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April 01st, 2019

Wood manufacturing qualification reviews in 2019

Why are these qualifications being reviewed?

Every qualification on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework has a proposed review date. Qualification reviews are part of the lifecycle of a qualification. It is now time to decide whether these qualifications are still fit for purpose or require a review.

What will be achieved during the review?

A review ensures the purpose and graduate profile read clearly and meet the needs of end users. This is also an opportunity for industry to advise us on skills shortages, the strategic direction of industry training for your sector, trends within the sector, and changes in technology for your future workforce.

Where do we begin?

The starting point will be feedback on how much the qualifications are being used as well as their usefulness, and deciding how this relates to the industry needs for the next five-year cycle. Competenz will be soon establish both sector and technical advisory groups to capture that feedback.

Which qualifications will be reviewed?

The below are scheduled for review in 2019:

  • 1967: New Zealand Certificate in Solid Wood Manufacturing (Level 2) with strands in Finger Jointing; Laminating; Pole, Post and Pile; Sawmilling; Timber Drying and Treatment; Timber Grading; Timber Machining; and Wood Pallet Manufacturing
  • 1969: New Zealand Certificate in Solid Wood Manufacturing (Level 3) with strands in Finger Jointing; Pole, Post and Pile; Saw Doctoring; Sawmilling; Timber Drying; Timber Grading and Optimising; Timber Machining; and Timber Treatment
  • 1973: New Zealand Certificate in Solid Wood Manufacturing (Level 4) with strands in Laminating, Timber Drying, Timber Grading, and Timber Treatment
  • 1974: New Zealand Certificate in Timber Machining (Level 4)
  • 2309: New Zealand Certificate in Wood Manufacturing (Level 2) with strands in Foundation Knowledge, Wood Handling and Distribution, and Wood Processing
  • 2310: New Zealand Certificate in Wood Handling and Distribution (Level 3) with strands in Log Yard Operations, Timber Yarding and Despatch, and Wood Fibre Operations
  • 2311: New Zealand Certificate in Finger Jointing (Level 4)
  • 2313: New Zealand Certificate in Saw Doctoring (Level 4)
  • 2405: New Zealand Certificate in Wood Panel Manufacturing (Level 2)
  • 2406: New Zealand Certificate in Wood Panel Manufacturing (Level 3) with strands in Finishing Strand, LVL and Plywood Strand, Overlay Bonding Strand, and Veneer Preparation Strand
  • 2407: New Zealand Certificate in Composite Wood Panel Manufacturing (Level 4)

I need to know more. Who do I contact?

Please email Competenz Product Portfolio Manager Jahn Vannisselroy at j.vannisselroy@competenz.org.nz