FIELD                 LAW AND SECURITY


Review of Police Forensic Mapping qualification


National Certificate in Police Forensic Mapping [Ref: 1144]


The Skills Organisation has completed the review of the qualification listed above.


Date new version published                                                             September 2013


Summary of review and consultation process


As part of the mandatory review of qualifications in the Justice and Law (Compliance) review that concluded in 2013, the broad compliance sector, including the New Zealand Police, determined that the qualification should be set to expire without replacement.


All existing candidates will complete the qualification by the end of December 2014.


Main changes resulting from the review


The qualification was set to expire and was not replaced.


National Certificate in Police Forensic Mapping [Ref: 1144]


Review category


See Key to Qualification Review Categories at the end of report




·        The qualification was closed to any new enrolments and was designated expiring.

·        The last date for award of the expiring qualification is 31 December 2014, after this date it will be discontinued.


It is anticipated that no existing candidates will be disadvantaged by these transition arrangements.  However, anyone who feels that they have been disadvantaged may appeal to The Skills Organisation at the address below.  Appeals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


The Skills Organisation

Freepost 5164

PO Box 24469

Royal Oak

Auckland 1345


Telephone        09 525 2590




Key to Qualification Review Categories


Category A

The qualification is published as a new version with the same NZQF 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 NZQF 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 NZQF 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