Revision of Manufacturing qualification


National Certificate in Manufacturing (Metal and Related Products) (Level 2) [Ref: 1386]


Competenz has revised the qualification listed above.


Date new version published                                                             July 2014


The next qualification review is planned to take place during 2014.


Reason for the revision


Unit standards 8489, 8491, and 2977 that were part of the qualification expired in December 2013.  Unit standard 8491was a compulsory standard in the qualification; while unit standards 2977 and 8489 were optional.  This qualification was revised in order to ensure that the expiry of unit standard 8491 did not become a barrier to completion.


Unit standard 26626 was recommended as an appropriate replacement for unit standard 8491.


Main changes resulting from the revision


·         Unit standard 26626 was added to the compulsory section as a replacement for unit standard 8491.

·         Unit standards 2977 and 8489 were removed from the list of optional standards.


National Certificate in Manufacturing (Metal and Related Products) (Level 2) [Ref: 1386]


Changes to structure and content

·         Compulsory standard 8491 was removed and replaced by standard 26626.

·         Optional standards 2977 and 8489 were removed.

·         An exemption from standard 26626 was added for people holding credit for standard 8491.




People working towards version 1 of the qualification, and who hold credit for unit standard 8491 may complete that version.  People working towards version 1 who do not have credit for standard 8491 must transfer to version 2.  The last date for assessments to take place for version 1 of this qualification is 31 December 2015.


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


Credit for

Exempt from




Competenz will publicise these arrangements in Competenz publications and website, and by direct communication with trainees and their employers.


It is not intended that anyone be disadvantaged by this revision.  However, anyone who feels they have been disadvantaged may appeal to Competenz at the address below.



PO Box 9005


Auckland 1149


Telephone       0800 526 1800