In­dus­try qual­i­fi­ca­tions un­der re­view – have your say

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Com­pe­tenz is re­view­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing-based qual­i­fi­ca­tions to de­velop a sim­pler, more rel­e­vant suite of qual­i­fi­ca­tions that makes it eas­ier for peo­ple to grow their skills, ca­reers and busi­nesses in the man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try.

The re­view is known as a ‘tar­geted re­view of qual­i­fi­ca­tions’ or TRoQ. Qual­i­fi­ca­tion un­der re­view are: Na­tional Cer­tifi­cate in Man­u­fac­tur­ing (Core Skills) (Level 2) Na­tional Cer­tifi­cate in Man­u­fac­tur­ing (Metal and Re­lated Prod­ucts) (Level 2) Na­tional Cer­tifi­cate in Man­u­fac­tur­ing (Metal and Re­lated Prod­ucts) (Level 3) Na­tional Cer­tifi­cate in Steel Man­u­fac­tur­ing with strands in Elec­tric Arc Fur­nace (EAF) and Oxy­gen Bo­den­blas­ten Max­hutte Process (OBM) (Level 3) Na­tional Cer­tifi­cate in Man­u­fac­tur­ing (Met­a­land Re­lated Prod­ucts) (Level 4) Diploma in Man­u­fac­tur­ing (Level 5) Fol­low­ing the re­view, th­ese qual­i­fi­ca­tions will be re­duced into a new suite of ‘New Zealand Cer­tifi­cates’.

The in­dus­try gov­er­nance group has de­vel­oped the qual­i­fi­ca­tions needed and is to ap­ply to the New Zealand Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Au­thor­ity (NZQA) for ap­proval to list them.

First though, a tech­ni­cal ad­vi­sory group will meet to work through the unit stan­dards that lead to the qual­i­fi­ca­tions and con­firm that all con­tent is cor­rect.

The draft qual­i­fi­ca­tions will then be sent out to the man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try for wider con­sul­ta­tion be­fore be­ing sub­mit­ted. It is ex­pected the new qual­i­fi­ca­tions will be ready to launch in quar­ter one of 2015.

If you’d like to have your say on the fu­ture of New Zealand’s man­u­fac­tur­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions, visit troq.com­pe­tenz. org.nz.

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