Revision of Manufacturing qualifications
National Certificate in Manufacturing (Metal and Related Products) (Level 4) [Ref: 1388]
Competenz has revised the qualification listed above.
Date new version published July 2013
The next qualification review is planned to take place later this year.
Reason for the revision
Fonterra Canpac International Ltd approached Competenz in April 2013 to seek a way of recognising the Level 4 skills of machine setters working in the can-making industry with a National Qualification. There are five unit standards in the Can Making domain at Level 4 (totalling 122 credits) but they were not part of a qualification. As a result, machine setters with Level 4 skills were not able to be recognised with a National Certificate. Can Making is an optional strand in the National Certificate in Manufacturing (Metal and Related Products) (Level 3) [Ref: 1387] but was not included in the equivalent certificate at Level 4.
Discussions began between Canpac and Competenz in April 2013 to address the omission and seek a means of providing recognition for Level 4 skills in the Can Making domain. Competenz decided that the most appropriate solution was to add the Level 4 Can Making domain as an elective to the National Certificate in Manufacturing (Metal and Related Products) (Level 4) [Ref: 1388].
National Certificate in Manufacturing (Metal and Related Products) (Level 4) Ref: 1388]
Changes to structure and content
· The Can Making domain was added to the elective section within the Manufacturing Skills subfield.
· The details of standards 1307, 4098, 7106, 7108, 7115, 8085, 8087, 9696, 11101, 11281, 18203 and 20799 were updated to reflect changes made at review.
· The compulsory credits were increased from 56 to 57, and the elective credit requirements have been reduced from 21 to 20 to maintain the credit total of 77 of which 40 are at Level 4.
There are no transition consequences as a result of this revision. However, anyone who feels they have been disadvantaged may appeal to Competenz at the address below.
PO Box 9005
Telephone 0800 526 1800