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Moderators Rulings

ServiceIQ will readily apply a Moderators Ruling in the event that a unit standard contains a small error, such as an incorrect evidence requirement, or if technical aspects of the unit standard are out of date.

A Moderators Ruling is an interim measure to be applied until such time as the unit standard in question is reviewed in full. If you are writing an assessment and find an error in the unit standard, then ServiceIQ recommends reviewing the list below in the first instance before contacting our Quality Assurance team.

If you have any questions on this process, or wish to bring an error to our attention, please email us at Quality@ServiceIQ.org.nz  


Qualifications

National Diploma in Aeronautical Maintenance Certification
Issue:

Change over to New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Maintenance Certification

Ruling:

The trainee does not need to be certifying maintenance to earn the diploma. The Diploma will be issued once all units are complete and the CAA has confirmed a current licence number. Last date for assessment of National Certificate is December, 2020.

Unit Standards

US 23475 v3 Demonstrate aerodrome and/or area flight information services for air traffic services on site. Level 6 (75 Credits)
Issue:

Entry Information – Unit standard 28043 v1 is not obtainable before completing 23475 v3, it has been incorrectly added to the entry information. When a revision is completed in the near future, unit standard 28043 v1 will be replaced with 28049 v1 as an entry requirement.

Ruling:

This ruling allows for unit standard 28043 v1 to be excluded from the entry requirements, until unit standard 23475 v3 is reviewed. All other entry requirements will remain in place.

US 22340 v3 Manage a food and/or beverage operation in a commercial hospitality environment
Issue:

ER 3.2 contains a very difficult 'hard range' requiring over a dozen individual items to be evidenced. This Range makes it impossible for Trainees to complete this Unit Standard, as it is unlikely that the trainee will gain exposure to the full list.

Ruling:

This ruling allows for the Range for ER 3.2 to be read as 'may include, but are not limited to'. (Please note: with a 'may include' range, it is however expected that at least 6-7 items are covered, either from the range or in addition to).

US 28034 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of non-complex aircraft alternating current (AC) electrical systems
Issue:

Outcome 1: The Range requires – among other things, series, parallel and series-parallel connections. Series and parallel pose no problems individually, but it’s the combination that is problematic.

‘Series-parallel connections’ is beyond the capabilities of level 3 Trainees, as the combination of series and parallel as a combination is very complex.

Ruling:

The Range requirement for ‘series-parallel connections’ is thus waived. This Ruling will remain in effect until the Unit Standard is Reviewed in December 2018.

US 3907 v5 Carry out aircraft ground handling
Issue:

The issue is around the wording for ER 3.3. The wording in the new version is still the same. All previous versions, including version 4, expire on 31 December 2016.

Ruling:

(ER 3.3) If a control tower is not operational at the airfield/airport being used for assessment purposes, this component may then be omitted. The moderators ruling is still current with version 5. Version 5 has no set expiry date.

US 3918 v5 Maintain aircraft air conditioning and pressurisation systems
Issue:

There needs to be provision for candidates working on non-pressurised aircraft.

Ruling:

Previously, candidates working in non-pressurised aircrafts were excluded from achieving this standard. The moderators ruling allows candidates to achieve the standard in non-pressurised aircrafts. The moderators ruling is still current. Version 5 has no set expiry date.

US 4074 v5 Visually inspect aircraft metal and composite structures
Issue:

There is an issue with the requirements to inspect after three abnormal occurrences. Aircraft rarely experience 3 abnormal occurrences in order to meet the criteria. This standard is expiring.

Ruling:

All versions will expire in 2018. All versions are still current and the moderators ruling still applies until expiry 2018.

US 9246 Process information needed by visitors
Issue:

Version 5 is still current. Explanatory note 1 mentions a total of 5 outcomes. There are only 4 outcomes in this unit standard.

Ruling:

Moderators ruling is still current, until expiry date of 31/12/2018.

US 24733 v1 Describe and promote a New Zealand tourist destination
Issue:

The indicated range for ER 1.2 is unassessable. The range is noted as being unsuitable for the requirements for the ER. The standard is under review for 2016.

This issue has been addressed in v2.

Ruling:

This ruling will allow the acceptable use of the 'Travelled To - Overnight - RTO' statistics to cover off these two range statements. 

V1 expires 31/12/2018, then this ruling will be cancelled.

US 25965 Marshall an aircraft at an airport
Issue:

The issue is with the use of lead-in lines for aircraft, ER 3.3.

Ruling:

The moderators ruling still stands there is no expiry date on this standard.