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Moderator's Rulings

ServiceIQ will readily apply a Moderator's 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contains a small error, such as an incorrect evidence requirement, or if technical aspects of the unit standard are out of date.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 Moderator's 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 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. Addressed in v6 and v7; v5 expires 31 December 2021.

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. Addressed in v6; v5 expires 31 December 2021.

US 18212 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand as a tourist destination 
Issue:

Outcome 4 Evidence requirement 4.2 requires evidence for two long distance coach operators. Currently there is only long distance coach operator in New Zealand.

Ruling:

Until such time that unit standard is reviewed or another long distant coach operator begins operating, evidence will be accepted for one operator only. Addressed in v4; v3 has no expiry date.

US 23475 v3 Demonstrate aerodrome and/or area flight information services for air traffic services on site 
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. Addressed in v4; v3 has no expiry date.

US 25965 v2 Marshall an aircraft at an airport
Issue:

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

Ruling:

Addressed in v3; v2 has no expiry date.

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. Addressed in v4 and v5; v3 expires 31 December 2021.