CMR for Competenz – Forest Management Advisory Group [Ref: 0072]

CMR for Forestry, Biosecurity and Wood Related Manufacturing and Processing [Ref: 0173]


Review of Competenz CMRs


Competenz has completed the review of the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMRs) above.


Date new version published                                                             April 2016


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


Summary of review


Over the last few years, Competenz has been involved in several mergers with other Industry Training Organisations (ITOs), which has resulted in an increased number of Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) documents internally.


The two CMR documents in this review had more commonalities than differences, so it was decided to request a review to align requirements.  CMR 0173 was selected as the ‘master’ CMR, incorporating the consent and moderation requirements for the Forestry and Biosecurity subfields.  All standards covered by CMR 0072 were moved to CMR 0173 in December 2015.  The status of CMR 0072 has been changed to discontinued.


The wood-related manufacturing standards from CMR 0173 will be moved to CMR 0013 when they are next reviewed or revised, to bring all of the Manufacturing standards together under the same CMR.  


Compliance with new requirements


Requirements for consent to assess will apply with effect from April 2016.


Moderation system requirements will apply with effect from April 2016.


Organisations with consent to assess will be expected to be able to demonstrate compliance with the CMR from October 2016 onwards.


Competenz will communicate changes in a timely fashion and work with any organisation that needs more lead time to accommodate any change required.  Competenz will discuss possible solutions with those providers that have staff without standard 4098, but who have other teaching qualifications and positive moderation results.


Main changes


CMR for Forestry, Biosecurity, and Wood Related Manufacturing and Processing [Ref: 0173]

CMR for Competenz – Forestry Management Advisory Group [Ref: 0072] version 1


CMR for Forestry and Biosecurity [Ref: 0173]


Requirements for Consent to Assess (RCA)


Competenz has worked hard to retain the core requirements, which were very closely aligned across both CMRs, to ensure the least amount of change possible for both industry groups.

The main change is the requirement for teaching/assessing staff to hold standard 4098, and it will be communicated to the current providers that this is now a requirement and not a recommendation.


Standard Setting Body involvement in process for granting consent to assess

·                Terminology has been updated, but the intent remains the same.


Industry or sector-specific requirements for consent to assess

·                Criterion 3 was changed to include the requirement for teaching/assessing staff to hold 4098 at a minimum.  In previous CMR documents, this has been listed as a recommendation.

·                All other criteria were changed to update terminology, but the intent of each remains the same.


Moderation Requirements (MR)


There are significant moderation changes for the Forestry Management standards moving from a panel to focus on moderation submissions. This is to bring the Moderation system in line with, not only the majority of industries for which Competenz is the Standard Setting Body (SSB) for, but the rest of the Forestry industry as well.



·                The fees schedule has been included, in line with NZQA recommendations, and will now also be available to view on the Competenz website, ensuring all industries are getting the same information.