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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Regulatory Practice (Level 5) with strands in Audit, Inspection, and Investigation
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 5
Credits 60
Subject Area
  • Society and Culture » Justice and Law Enforcement » Justice and Law Enforcement not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide people who work in frontline operational regulatory roles with knowledge and skills transferable across the regulatory sector as well as those relevant to their functional area.
This qualification will benefit local and central government organisations, and organisations that carry out regulatory work on their behalf, by providing people who can operate in roles that carry out audit, inspection, or investigation.
Graduates will be able to operate independently in a broad range of situations within their functional area.
The strands provide people with the knowledge and skills required for different functional areas in the field of regulatory practice.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Perform regulatory activities using a risk-based approach to achieve regulatory outcomes.
- Engage effectively with stakeholders, including regulated persons or the regulated sector, to achieve regulatory outcomes.
- Plan, manage and review regulatory audits or inspections or investigations, to achieve regulatory outcomes.

Graduates of the Audit strand will also be able to:
- Plan, manage and conduct, and evaluate interviews in an audit context.
- Gather and manage evidence and other information using relevant audit practices and techniques, analyse levels of conformance, and recommend or implement interventions that will improve or achieve conformance outcomes in an audit context.
- Monitor conformance levels of audit subjects in response to interventions.

Graduates of the Inspection strand will also be able to:
- Obtain full and detailed information by utilising questioning and other information-gathering techniques relevant to an inspection activity.
- Gather and manage evidence and other information using relevant inspection practices and techniques.
- Analyse the extent of compliance with required standards, and recommend or implement interventions that will improve or achieve compliance in an inspection context.
- Apply specialised technical knowledge and knowledge of legislated standards in an inspection context to achieve regulatory outcomes

Graduates of the Investigation strand will also be able to:
- Plan, manage and conduct, and evaluate interviews in an investigation context.
- Gather and manage evidence and other information, and create and manage investigation files, using relevant investigative practices and techniques.
- Analyse information to arrive at outcomes that are supported by evidence in an investigation context.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Regulatory Practice (Operational Knowledge) (Level 4) [Ref: 2775] and/or the New Zealand Certificate in Regulatory Practice (Operational Practice) (Level 4) [Ref: 2776].
Graduates of the Audit strand of this qualification may progress on to further higher-level study or training in a related field of study.
Graduates of the Inspection strand of this qualification may progress on to further higher-level study or training in a related field of study.
Graduates of the Investigation strand may progress on to the New Zealand Diploma in Regulatory Investigations (Level 6) [Ref: 2778].
Employment pathways
Graduates will be able to work in a range of senior operational regulatory roles in local and central government organisations, and organisations that carry out regulatory work on their behalf.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation The Skills Organisation
Developed By Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2777
Status Current
Created July 2015
Next Review December 2025
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