FIELD Construction

 

Review of Masonry qualifications:

 

National Certificate in Stonemasonry [Ref: 0336]

National Certificate in Masonry with strands in Monumental Masonry, Natural Stone Fixtures and Fittings, and Banker Masonry [Ref: 1482]

 

The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) has completed the review of the qualifications listed above.

 

Replacement qualification

 

New Zealand Certificate in Stonemasonry (Level 4) with strands in Monumental Masonry, Construction Stonemasonry, and Natural Stone Fixtures and Fittings, with optional strands in Banker Masonry and Conservation and Preservation [Ref: 2737]

 

Date new versions published 18 June 2015

 

The next qualification review is planned to take place during 2020.

 

Summary of review and consultation process

 

This review took place as part of stakeholder consultation for the Targeted Review of Qualifications (TRoQ) conducted in 2013. All stonemasonry qualifications were considered in this process.

 

Industry identified the need for a qualification for the different sectors of the stonemasonry industry including those associated with monumental masonry, construction stonemasonry, and stonemasons undertaking natural stone fixtures and fittings. Industry also identified the importance of acknowledging stonemasonry specialties (for those who undertake them) in banker masonry and in conservation and preservation.

 

Main changes resulting from the review

 

National Certificate in Stonemasonry [Ref: 0336]

National Certificate in Masonry with strands in Monumental Masonry, Natural Stone Fixtures and Fittings and Banker Masonry [Ref: 1482]

Certificate in Stonemasonry [Ref: OT4984]

replaced by

New Zealand Certificate in Stonemasonry (Level 4) with strands in Monumental Masonry, Construction Stonemasonry, and Natural Stone Fixtures and Fittings, with optional strands in Banker Masonry and Conservation and Preservation [Ref: 2737]

 

           The credit range in current qualifications is 120301; the credit range in the new qualification is 120-220 (160-300 with optional strand(s)).

           The levels of current qualifications are 4-5; the level of the new qualification is 4.

           The current qualifications are comprised of unit standards; the new qualification is comprised of specifications.

 

Review category

C

See Key to Qualification Review Categories at the end of report

 

Transition

 

People currently enrolled in programmes leading towards the award of the National Certificate in Stonemasonry (Level 5) [Ref. 0336] and the National Certificate in Masonry with strands in Monumental Masonry, Natural Stone Fixtures and Fittings, and Banker Masonry (Level 4-5) [Ref. 1482] may either complete the requirements of the said qualifications, or transfer to the replacement qualification. The final date of enrolment for programmes leading to the replaced qualifications is 31 December 2016. The final date for assessment is 31 December 2020.

 

It is not intended that anyone be disadvantaged by this review.  However, anyone who feels they have been disadvantaged can appeal to BCITO at the contact details below.

 

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO)

PO Box 2615

Wellington 6140

Telephone     64 04 381 6430

Email              national.office@bcito.org.nz

Website          http://www.bcito.org.nz/

 

 

Key to the 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