in Extractive Industries (Operations) with strands in Lime Milling, Surface Extraction, and Underground Extraction [Ref: 0248]


The New Zealand Extractive Industries Training Organisation (EXITO) has republished the qualification listed above to update the transition arrangements in the version published in December 2009.


Date version republished                                                                  December 2011


Reason for the republication


EXITO republished this qualification in order to include reverse transition arrangements for expiring standard 20732 in versions 6 and 7.


Standard 20732 has been replaced by standards 25876 and 25877 and will expire at the end of December 2011.  As people working towards versions 6 or 7 of this qualification have until 31 December 2013 to complete the qualification requirements they can use one of the replacement standards, 25876, to meet requirements of 20732.


Main changes resulting from the republication


Changes to structure and content

·      Credit exemption table included for expiring standard.

·      There were no changes to structure and content.




The last date for assessment for people currently working towards versions 6 or 7 of this qualification have is 31 December 2013.


Versions 6 and 7 of this qualification contain a standard that has been replaced by another standard, and which will expire in December 2011.  For the purposes of this qualification, people who have gained credit for the replacement standard are exempt from the requirement to gain credit for the expiring standard - see table below.


Credit for

Exempt from




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 NZ Extractives Industries Training Organisation at the address below.


NZ Extractive Industries Training Organisation

PO Box 2623

Christchurch 8140


Telephone              03 964 4710