Change report for the review of Apiculture New Zealand Qualifications

 

Reviewed qualifications

Ref

Qualification title

Level

Credits

2223

New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3)

3

65

2224

New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 4)

4

60

2225

New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Queen Bee Rearing) (Level 4)

4

45

 

Review information

Review completed by

Primary ITO

Reason for the review

Scheduled 5 yearly review

Date replacement qualifications listed

31 October 2024

Next qualification review date

31 October 2024

 

Summary of review and consultation process

The External Working Group (EWG) comprised key industry personnel who were representative of the industries involved with apiculture, Tertiary Education Organisations with approved programmes, and the Primary ITO Sector Manager.

At the consultation meeting (23 August 2018), the EWG discussed the required sector-specific sections of the qualification under review. They acknowledged that wider consultation would include other relevant staff in their respective organisations.

The members of the EWG at the meeting were well representative of the industries involved with apiculture. Discussion included the changes that had occurred and likely to occur in industry; and how well the qualification was meeting industry need.

It was agreed that since the apiculture industry was heading into their busy season, that consultation should be delayed until the quiet time for beekeeping to ensure that industry personnel had the best opportunity to provide feedback.

The revised qualification was therefore sent out by email for consultation to the wider industry including all members of the Industry Partner Group on 5 July 2019 with a three week turn-around time. Feedback on changes to the qualification was positive and no further changes were required.

The members within the EWG, their roles held within their respective organisations, and the wider consultation provides an appropriate level of feedback to assess stakeholder opinion.

 

Main changes resulting from the review

         Minor changes were made to the graduate outcomes in all three qualifications to clarify intent

         Conditions were removed for all three qualifications as these related to programme content

         Qualification Ref: 2225 had outcome credits increased from 10 to 15 for outcome 1, and from 20 to 30 for outcome 2, to reflect the time taken to achieve the outcomes. This resulted in the total credits for the qualification increasing from 45 to 60.

 

Review outcome

Ref

Qualification title

Outcome category

Replacement qualification

2223-2

New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3)

B

N/A

2224-2

New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 4)

B

N/A

2225-2

New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Queen Bee Rearing) (Level 4)

B

N/A

 

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 by industry

The qualification will expire with no replacement.

D

 

Transition information

Ref

Qualification title

Last date of entry

Last date of assessment

2223-1

New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture

N/A

31 Dec 2022

2224-1

New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture

N/A

31 Dec 2022

2225-1

New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture

N/A

31 Dec 2022