Intelligence Analysis Unit Standards Review

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Skills is reviewing the suite of Intelligence Analysis unit standards listed on the Directory of Assessment Standards (DAS) and we are now in the phase of seeking feedback from the wider sector.  

If you would like to comment on the reviewed unit standards, please send to sandyc@skills.org.nz by Monday 12th July 2021. 

Main changes across the suite of unit standards 

  • References and legislation were updated to reflect current sector requirements. 
  • Some titles were amended to better reflect outcome statements. 
  • Level 3 unit standards revised to include application of knowledge to meet the graduate profile outcomes of the New Zealand Certificate in Intelligence (Introduction) [Ref: 2392].  
  • Template was updated to current format.  
  • Context added to performance criteria to better reflect outcome statements.   
  • Range statements added to in order to ensure clarity for assessment purposes.  
  • Two new unit standards were written to align with Version 2 of the New Zealand Certificate in Intelligence (Level 5) with strands in Collection, and Collation. [Ref: 2394].  
  • No changes have been made to the levels or credit values.  

Proposed new unit standard titles are in bold.
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Level 3 Introduction to Intelligence
US ID Current Title Proposed Revised Title
28475 Demonstrate knowledge of legislation applicable to intelligence practice  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of legislation applicable to intelligence practice  
28476  Explain ethical values, standards and issues within an intelligence context  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of ethical values, standards and issues within an intelligence context 
28482  Describe the structure and roles of the wider intelligence community in New Zealand  Describe the roles and the relationship of the wider intelligence community in New Zealand 
28483  Describe the intelligence function and cycle  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the purpose, principles and functions of intelligence and the intelligence cycle 
28486  Explain the protection of information in intelligence  Explain and apply knowledge of protectively marked information in an intelligence context  

 

Level 5 with strands in Collection and Collation  
US ID Current Title Proposed Revised Title
28477 Demonstrate knowledge of collection strategies, planning and methods used for intelligence analysis  No Change
28478 Conduct a complex collection task for intelligence analysis  Execute and evaluate a complex collection task for intelligence analysis 
28479 Generate a collection plan to meet collection requirements for intelligence analysis  Develop and evaluate a collection plan to meet collection requirements for intelligence analysis  
28480  Explain collation strategy, components and tools for intelligence analysis.  No change  
28481  Apply collation tools to generate a collation product and evaluate effectiveness for intelligence analysis  No change  
28487 Demonstrate knowledge of the roles, tasks and interdependencies within the intelligence cycle  Demonstrate knowledge of the roles, tasks and relationships within the intelligence cycle 
28489 Prepare and disseminate information or intelligence products securely  No change  
NEW N/A Communicate effectively with clients and build networks with sources in an intelligence context
NEW N/A Identify and assess information sources that contribute to collection and/or collation in an intelligence context

 

Level 6 Intelligence Analysis
US ID Current Title Proposed Revised Title
28474 Apply ethical values and standards in an intelligence analysis role Apply risk management principles and guidelines in support of an intelligence project
28484 Produce the Terms of Reference for an intelligence project Produce Terms of Reference for an intelligence product
28485 Develop conclusions and recommendations using analytical tools and techniques for intelligence analysis Apply analytical techniques to develop conclusions and recommendations for intelligence products
28488 Evaluate an intelligence project to validate process and impacts No change
28490 Initiate and develop relationships to assist in the production of intelligence No change
28491 Apply risk management principles and guidelines in support of an intelligence project No change