CMR for Horticulture [Ref: 0032]


Revision of New Zealand Horticulture Industry Training Organisation CMR


The New Zealand Horticulture Industry Training Organisation has completed the revision of the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) above.


Date new version published                                                             June 2011


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


Summary of revision


The CMR was revised based on feedback from the Training Manager from NZHITO and the Amenity Sector Advisory Group who represent the Amenity Industry.  The changes were discussed with the New Zealand Arboriculture Association Education and Training subcommittee who supported the changes.  The proposed changes were also identified at Cluster and Sector moderation meetings with providers around the country.  These proposed changes were supported by the various moderation groups.


Compliance with new requirements


Requirements for consent to assess will apply with effect from August 2011.


Moderation system requirements will apply with effect from January 2012.


Organisations with consent to assess will be expected to be able to demonstrate compliance with the CMR from January 2012 onwards.


Main changes


Requirements for Consent to Assess (RCA)


Industry or sector-specific requirements for consent to access


Criterion 3 was amended so that specified unit standards (2765, 2766, 2772, 25399, 25401 and 25404) within the Arboriculture domain can be taught and assessed by individuals who are not qualified in arboriculture but have relevant knowledge and skills.  Prior to this change teachers and assessors were required to hold New Zealand-recognised arboriculture qualifications before they could teach or assess the identified unit standards.


Moderation Requirements (MR)


Moderation System


The system was amended to allow unit standards 2765, 2766, 2772, 25399, 25404 and 25401 to be moderated at either cluster moderation workshops or the Arboriculture sector moderation workshop, as these unit standards are used across the amenity and arboriculture industries.