Review ofAgrichemical Supply qualification


National Certificate in Seed Dressing (Level 4) [Ref: 0819]


Primary Industry Training Organisation has completed the review of the qualification above.


Replacement qualification


New Zealand Certificate in Seed Dressing (Level 4) [Ref: 2468]


Date new versions published                                                          November 2014


The next qualification review is planned to take place during 2018.


Summary of review and consultation process


The review occurred as a result of the mandatory review of Agriculture sector qualifications, part of the Targeted Review of Qualifications (TRoQ).  The mandatory review involved extensive consultation with stakeholders working in and with the industry.  Consultation included meetings to discuss the need to review the qualification, and subsequent meetings considered the proposed content of the qualification.


Industry confirmed the on-going need for a qualification in this area that would recognise graduate capabilities and provide an education pathway for trainees.


The existing National qualification has been replaced by a New Zealand qualification, as detailed below.

Main changes resulting from the review


National Certificate in Seed Dressing (Level 4) [Ref: 0819]

replaced by

New Zealand Certificate in Seed Dressing (Level 4) [Ref: 2468]


Review category


See Key to Qualification Review Categories at the end of report




The last date for entry into programmes leading towards the replaced qualification is 31 December 2016, from which point no new enrolments will be accepted.  The last date to meet the requirements of the replaced qualification is 31 December 2018, at which point the qualification will be designated discontinued.


People currently working towards this qualification may either complete the requirements by 31 December 2018 or transfer their results to the replacement qualification.


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 Primary ITO at the address below.  Appeals will be considered on a case by case basis.


Primary Industry Training Organisation

PO Box 10383

The Terrace

Wellington 6143


Telephone 04 801 9616

Facsimile 04 801 9626




Key to Qualification Review Categories


Category A

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