FIELD                 SERVICE SECTOR


Review of Commercial Road Transport qualification


National Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Ground Spreading) [Ref: 1018]


Tranzqual ITO has completed the review of the qualification above.


Date new version published                                                             February 2011


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


Summary of review and consultation process


The review was carried out by an Industry Advisory Group (IAG) comprising Tranzqual field staff, ground spreading company representatives and members of the New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association Inc, (NZGFA).


Tranzqual developed the qualification with the ground spread industry in 2003, to promote and maintain an industry endorsed training programme that meets the requirements set out in the Spreadmark Code of Practice.  The qualification has been delivered in two stages with the first stage packaged into a Limited Credit Programme (LCP).  The LCP has to date been accepted as the minimum industry standard rather than the full national certificate.  To meet on-going demand for the programme, and encourage full certification, the IAG restructured the qualification requirements to focus on the essential skills required by employers and simplify the qualification.


Main changes resulting from the review


The 18 credit elective requirement has been removed and replaced by a small range of optional standards.  The compulsory section has been refined and the total credit requirements reduced from 80 to 55.


National Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Ground Spreading) [Ref: 1018]


Review category


See Key to Qualification Review Categories at the end of report


Changes to structure and content


·         Standards 19371 and 19372 moved from the elective to the compulsory section.

·         Standards 6401 and 6402 replaced by 26551 and 26552 and moved from the compulsory to the optional section.

·         Standard 16701 moved from the compulsory to the optional section.

·         Standards 3483 and 3490 removed from the qualification.

·         Standards 3462, 6257 and 18079 moved from the elective to the optional section.

·         Elective section removed and replaced by a smaller set of optional standards.

·         Qualification credits reduced from 80 to 55.

·         Reverse transition was added to version 2 of the qualification.




The last date for candidates to complete version 2 or version 3 is 31 December 2013.


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








While the exemption for standard 15164 is valid for the purpose of completing this qualification, it should be noted that if a candidate does not already hold a Class 2 to 5 driver licence they will need to complete standard 24089 in order to satisfy current NZTA requirements.


It is not intended that anyone is disadvantaged by this review, and the above arrangements have been designed for a smooth transition.  However, anyone who feels they have been disadvantaged should contact Tranzqual ITO at the address below.


Tranzqual ITO

PO Box 923

Wellington 6140


Telephone              04 917 3369




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