Field                   Engineering and Technology


Review of Electricity Supply qualification


National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Line Mechanic Distribution) (Level 4) [Ref: 0874]


The Infrastructure Industry Training Organisation has completed the review of the qualification above.


Date new version published                                                             June 2017



Main changes resulting from the review






The last date for entry into programmes leading to this qualification has passed.

No new enrolments can be accepted.


All existing trainees must complete this qualification by the 31 December 2017 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 ITO at the address below.  


Appeals will be considered on a case by case basis.


For further information contact:


Infrastructure ITO

PO Box 2759

Wellington 6140


Telephone       04 499 9144

Fax                   04 499 9145



Key to 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