FIELD: Engineering and Technology

Change report for the review of Irrigation System New Zealand Qualifications

 

Reviewed qualification

[Ref]

Qualification title

Level

Credits

2555

New Zealand Certificate in Irrigation System Performance Assessment

4

40

2556

New Zealand Certificate in Irrigation System Management

4

40

2557

New Zealand Certificate in Irrigation System Design

5

100

 

Review information

Review completed by

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Reason for the review

Scheduled 5 yearly review

Date replacement qualifications listed

January 2025

Next qualification review date

January 2025

 

Summary of review and consultation process

The qualification review was led by the External Working Group (EWG) comprised of representatives from Primary ITO, Irrigation NZ representing stakeholders from the wider irrigation industry, and Water Strategy NZ, as well as Waterforce Canterbury (by email).

Stakeholders agreed that the current qualifications still meet industry needs.

The qualifications required minor changes to terminology, content was amended or deleted to meet current template requirements, and regulatory requirements were added. The reviewed qualifications were approved and signed off by the EWG in November 2019.

 

Main changes resulting from the review

      All qualifications were updated to the current template.

      Minor changes were incorporated to update terminology and formatting.

      Minor changes were made to graduate profile outcomes (GPOs) for clarity and to meet current technical requirements.

      Conditions relating to the qualification outcomes were removed.

 

Review outcome

[Ref:]

Qualification title

Outcome category

Replacement qualification

2555-1

New Zealand Certificate in Irrigation System Performance Assessment

B

2555-2

2556-1

New Zealand Certificate in Irrigation System Management

B

2556-2

2557-1

New Zealand Certificate in Irrigation System Design

B

2557-2

 

Qualification Review outcome categories

Outcome

Result

Category

Minor changes are identified to the qualification

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

New review date is required.

A

Minor changes are identified to the qualification

New version of the 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

2555-1

New Zealand Certificate in Irrigation System Performance Assessment

N/A

31 December 2022

2556-1

New Zealand Certificate in Irrigation System Management

N/A

31 December 2022

2557-1

New Zealand Certificate in Irrigation System Design

N/A

31 December 2022