FIELD                  Law and Security


Review of Cadet Forces qualification


National Certificate in Cadet Forces (Foundation Skills) (Level 2) [Ref: 1374]


The Skills Organisation has completed the review of the qualification listed above.


Date new version published                                                                 July 2018


Summary of review and consultation process


The above qualification was reviewed as part of the Sports, Fitness and Recreation targeted review of qualifications conducted by Skills Active Aotearoa.  It was determined with the Cadet Forces Sector and Skills Active Aotearoa that a replacement qualification at level 2 for Cadet Forces was not required and that learners would complete a series of unit standards rather than a full qualification.


Learners who wish to pathway into a full qualification will be able to do this through the New Zealand qualifications developed for the Outdoor Recreation sector.


Main Changes resulting from the review


National Certificate in Cadet Forces (Foundation Skills) (Level 2) [Ref: 1374]


This qualification has been designated as expiring with no direct replacement.


Review category


See Key to Qualification Review Categories at the end of report




To enable currently enrolled learners to complete this qualification, an exemption has been added to expired unit standard 6915.  Learners will now be able to complete its replacement, unit standard 26542.


The last date for entry into programmes leading to the replaced qualifications is 31 December 2018.  The last date for assessment is 31 December 2020.


It is the intention of The Skills Organisation that no existing trainee should be disadvantaged by these transition arrangements.  Any person who considers they have been disadvantaged may appeal to:


The Skills Organisation


PO Box 24469

Royal Oak

Auckland 1345



09 525 2590




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