Field                   Arts and Crafts


Revision of Music qualification


National Certificate in Music (Level 2) [Ref: 0598]


National Qualifications Services has revised the qualification above.


Date new versions published                                                          September 2011


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


Reason for the revision


The qualification was revised so that it would remain achievable following the compulsory standard 10666 in version 1 of the qualification being designated expiring.


Main changes resulting from the revision


Changes to structure and content

·      Purpose statement updated

·      Compulsory section has been removed

·      Film and Electronic Media has subfield been removed from the elective

·      Reduced from 43 to 40 credits at Level 2 or above.

Transition Arrangements


People currently enrolled in programmes leading to the award of version 1 of the qualification may complete that version or transfer to the new version 2.


The last date for assessment to take place for version 1 of this qualification is 31 December 2012.


It is not intended that anyone be disadvantaged by this revision, and the above arrangements have been designed for a smooth transition.  However, anyone who feels they have been disadvantaged may appeal to NZQA National Qualifications Services at the contact details below.


NZQA National Qualifications Services

PO Box 160

Wellington 6140


Telephone       04 463 3000