Change report for the review of Wool Harvesting New Zealand Qualifications

 

Reviewed qualifications

Ref

Qualification title

Level

Credits

2391

New Zealand Certificate in Wool Harvesting (Level 2) with strands in Crutching, Wool Handling, and Crutching and Shearing

2

40-75

2393

New Zealand Certificate in Wool Pressing (Level 3)

3

45

2400

New Zealand Certificate in Shearing (Blade/Crossbred/Fine) (Level 3)

3

110

2401

New Zealand Certificate in Shearing (Blade/Crossbred/Fine) (Level 4)

4

130

2402

New Zealand Certificate in Crossbred Wool Handling (Level 3) with optional strand in Fine Wool

3

60-105

2403

New Zealand Certificate in Wool Handling (Level 4)

4

70

2425

New Zealand Diploma in Wool Technology (Level 5) with optional strand in Shed Classing

5

120

 

Review information

Review completed by

Primary ITO

Reason for the review

Scheduled 5 year review

Date replacement qualifications listed

December 2019

Next qualification review date

December 2024

 

Summary of review and consultation process

The review of seven Wool qualifications from Level 2 to 5 commenced in February 2019.

Expressions of interest were sought in February 2019 from Industry stakeholders who had an interest in the sector that represented wool harvesting.

An External Working Group (EWG) was formed to review the qualifications. EWG members had the responsibility of contributing their expertise to qualification updates as well as liaising with their networks on findings over the duration of the review.

Agreement of qualification content was reached; stakeholder attestation was affirmed, and the final drafts were sent out via survey for wider stakeholder consultation in August 2019.

The qualification was updated from feedback with the wider stakeholder consultation process. The EWG signed off on the final versions in August 2019.

 

Main changes resulting from the review

      All existing qualifications were replaced by three new qualifications (see below), this was primarily to allow for a reduction in credit value and to realign content to better reflect the skills required for shearing.

 

Review outcome

Ref

Qualification title

Outcome category

Replacement qualification

2391

 

 

2400

 

2401

New Zealand Certificate in Wool Harvesting (Level 2) with strands in Crutching, Wool Handling, and Crutching and Shearing

New Zealand Certificate in Shearing (Blade/Crossbred/Fine) (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Shearing (Blade/Crossbred/Fine) (Level 4)

C

 

 

C

 

C

New Zealand Certificate in Wool Harvesting (Level 3) with strands in Strong Wool Shearing, and Fine and Mid Micron Wool Shearing [Ref: 4153-1]

2391

 

 

2393

2402

New Zealand Certificate in Wool Harvesting (Level 2) with strands in Crutching, Wool Handling, and Crutching and Shearing

New Zealand Certificate in Wool Pressing (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Crossbred Wool Handling (Level 3) with optional strand in Fine Wool

C

 

 

C

C

New Zealand Certificate in Woolshed Skills (Level 3) with strands in Wool Handling, and Wool Pressing [Ref 4112-1]

2403

2425

New Zealand Certificate in Wool Handling (Level 4)

New Zealand Diploma in Wool Technology (Level 5) with optional strand in Shed Classing

C

C

New Zealand Certificate in Wool Technology and Classing (Level 4) [Ref: 4113-1]

 

Qualification Review outcome categories

Outcome

Result

Category

No changes are identified to the qualification

Qualification version number and NZQF ID remain the same.

New review date is required.

A

Minor changes are identified to the qualification

New version of qualification is required (NZQF ID remains the same).

New review date is required.

B

Significant changes are required to the qualification

New replacement qualification is required with a new NZQF ID.

The existing qualification will expire.

C

The qualification is no longer required be industry

The qualification will expire with no replacement.

D

 

Transition information

Ref

Qualification title

Last date of entry

Last date of assessment

2391-2

New Zealand Certificate in Wool Harvesting (Level 2) with strands in Crutching, Wool Handling, and Crutching and Shearing

31/12/2021

31/12/2023

2393-2

New Zealand Certificate in Wool Pressing (Level 3)

31/12/2021

31/12/2023

2400-2

New Zealand Certificate in Shearing (Blade/Crossbred/Fine) (Level 3)

31/12/2021

31/12/2023

2402-2

New Zealand Certificate in Crossbred Wool Handling (Level 3) with optional strand in Fine Wool

31/12/2021

31/12/2023

2401-2

New Zealand Certificate in Shearing (Blade/Crossbred/Fine) (Level 4)

31/12/2021

31/12/2023

2403-2

New Zealand Certificate in Wool Handling (Level 4)

31/12/2021

31/12/2023

2425-2

New Zealand Diploma in Wool Technology (Level 5) with optional strand in Shed Classing

31/12/2021

31/12/2023

 

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

Primary ITO

PO Box 10383

The Terrace

Wellington 6143

Email: standards@primaryito.ac.nz