Revision of Employment Support qualification, and change of responsibility


National Diploma in Employment Support (Level 6) [Ref: 1040]


Careerforce, the Community Support Services ITO Limited, coverage was extended in October 2011 to include Employment Support.  The qualification was revised to maintain its achievability and contact details were updated from Social Services Industry Training Organisation to Careerforce.


Date new version published                                                             March 2012


The next qualification review is planned to take place during 2013 as part of a Mandatory Review process.


Reason for the revision


The qualification was revised in order to remove a compulsory standard that was expired by Learning State Limited.


Changes to structure and content

·      Expired standard 13149 was removed

·      The credit requirement for completion was changed from 124 credits to 120 credits

·      SSB details were updated.


Earlier versions of this qualification were no longer achievable as a compulsory standard had expired.  People enrolled in earlier versions of the qualification may transfer to version 4 at no cost.


The above change is not expected to have any adverse affect on any existing candidate.  However, Careerforce has an established process for appeals related to assessment processes and decisions which is available to anyone who thinks that they have been disadvantaged by these transition arrangements.  Copies of the appeal process and fee structure are available from Careerforce at the address below.



PO Box 2637

Wellington 6140


Telephone         04 915 7711

Facsimile           04 915 7831