Review of Tissue converting qualifications


New Zealand Certificate in Tissue Converting (Level 2) [Ref: 1866]

New Zealand Certificate in Tissue Converting (Level 3) [Ref: 1867]

New Zealand Certificate in Tissue Converting (Level 4) [Ref: 1868]


Competenz has reviewed the qualifications listed above.


Date new versions published                                                          October 2017


The next qualification review is planned to take place during 2022.


Summary of review and consultation process


These qualifications have reached their 5-year mandatory review date.


All companies in the sector were approached for comment. No concerns were raised about the content of the current qualifications which are seen to be working well. There is only one company actively engaged with training against these qualifications and they strongly support continuation of the current structure.


Main changes resulting from the review


·         The qualifications were moved into the current qualification template.

·         Graduate profile outcome statements were updated for clarity, without changing the outcome intent or credit values.

·         The name of the Standard Setting Body has been updated and a new review date set.


Review category


See Key to Qualification Review Categories at the end of report




The last date of assessment for programmes leading to version 1 of these qualifications is 31 December 2019.  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 Competenz at the address below.

Appeals will be considered on a case- by-case basis.



PO Box 9005  


Auckland 1149.


Telephone     0800 526 1800



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