FIELD: Society and Culture

Change report for the review of Outdoor Experiences New Zealand Qualifications

 

Reviewed qualifications

[Ref]

Qualification title

Level

Credits

2570-1

New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Experiences (Level 3)

3

40

2571-1

New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Experiences (Level 4)

4

40

 

Review information

Review completed by

Skills Active Aotearoa

Reason for the review

Scheduled 5-year review

Date replacement qualifications listed

February 2020

Next qualification review date

February 2025

 

Summary of review and consultation process

The review and consultation were broken into a number of phases:

         Internal review feedback from consistency events, moderation, staff feedback, and anecdotal feedback;

         Key stakeholder engagement via email and/or face-to-face engagement;

         Open public consultation via the Skills Active website and newsletter lists;

         Stakeholder endorsement of review outcomes via email;

         Internal approval for submission by Senior Management Team (SMT).

Consultation feedback showed an ongoing need for the qualifications with little change as they continued to meet industry needs and expectations.

 

Main changes resulting from the review

For both qualifications:

The language of some Graduate Profile Outcomes (GPOs) were amended to strengthen without changing the intent or outcome.

The qualification award and consistency statements were updated.

Mandatory requirements for programmes have been removed.

The general conditions and other requirements sections were updated to reflect relevant legislation.

A Programme guidance document will be available on Skills Active website.

Review outcome

[Ref:]

Qualification title

Outcome category

Replacement qualification

(if applicable)

2570-1

New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Experiences (Level 3)

B

2570-2

2571-1

New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Experiences (Level 4)

B

2571-2

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

2570-1

New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Experiences (Level 3)

N/A

31/12/2022

2570-1

New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Experiences (Level 4)

N/A

31/12/2022

*only required for outcome category C or D