FIELD         Society and Culture

 

Review of Recreation and Sport qualifications

 

National Certificate in Sport Officiating (Level 3) [Ref: 1607]

National Certificate in Recreation and Sport Coaching and Instruction with strands in Cycle Skills Instructor, and Developing Coach (Level 3) [Ref: 1626]

 

Skills Active has completed the mandatory review of the qualifications listed above.

 

Replacement qualifications

 

New Zealand Certificate in Sport Officiating (Level 3) [Ref: 3227]

New Zealand Certificate in Sport Coaching (Level 3) [Ref: 3228]

 

New qualifications

 

New Zealand Certificate in Sport Coaching (Level 4) [Ref: 3229]

New Zealand Certificate in Sport Coaching (Level 5) [Ref: 3230]

 

Date new versions published    month 2016

 

The next qualification review is planned to take place by December 2021

 

Summary of review and consultation process

 

During 2012-2015, a mandatory sector review of qualifications in the Recreation, Sport and Fitness sector occurred.  The review encompassed broad consultation with industry and training provider stakeholders to ensure that the new qualifications meet current and future needs.  The review resulted in the recommendation that the national qualifications listed above should be replaced by New Zealand qualifications.  The replacement New Zealand qualifications have now been listed, and the national qualifications will therefore be phased out.

 

Main changes resulting from the review

 

National Certificate in Sport Officiating (Level 3) [Ref: 1607]

replaced by

New Zealand Certificate in Sport Officiating (Level 3) [Ref: 3227]

Review category

C

See Key to Qualification Review Categories at the end of report

 

National Certificate in Recreation and Sport Coaching and Instruction (Level 3) [Ref: 1626]

replaced by

New Zealand Certificate in Sport Coaching (Level 3) [Ref: 3228]

 

Review category

C

See Key to Qualification Review Categories at the end of report

 

Transition

 

The last date for entry into programmes leading to the replaced qualifications is 31 December 2017, when the replaced qualifications will be designated expiring.

 

The last date to meet the requirements of the replaced qualifications will be 31 December 2019 when the qualifications will be discontinued.  From that date no results can be reported against the qualifications.

 

People currently working towards one of the replaced qualifications may either complete the requirements by 31 December 2019 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 Skills Active Aotearoa at the address below:

 

Skills Active Aotearoa

PO Box 2183

Wellington 6140

Phone 04 385 9047

Fax 04 385 7024

info@skillsactive.org.nz

www.skillsactive.org.nz

 

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