FIELD                 Engineering and Technology


Revision of Drilling Industry qualification


New Zealand Certificate in Drilling (Level 4) [Ref: 2622]


MITO has completed the revision of the qualification above.


Date qualification version published                                             January 2017


The next qualification review is planned to take place during 2019.


Summary of review and consultation process


In consultation with stakeholders, MITO has revised the above qualification to better reflect the learning, training, and assessment time taken to achieve graduate outcomes. 


Main changes resulting from the review


Changes to structure and content

·      The total qualification credits have decreased from 170 credits to 135 credits.

·      The indicative credits for Graduate Profile Outcomes 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 have been decreased and the indicative credits for Graduate Profile Outcome 9 has been increased.




The last date of assessment for version 1 of this qualification is 31 December 2020.


People currently working towards version 1 of this qualification must complete its requirements or transfer to a programme of study or industry training leading to version 2 of the qualification by 31 December 2020.


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


MITO New Zealand Inc. 

Level 10, 79 Boulcott Street

Wellington 6143


Telephone        0800 88 21 21

Facsimile          04 494 0006