4.3 Progression Upon Attainment of New Zealand Qualifications Framework Qualifications For All Employees

Note: This clause is effective from 8 May 2018.

4.3.1 Employees who hold or obtain qualifications on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework that the employer, in discussion with the employee, agrees is relevant to the employee’s job description and current position, shall progress as follows:

  1. Where an employee on one of the above scales gains a relevant NZQF qualification at Level 2, he/she shall progress to the ITO 2 step on that scale, unless she/he is currently paid above this step.
  2. Where an employee on one of the above scales gains a relevant NZQF qualification at Level 3, he/she shall progress to the ITO 3 step on that scale, unless she/he is currently paid above this step.
  3. Where a caretaker on one of the above scales gains a relevant NZQF qualification at Level 4, he/she shall progress to the ITO 4 step on that scale, unless she/he is currently paid above this step.

4.3.2 Progression upon attainment of NZQF qualifications for employees on the supervisors’ scale shall be as follows:

  1. Where a supervisory employee gains a relevant NZQF qualification at Level 2, she/he shall progress 3 steps or, if in a range of rates, have a proportionate increase to his/her base rate.
  2. Where a supervisory employee gains a relevant NZQF qualification at Level 3, he/she shall progress 5 steps or if in a range of rates, have a proportionate increase to his/her base rate.
  3. Where a supervisory employee gains a relevant NZQF qualification at Level 4, he/she shall progress 7 steps or if in a range of rates, have a proportionate increase to his/her base rate.

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