Level 4

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NZQF NQ Ref
0107
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4
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National Certificate in Telecommunications (Planning and Design)
(Level 4) with strands in Computer, Electronics, Mechanical, and Radio
Level
4
Credits
81
This qualification is expiring. The last date to meet the requirements is 31 December
2012.
Purpose
This qualification recognises advanced planning and design skills in telecommunications.
The emphasis is on advanced practical and technical expertise in the fields of computer,
electronics, mechanical and/or radio skills associated with the planning and design of
telecommunications networks.
Holders of the qualification are able to:
• Identify customer requirements.
• Anticipate technology upgrades, and project capability demands on networks.
• Prepare business cases.
• Identify all specific requirements, and present the plan to gain approval.
• Negotiate with other stockholders to engender support.
• Evaluate the approved resources.
Special Notes
Assessment of recognition for current competency may be conducted by an assessor
appointed by the ElectroTechnology Industry Training Organisation or an accredited
provider. Application for recognition of current competency supported by appropriate
documentation may be directed to the ElectroTechnology Industry Training Organisation.
Credit Range
Level 2 credits
Level 3 credits
Level 4 credits
Level 5 credits
Level 6 credits
Level 7 credits
Minimum totals
Core Compulsory
12
13
8
20
6
59
Core Elective
0-11
0-8
0-16
0-8
16
Level 4 credits
Computer
Strand
6
Mechanical
Strand
6
ElectroTechnology Industry Training Organisation
SSB Code 100401
Electronics
Strand
6
Radio
Strand
6
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Requirements for Award of Qualification
Award of NZQF National Qualifications
Credit gained for a standard may be used only once to meet the requirements of this qualification.
Unit standards and achievement standards that are equivalent in outcome are mutually exclusive for the
purpose of award. The table of mutually exclusive standards is provided on the New Zealand Qualifications
Authority (NZQA) website: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/standards/standards-exclusionlist/.
Reviewed standards that continue to recognise the same overall outcome are registered as new versions
and retain their identification number (ID). Any version of a standard with the same ID may be used to meet
qualification requirements that list the ID and/or that specify the past or current classification of the standard.
Summary of Requirements
• Core Compulsory standards
• Core Elective – A minimum of 16 credits as specified
One of the following strands is required
• Computer Strand
• Electronics Strand
• Mechanical Strand
• Radio Strand
Detailed Requirements
Core Compulsory
The following standards are required
Business > Business Administration > Business Information Processing
ID
Title
Level
103
Use data entry skills to input computer data
2
Computing and Information Technology > Computing > Generic Computing
ID
Title
Level
2780
2785
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of a personal
2
computer system
Create a computer spreadsheet to provide a solution for 3
organisation use
Credit
3
Credit
9
5
Engineering and Technology > Telecommunications > Telecommunications - Management
and Operational Support
ID
Title
Level
Credit
4956
Obtain financial, physical, and human resources for
telecommunications projects, and programmes
ElectroTechnology Industry Training Organisation
SSB Code 100401
6
6
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ID
Title
Level
Credit
4967
Share information to solve problems and make
decisions for telecommunications operations
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
for telecommunications operations
Maintain and enhance professional and technical
knowledge in the telecommunications industry
Assist telecommunications organisations to improve
their overall efficiency and effectiveness
Review effectiveness of and make changes to
operational strategies in telecommunications operations
4
4
3
4
4
4
3
4
6
4
4968
4970
4981
4992
Engineering and Technology > Telecommunications > Telecommunications - Service
Delivery
ID
Title
Level
Credit
4938
4939
Identify and forecast future capability requirements and
demands on telecommunication networks
Define and specify planned change to
telecommunications network, system, or application
7
6
6
10
Core Elective
A minimum of 16 credits
• Of which a minimum of 8 credits at Level 4 or above
Computing and Information Technology > Computing > Generic Computing
ID
Title
Level
2789
Produce desktop published documents for organisation
use
3
Credit
5
Engineering and Technology > Telecommunications > Telecommunications - Management
and Operational Support
ID
Title
Level
Credit
4950
4966
4989
Manage and control telecommunications departmental
budgets
Seek, evaluate, and organise telecommunications
information for action
Develop and review strategic objectives and business
goals for telecommunications operations
6
4
3
6
6
4
Engineering and Technology > Telecommunications > Telecommunications Organisational Operation and Control
ID
Title
Level
4897
