Field Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

 

Review of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries qualifications

 

New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2) [Ref: 2218]

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure) (Level 3) [Ref: 2215]

 

The Primary ITO has completed a review of the qualifications listed above.

 

Republished qualification

 

New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2) with an optional strand in Self-Management and Employment Skills [Ref: 2218]

New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3) with optional strands in Specialist Equipment, and Infrastructure [Ref: 2215]

 

Date new version published August 2018

 

The next qualification review is planned to take place in August 2023.

 

Summary of review and consultation process

The review of these qualifications in the Primary sector occurred in 2018. The review encompassed consultation with industry and training provider stakeholders to ensure that the reviewed qualifications meet current and future needs. The review resulted in the recommendation that optional strands be included to provide more flexibility in meeting the training requirements within the Primary sector.

 

Main changes resulting from the review

New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2) [Ref: 2218-1]

re-versioned as

New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2) with an optional strand in Self-Management and Employment Skills [Ref: 2218-2]

 

Review category

B

See Key to Qualification Review Categories at the end of report

 

The main changes include:

         Addition of an optional strand

         Change in qualification title to reflect the proposed addition of an optional strand

         Revised graduate profile outcome (GPO) statements to make qualification more available to a range of careers in the primary sector

         Change in credit value from 40 to 40 60 (with optional strand).

and

 

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure) (Level 3) [Ref: 2215-1]

re-versioned as

New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3) with optional strands in Specialist Equipment, and Infrastructure [Ref: 2215-2]

 

Review category

B

See Key to Qualification Review Categories at the end of report

 

The main changes include:

 

         Addition of optional strands

         Change in qualification title to reflect the proposed addition of optional strands

         Addition of a core graduate outcome

         Change in credit value from 45 to 40 60 (with optional strands).

 

Transition information

 

The last date for entry into programmes leading to Version 1 of these qualifications is 31 December 2020.

 

The last date of assessment for Version 1 of these qualifications is 31 December 2021.

 

It is anticipated that no existing learners will be disadvantaged by these transition arrangements. However, anyone who feels that they have been disadvantaged may appeal to Primary Industry Training Organisation at the address below:

 

Primary ITO

PO Box 10383

The Terrace, Wellington 6143

Email standards@primaryito.ac.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