ITF009: TEO to ensure industry training programmes meet certain criteria

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Condition

The TEO must ensure that a programme in which an industry trainee or apprentice is enrolled:

a)  is, and continues to be one of the following:

i.  a National or New Zealand Certificate that:

A. has at least 40 credits; and

B. leads to a certificate generally up to level 4 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF); or  

ii.  a National or New Zealand Diploma; or

iii.  a Limited Credit Programme that:

A. is designed to encourage entry into a full qualification; and

B. has a minimum of 20 credits and a maximum of 70 credits; and

C. is composed of unit standards drawn from a programme that leads to a qualification for which the TEO has TEC funding approval; and

D. meets the minimum limits for progression from the programme to the completion of full qualifications specified by the TEC; or

E. meets any other criteria as specified by TEC; or

iv. a Supplementary Credit Programme that:

A. is designed to provide post-qualification skill development; and

B. has a minimum of 20 credits and a maximum of 70 credits; and

C. is composed of unit standards drawn from a programme that leads to a qualification for which the TEO has TEC funding approval; or

v. a TEC-approved New Zealand Apprenticeship programme that is either:

A. a qualification at level 4 on the NZQF that has a minimum of 120 credits; or

B.  multiple qualifications that together have at least 120 credits, provided those qualifications are at level 3 and 4 on the NZQF, and at least 60 credits are at level 4 on the NZQF; and

b)  continues to include a majority of on-job training; and

c)  continues to meet any quality assurance requirements of New Zealand Qualifications Authority; and

d)  if the programme leads to a qualification at level 1, 2, or 3 on the NZQF, includes embedded literacy and numeracy; and

e)  does not include learning that can be defined as:

i.  a qualification or programme designed primarily to equip a participant with the skills and knowledge he or she needs to carry out a given task or function in a manner that complies with a specific health and safety or regulatory compliance requirement; or

ii.  learning that displaces the responsibility of employers to provide training necessary to mitigate health and safety, and legal risks; and

f) is not a qualification that:

i. contains health and safety and regulatory compliance learning; and

ii. for which it is likely that most enrolments will lead only to the completion of the health and safety or regulatory compliance components, rather than the whole qualification.

 

  • Last changed: 9 February 2016
  • Last verified: 9 February 2016