Industry training organisation Careerforce will release the initial analysis of the Cleaning Qualifications Review at the BSCNZ industry conference next week.
The qualifications review is requirement of the NZQA for all qualifications listed within the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).
The review commenced with an online consultation open to all cleaning industry stakeholders in June followed by face-to-face meetings and phone conversations with various organisations and peak bodies.
To date, more than 600 individuals have been invited to take part in the review including employers, graduates, assessors, peak body representatives, unions and tertiary providers.
The qualifications that are part of the cleaning review include:
- New Zealand Certificate in Cleaning (Level 2)
- New Zealand Certificate in Cleaning (Level 2) Health Care Facilities Cleaning strand
- New Zealand Certificate in Cleaning (Level 3)
- New Zealand Certificate in Cleaning (Level 3) Supervision strand
- New Zealand Certificate in Cleaning (Level 3) Specialist Cleaning strand (intended for activities such as infection control, carpet cleaning, food production, hard floor surfaces, and high risk environments)
Product manager and review lead, Elizabeth Steer, said: “It will be our pleasure to share the initial findings. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank those who have contributed to the review.”
The final revised qualifications are scheduled to be submitted to NZQA for approval at the end of October. The review follows the release of Careerforce’s 2018 annual report earlier this month.
The BSCNZ industry conference will be held at the Hilton in Taupo on 17 and 18 September. The theme of this year’s conference, which is expected to have more than 120 commercial cleaning operators, distributors, manufacturers and suppliers in attendance, is ‘Driving Success’.
The two-day education program will include local and international speakers from MBIE, Careerforce, Victoria University of Wellington and Inspire Group. President and owner of Harvard Maintenance, one of America’s largest janitorial companies Stan Doobin will also present.
The event is open to both BSCNZ members and non-members to attend. Sponsors of the event include Tork, Kärcher, Cottonsoft and Makita.
For more information, visit: http://www.bsc.org.nz/news/driving-success-conference-17th18th-september-2019/
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