Review of Human Services qualification


National Diploma in Human Services [Ref: 0929]


Careerforce, the Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation Ltd (CSSITO), has reviewed the qualification listed above.


Date report published                                                                        May 2015


Summary of the review and consultation process


No results have been registered for the qualification since 2008.


The qualification can no longer be completed as it contains unit standards that have expired: 1831, 16163, 16185, and 16873.


Main changes


·      The qualification listed above has been designated expiring without replacement.


National Diploma in Human Services [Ref: 0929]


Review category


See Key to Qualification Review Categories at the end of report




The qualification will be designated expiring upon registration – no enrolments will be allowed on this qualification and the last date for assessments to take place is 31 December 2015.


It is not anticipated that these transition arrangements will disadvantage any candidates. However, anyone who feels disadvantaged should contact the standard setter at the address below:



PO Box 2637

Wellington 6140


Telephone     03 371 9295 or 0800 277 486

Facsimile       03 371 9285




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