Field          Community and Social Services


Republication of Recreation and Sport qualifications


Republished 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 [Ref: 1626]

National Certificate in Recreation and Sport (Level 3) [Ref: 1711]

National Certificate in Recreation and Sport (Level 4) [Ref: 1712]


Replacement qualifications

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

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


Skills Active Aotearoa Ltd. has republished the qualifications listed above.


Date new versions published                                                          September 2017



Reason for the republication


The national qualifications were set to expiring during 2016 as part of the Targeted Review of Qualifications (TRoQ) for the Recreation and Sport sector.  The qualifications were either directly replaced or had recommended alternative qualifications listed.


The national qualifications required an extension to the last date for entry into programmes leading to them in order allow for the new programmes of industry new qualifications to be finalised and made available for delivery.


The last date for assessments to take place for the national qualifications was not extended and remains at 31 December 2019.


Main changes resulting from the republication


The change to transition information was also updated on the New Zealand qualifications that replaced the National qualifications. Qualifications National Certificate in Recreation and Sport (Level 3) [Ref: 1711] and National Certificate in Recreation and Sport (Level 4) [Ref: 1712] have not been replaced.


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


Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

PO Box 2183

Wellington 6140


Telephone              04 385 9047