FIELD                 Planning and Construction


Review of Construction Trades qualifications


National Certificate in Flooring (Level 4) with strands in Carpet Installation, Fine Sand and Finishes, Flooring Planning and Design, Resilient Flooring Installation, Substrate Preparation, Timber Overlay Installation, and Resin Flooring Application [Ref: 0756]

National Certificate in Flooring (Introductory) [Ref:1126]

National Certificate in Flooring (Trade Supply) (Level 3) [Ref: 1756]


The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation has completed the review of the qualifications listed above.


Date new versions published                                                                     November 2019


These qualifications have been reviewed. The last date for assessment is 31 December 2021.




These qualifications were reviewed to assign a last date of entry and assessment to signal that they will be expired as a result of the Targeted review of Qualifications (TRoQ).



Main changes resulting from the review


The qualifications were assigned a last date for entry of 31 December 2020 and a last date for assessment of 31 December 2021. All trainees must complete the requirements by this date or transfer to a replacement New Zealand qualification.


Review category


See Key to Qualification Review Categories at the end of report




The last date for entry into programmes leading to the qualifications is 31 December 2020. The last date for assessment is 31 December 2021, when the qualifications will be discontinued.


It is not intended that anyone be disadvantaged by this review. However, anyone who feels they have been disadvantaged can appeal to BCITO at the contact details below:


Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO)

PO Box 2615

Wellington 6140


Telephone      64 04 381 6430






Key to the 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 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