Plan and allocate work to individuals and teams in
telecommunications operations
ElectroTechnology Industry Training Organisation
SSB Code 100401
4
Credit
4
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ID
Title
Level
Credit
4898
Develop teams and individual team members to
enhance performance in telecommunications
operations
Assess an individual's performance and competence
and give feedback in telecommunications operations
Plan, manage, and review small to medium sized
telecommunications projects
Plan and lead meetings to solve problems and make
decisions for telecommunications operations
5
4
5
6
5
6
4
4
4899
4993
4994
Computer Strand
The following standard is required
Engineering and Technology > Telecommunications > Telecommunications Organisational Operation and Control
ID
Title
Level
4902
Provide technical computer telecommunications
product and service assistance
4
Credit
6
Electronics Strand
The following standard is required
Engineering and Technology > Telecommunications > Telecommunications Organisational Operation and Control
ID
Title
Level
4901
Provide technical electronic telecommunications
product and service assistance
4
Credit
6
Mechanical Strand
The following standard is required
Engineering and Technology > Telecommunications > Telecommunications - Service
Delivery
ID
Title
Level
Credit
4946
Implement repair procedures to mechanical
telecommunications products and services
4
6
Radio Strand
The following standard is required
Engineering and Technology > Telecommunications > Telecommunications Organisational Operation and Control
ID
Title
Level
4980
Provide technical radio telecommunications product
and service assistance
ElectroTechnology Industry Training Organisation
SSB Code 100401
4
Credit
6
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Transition Arrangements
Version 4
Version 4 was issued to indicate that this qualification is expiring.
For detailed information see Review Summaries on the NZQA website.
Previous versions of the qualification
Version 3 was issued following a revision as the qualification had not been used
sufficiently to inform a review. Standard titles and levels, and qualification format were
updated.
Changes to structure and content
• The credit value of standard 2780 was increased to 9.
• The credit value of standard 4993 was increased to 6.
• Standard 4903 was replaced by substitute 4946 in the Mechanical Strand.
• The credit value of the qualification was changed from 78 to 81.
• The level of the qualification was added to the title.
This qualification contains standards that replace earlier standards. For the purposes of
this qualification, people who have gained credit for the expiring standards are exempt
from the requirement to gain credit for the replacement standards – see table below.
Credit for
Exempt from
4903
4946
People currently enrolled in programmes leading to the award of an earlier version of this
qualification may either complete that version or transfer to this version.
It is not intended that anyone be disadvantaged by this revision. However, anyone who
feels they have been disadvantaged may appeal to ElectroTechnology Industry Training
Organisation (see details below).
Version 2 was issued to take account of changes to fields, subfields, domains, titles, level
and credits of reviewed standards.
NZQF National Qualification Registration Information
Process
Registration
Revision
Revision
Review
Version
1
2
3
4
Date
May 1996
September 1998
May 2008
February 2011
ElectroTechnology Industry Training Organisation
SSB Code 100401
Last Date for Assessment
December 2009
December 2009
December 2012
December 2012
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Standard Setting Body
ElectroTechnology Industry Training Organisation
FREEPOST 5164
PO Box 24469
Royal Oak
Auckland 1345
Telephone
Email
09 525 2590
[email protected]
Other standard setting bodies whose standards are included in the
qualification
NZQA
Certification
This certificate will display the logos of NZQA, the ElectroTechnology Industry Training
Organisation and the organisation that has been granted consent to assess against
standards that meet the requirements of the qualification (accredited).
Classification
This qualification is classified according to the classification system listed on the Directory
of Assessment Standards (DAS) and the New Zealand Standard Classification of
Education (NZSCED) system as specified below.
DAS Classification
NZSCED
Code
Description
Code
Description
215
Engineering and Technology >
Telecommunications
031307
Engineering and Related
Technologies > Electrical and
Electronic Engineering and
Technology > Communications
Technologies
Quality Management Systems
Providers and Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess by a recognised Quality
Assurance Body before they can register credits from assessment against standards. Accredited providers
and Industry Training Organisations assessing against standards must engage with the moderation system
that applies to those standards. Accreditation requirements and the moderation system are outlined in the
associated Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) for each standard.
ElectroTechnology Industry Training Organisation
SSB Code 100401
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