Review of Electronic Engineering qualifications


National Certificate in Electronic Security (Level 4) [Ref: 0788]


The ElectroTechnology Industry Training Organisation has completed the review of the qualification listed above.


Date new versions published                                                          May 2011


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


Summary of review and consultation process


Between 2008 and 2010, ETITO undertook extensive consultation with industry representatives, the New Zealand Security Association (NZSA), and the Security Industry Training Advisory Board (SITAB).


ETITO invited tertiary education organisations who were current providers, and also those who had delivered programs in the past.  Also the industry training advisory board [SITAB] sat on the consultation group and they also have training providers who are part of that organisation with whom they consulted.


During the review, consideration was given to technology and equipment advancements, industry best practice and requirements, and changes in legislation.


The qualification has been endorsed by the consultation group, who were also responsible for distributing it to their stakeholders and wider group for comment and feedback.


Main changes resulting from the review


Review category


See Key to Qualification Review Categories at the end of report


Changes to structure and content

·         total credit value increased from 92 to 108

·         all standards are now compulsory, the elective section has been removed

·         standards 1988 and 5906 are now compulsory

·         standards 5887, 5901, and 5904 were removed from the qualification

·         standards 22712 and 27178 were added to the qualification.




Candidates may choose to complete version 2 of the qualification or transfer to version 3.  All new candidates will be enrolled in version 3 of the qualification.


It is not intended that anyone be disadvantaged by the above arrangements.  However, anyone who feels they have been disadvantaged may appeal to the ElectroTechnology Industry Training Organisation (see details below).


ElectroTechnology Industry Training Organisation

PO Box 24469




Telephone              09 525 2590


Website                   file:///I:/Audit/ReviewSumTemp/


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