BCITO initiates major carpentry qualifi cation review

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The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) oversees industry qualifications that are developed by industry representatives to meet industry needs. An important part of this process is the periodic review of national qualifications in consultation with industry stakeholders. 

This year the BCITO is commencing a review of the National Certifi cate in Carpentry qualifi cation. 

That means the BCITO will be appraising all aspects of the qualification including: 

• The relevance of the National Certificate in Carpentry to industry, and whether there are areas that need to be added to or removed from the qualification, 

• Unit standards — the content and fit as part of the overall qualification, 

• Learning resources — the Box of Books, and 

• Assessor assessment tools — the model answers and assessment guides In the initial review process the BCITO will hold industry consultation forums to ensure stakeholders have the opportunity to provide input. 

The BCITO invites employers, assessors, apprentices, accredited providers, trade and professional associations, regulatory agencies and Standard setters involved in the carpentry sector to get involved in the consultation process and attend the forums. 

The industry’s views and feedback are important to ensure the qualification meets its needs. The forums will be held across the country during August and September. 

To register your interest to attend, contact Dorothy Walker at the BCITO national office, phone 04 381 6430 or e-mail national.office@bcito.org.nz.

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