Refresher training is training that refreshes the knowledge of the trainee periodically after the initial training has taken place. These refresher periods are used to confirm and enhance an individual's knowledge and update them on any changes within that field.
At VHNZ, certain certificates/unit standards are issued with a ‘recommended refresher date’. Whereas First Aid training is required to be 'refreshed' by law, most training refreshers cannot be enforced but are strongly recommended by Industry.
Refresher Training Important Information:
What you need to know:
You must have been assessed against the NZQA unit standards for the course you need refreshed. If you have these unit standards on your NZQA Record of Learning (ROL), book your refresher course now.
Except for First Aid, VHNZ does not assess against unit standards on refresher courses, therefore we do not report unit standards to NZQA from refresher courses. If you did your last course with VHNZ your unit standards will be on your ROL.
Previous course not with VHNZ?
If you did not do your last course with VHNZ you will need to confirm you hold the unit standard/s you need refreshed by checking your ROL.
Don’t have your ROL?
If you have not yet registered to receive your ROL you can register through the NZQA website as follows: NZQA Learner Registration.
Your unit standard hasn’t been awarded?
If you have not had a unit standard awarded, please contact your last provider to arrange registration of the unit standard/s. If you have any issues you can complain to NZQA by submitting a complaints form via the below link: NZQA Complaint Form.
If you need to do a refresher and do not hold a unit standard, you can still do the refresher. Once you have successfully demonstrated the competencies required by the refresher course, you will be issued a refresher certificate. You will not be awarded the unit standard.