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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contains a small error, such as an incorrect evidence requirement, or if technical aspects of the unit standard are out of date.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 3895 v5 Apply aeronautical engineering maintenance practices
Issue:

The issue around ER 5.3 in version 4 is not relevant to version 5. The ER in question no longer exists in the new version of the standard.

Ruling:

The moderators ruling will expire with version 4. The version 4 standard expires on 31st December 2016

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 3911 v5 Replenish aircraft hydraulic systems
Issue:

A soft range was needed to cater for ER 3.3. Previously there was only a hard range. The latest version has incorporated a soft range for 3.3.

Ruling:

Version 4 expires on 31 December 2016. The moderation ruling is current until this 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 4009 v5 Apply trim to aircraft interiors
Issue:

Provision needed to be made to allow for modern approaches to applying trim in aircraft cabins. The hard range was recommended to be edited into a soft range back in January 2012. The Qualifications team has now made the required changes, to be checked off by NZQA.

Ruling:

The standard has been altered with a soft range as of June, 2016. The current moderators ruling still stands until expiry of Version 5. Version 5 expires on 31 December 2016.

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 5428 v6 Demonstrate knowledge of aircraft construction and maintenance practices
Issue:

Secondary controls were not valid to be assessed in rotary winged aircraft. The latter version of the standard (v6) addresses this issue.

Ruling:

Version 5 expires in December 2016. Moderators ruling will expire in December 2016.

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. There is no stated expiry date.US 9730 Devise and implement compliance procedures for legislation relating to the travel industry.

US 9730 Devise and implement compliance procedures for legislation relating to the travel industry
Issue:

The Employment Relations Act 2000 should be referenced instead of the Employment Contracts Act 1991.

Ruling:

Moderators ruling is still current. There is no expiry date on this standard.

US 24733 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.

Ruling: This ruling will allow the acceptable use of the 'Travelled To - Overnight - RTO' statistics to cover off these two range statements. 
US 24765 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.