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Change report for the review of Barbering New Zealand Qualifications

Reviewed qualification

Ref

Qualification title

Level

Credits

2114

New Zealand Certificate in Barber Skills

3

120

2115

New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering

4

180

Review information

Review completed by

 

 NZ Hair and Beauty Industry Training Organisation Inc (HITO)

Reason for the review

 

 Qualifications have reached planned review date.

Date replacement qualifications listed

 

  February 2019

Next qualification review date

 

February 2024

 

Summary of review and consultation process

Consultation undertaken with stakeholders confirmed that the difference between the graduates of these two qualifications is unclear.  It was confirmed that there is only one graduate role recognised by industry, i.e. a barber.  Stakeholders agreed that as a result, there should only be one barbering qualification.

The review was informed by discussion at a senior level and by consistency review results.  Nationwide consultation meetings were held with stakeholders, and these confirmed that only one barbering qualification was necessary.

As a result, the New Zealand Certificate in Barber Skills (Level 3) [Ref: 2114] is no longer required.

The review resulted in no significant changes in required skills and knowledge, and subsequently only minor changes to graduate outcomes and purpose for the New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering (Level 4) [Ref: 2115].

 

Main changes resulting from the review

 

New Zealand Certificate in Barber Skills (Level 3) [Ref: 2114]

 

·         The qualification has been reviewed and will not be replaced.

 

New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering (Level 4) [Ref: 2115]

 

·         The graduate profile outcomes (GPOs) were amended to simplify and reflect what a qualified barber is expected to know, do, and be.

·         GPO conditions were amended.

·         Credits were reduced from 180 to 120 to more accurately reflect the time required to meet the graduate outcomes.

·         A new review date was set.

 

Review outcome

Qualification title

Review category

Replacement qualification

New Zealand Certificate in Barber Skills (Level 3) [Ref: 2114]

D

N/A

New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering (Level 4) [Ref: 2115-2]

B

 

Qualification Review categories (KEY)

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

2114-2

New Zealand Certificate in Barber Skills (Level 3)

31 December 2021

31 December 2022

2115-1

New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering (Level 4)

 

Candidates enrolled in programmes leading to version 1 of this qualification must complete by          31 December 2021 or transfer to version 2.

NA

31 December 2021

 

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

 

New Zealand Hair and Beauty Industry Training Organisation Inc.

PO Box 11764

Wellington

 

Telephone       04 499 1180

Email               support@hito.org.nz