Business Administration unit standards

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Consultation on reviewed Business Administration unit standards 2020

Open for consultation 13 November – 4 December 2020

NZQA National Qualifications Services (NQS) is consulting on the reviewed suite of Business Administration and Technology unit standards at Levels 3-6 that are aligned to meet the requirements of the NZ Business Administration and Technology qualifications, plus standard 329. 

The review is of the following fifteen (15) unit standards in the Business Administration Services domain:

Subfield

Domain

ID

Business Administration

Business Administration Services

329, 29024 - 29027, 29029 - 29038

 

The major changes proposed include:

  • updating 14 reviewed standards, expiring one standard (29035), and adding two new standards
  • changes to the titles of 29025, 29026, 29029, 29030, 29032, 29033, and 29036 - 29038 to reflect the reviewed qualifications
  • reduction in credits for standards 29026, 29027, 29030 - 29032, 29034, 29036, and an increase in credits for 29037 to reflect the reviewed qualifications
  • amendments to the outcomes and performance criteria to reflect the reviewed qualifications
  • changes to the guidance information in the standards to reflect the new qualification conditions
  • a proposed new level 4 standard to reflect graduate outcome 3 in the qualification
  • a proposed new Level 5 standard which is broader than but embeds the intent of the expiring 29035
  • clarification to the range of 1.2 and 1.3 for standard 329 (five records replaced 10 transactions)

A draft landscape of standards aligned to the reviewed Business administration and technology qualifications (DOCX, 25KB) has been developed, which includes some additional standards outside of the scope of this review.

The qualifications are available at https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/qualifications/business-qualifications/. 

We invite you to consider the reviewed standards and proposed landscape of standards aligned to the reviewed Business Administration and technology qualifications, and provide feedback.

The following table has links to each of the proposed reviewed and new standards, with changes to title, level and/or credits shown in bold and strikethrough.

ID - Unit # Title of unit standard Level Credits
329 v9 draft (DOCX, 31KB)

Process financial information for cash transactions for an organisation

2 3
29024 v2 draft (DOCX, 40KB)

Provide business administration support using business technology

3 15
29025 v2 draft (DOCX, 36KB)

Obtain, communicate, and reproduce business information using business technology

Provide general office services using business technology to support business operational activities

3 15
29026 v2 draft (DOCX, 39KB)

Process data to produce information for business purposes

Process data and perform calculations to produce information for business purposes

3

15

10

29027 v2 draft (DOCX, 39KB)

Produce business documents using software applications

3

15

10

29029 v2 draft (DOCX, 36KB)

Provide administrative services using business technology and systems

Provide administrative services using business applications and technological devices

4 20
29030 v2 draft (DOCX, 39KB)

Produce business information using data processing tools

Process data and perform financial calculations to produce business information

4

20

10

29031 v2 draft (DOCX, 39KB)

Produce business documents using advanced features and functions of software applications

4

20

10

NEW L4 BAT draft (DOCX, 35KB)

Maintain administrative systems and processes and recommend improvements to meet business needs

4 15
29032 v2 draft (DOCX, 33KB)

Manage administrative services

Manage business administration functions, operations and projects

5

25

20

29033 v2 draft (DOCX, 35KB)

Analyse and evaluate administration systems and processes

Manage and evaluate the entity’s administrative systems and processes

5 15
29034 v2 draft (DOCX, 37KB)

Research business technology to support an identified business need

5

10

5

29035 (DOCX, 38KB)

(Expiry proposed)

Manage user support for business technology

5 10
NEW L5 BAT draft (DOCX, 35KB)

Select, apply and support business technologies to enhance an entity’s performance

5 15
29036 v2 draft (DOCX, 38KB)

Evaluate and recommend new business technology to improve performance and productivity for a business entity

Evaluate and recommend new business technology to improve business processes and support the strategic goals of a business entity

6

15

10

29037 v2 draft (DOCX, 39KB)

Lead people to achieve business administration goals

Manage change in business administration and technology contexts to support an entity’s strategic goals

6

20

25

29038 v2 draft (DOCX, 37KB)

Manage and coordinate business administration systems and processes

Plan and manage internal business administration systems, processes and technologies to support an entity’s strategic goals

6 25

Please note: these drafts are for consultation purposes only.  No assessment can occur against these standards until the finalised versions are published.

Feedback

Please send feedback on any aspect of the reviewed standards to nqs@nzqa.govt.nz by Friday 4 December 2020.  Thank you in advance for your help. We look forward to hearing from you.

Background

A review panel convened three times between September and November 2020 to:

Resources and links

Completed reviews

2019 – Review of Business Administration unit standards

Details of this 2019 review are available in the February 2020 Review of Business Administration unit standards change report.

This review was of 54 Business Administration unit standards at Levels 1 to 6, excluding unit standards 29024 – 29027; 29029 - 29038.  These standards, that were developed specifically for the New Zealand Business Administration and Technology qualifications in May 2016, are being reviewed in 2020 following the 2019-20 review of the business qualifications.

Two of the four domains will also be expiring 31 December 2022 - Business Information Management (BIM), Text and Information Management – Generic (TIM).

An email support network received progress updates on the approach and proposed changes following the review panel meetings, and provided feedback on the proposed changes as the review progressed. 

2015 – Revision and rollover of Business Administration unit standards

Details are available in the April 2015 revision and rollover of Business Administration unit standards change report.

The standards were revised and rolled over to maintain their currency, pending their review as part of the comprehensive review of Business unit standards following the listing of the new Business qualifications developed by the mandatory review.

Contact

For more information and/or comments regarding these unit standards, please email: nqs@nzqa.govt.nz

 

 
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