Field                   Community and Social Services


Review of Sport qualification


National Certificate in Sport (Coaching) (Level 4) [Ref: 0444]


Skills Active Aotearoa Limited has completed the review of the qualification above.


Date report published                                                                        March 2011


Summary of review and consultation process


In 2010, Skills Active Aotearoa Limited completed a major review of the unit standards and qualifications in the Community Recreation and Sport subfields.  This review resulted in the registration of the Recreation and Sport subfield for which unit standards and qualifications will be developed in 2011.  As a result of this review, this reviewed qualification was designated as expiring because it no longer met industry requirements.


A new qualification, the National Certificate in Recreation and Sport - Coaching and Instruction with strands in Cycle Skills Instructor, and Developing Coaching [Ref: 1626], has been developed to better fit the needs of industry.  The new qualification has a different purpose and is aimed at a different target group.  There is no replacement relationship between the expiring and the new qualification.


Main changes resulting from the review


·         The following qualification was designated expiring and will expire at the end of December 2012.

·         Transition arrangements were added to allow the qualification to continue to be achievable until its expiry date.


National Certificate in Sport (Coaching) (Level 4) [Ref: 0444]


Review category


See Key to Qualification Review Categories at the end of report




Candidates enrolled in courses or training programmes leading to the award of the National Certificate in Sport (Coaching) (Level 4) [Ref: 0444] have until December 2012 to complete the qualification.


Please note that unit standard 5361, which is a prerequisite for the award of unit standards 5363 and 16789 in the Compulsory section of the qualification, expired in 2006.  Therefore, candidates will need to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills to that in unit standard 5361 in order to be awarded unit standards 5363 and 16789 and meet the requirements of the qualification.


This qualification contains expiring standards that have been replaced by other standards.  For the purposes of this qualification people who have gained credit for the replacement standards are exempt from the requirement to gain credit for the expiring standards.


Credit for

Exempt from







26551, 26552

6401, 6402


Any candidate who thinks they have been disadvantaged by these arrangements should, in the first instance, contact Skills Active Aotearoa Limited (contact details below).


Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

PO Box 2183

Wellington 6140


Telephone              04 385 9047





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