FIELD                 SERVICE SECTOR


Revision of Distribution qualification


National Certificate in Distribution (Level 4) [Ref: 0992]


ServiceIQ has revised the qualification listed above.


Date new versions published                                                          June 2013


The next qualification review is planned to take place during 2013.


Reason for the revision


A standard in the Compulsory set was expiring, making the qualification unachievable after December 2014.  It was decided to introduce reverse transition (retrospective exemptions) for the replacement standards to ensure the achievability of the qualification during transition to New Zealand qualifications.


Main changes resulting from the revision


Changes to structure and content

·        Standards 27520 and 27521 replaced expiring standard 25463 in the Compulsory set.

·        Expiring standard 18336 was removed from List A in the Elective set.

·        Titles of standards 18337 and 23395 in List A of the Elective set were updated.




Version 5 was issued to maintain the interim achievability of the qualification until planned replacement by a New Zealand Qualification under the Targeted Review of Qualifications.


This qualification contains standards that replace or substitute earlier standards.  For the purposes of this qualification, people who have gained credit for the expiring standards are exempt from the requirement to gain credit for the replacement or substitute standards - see table below.


Credit for

Exempt from










26551, 26552








27520, 27521


This qualification contains classifications that replace lapsing classifications.  People who have gained credit for standards in the lapsed classifications may continue to use those credits to meet the qualification requirements.


Credits for standards in

Count towards qualification requirements where the following is specified

Business > Management

Business > Business Operations and Development

Service Sector > Retail and Wholesale

Service Sector > Retail, Distribution, and Sales


People working towards version 4 of this qualification may complete that version or transfer their results to version 5.


People working towards version 3 of this qualification must have gained credit for expired standard 7452 which is in the Compulsory set of that version; or, use the reverse transition to complete that version (see below).


NZQF Reverse Transition


Version 4 of this qualification contains an expiring standard that has been replaced by other standards.  Candidates are advised to complete their assessments by the date indicated below or complete the replacement standards to finish version 4 of the qualification - see table below.  Please note that standard 18336 in the Elective set of that version of the qualification is also expiring at the end of December 2014 without replacement.


Credit for

Exempt from

27520, 27521

25463 (expires December 2014)


Version 3 of this qualification contains standards that have expired or are expiring.  For the purposes of that version of the qualification, people may use the following reverse transition to complete that version - see table below.  Please note that standard 18336 in the Elective set of that version of the qualification is also expiring at the end of December 2014 without replacement.


Credit for

Exempt from


7452 (expired)

27520, 27521

7452 (expired)

26551, 26552

6400 (expires 31 December 2015)


ServiceIQ intends that no existing candidate be disadvantaged by this revision.  However, any candidate who feels that they have been disadvantaged by these transition arrangements should contact ServiceIQ at the address given below.  Appeals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.



PO Box 25522

Wellington 6146


Telephone               0800 863 693