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1294 Be interviewed in a formal interview

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17 Apr 20091 Interview in this unit standard means a purposeful dialogue where information is sought and exchanged and where the interviewer is

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Level 2

    Credits 2

Purpose People credited with this unit standard are able to plan, prepare for, and be

    interviewed in a formal interview.

Subfield Communication Skills

    Domain Interpersonal Communications Status Registered

    Status date 17 April 2009

    Date version published 17 April 2009

    Planned review date 31 December 2014

    Entry information Open.

    Accreditation Evaluation of documentation by NZQA. Standard setting body (SSB) NZQA National Qualifications Services Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference 0023 This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.

Special Notes

1 Interview in this unit standard means a purposeful dialogue where information is

    sought and exchanged and where the interviewer is acknowledged as having the

    lead role.

2 Voice modulation for hearing impaired people will be demonstrated through a sign

    language interpreter voicing the message of the signer.

3 This unit standard covers formal interviews, which are often characterised by:

    ? a structured format

    ? more overt differences in status/position/mana between the interviewer(s) and the

    interviewee

    ? established policies and procedures, possibly legislation, that apply to the

    interview

    ? an official/organisational/institutional purpose.

4 A formal interview may be one-to-one or a panel interview, and may include but is not

    limited to selection (job or training), performance review, loan application (hire-

    purchase or mortgage), media interview, disciplinary matters, investigations.

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    5 Informal interviews are included in Unit 1293, Be interviewed in an informal one-to-

    one, face-to-face interview.

6 Candidates may be assessed against this unit standard in a real-life context using

    naturally occurring evidence or in simulated conditions which relate as closely as

    possible to a situation relevant to the candidate.

Elements and performance criteria

Element 1

Plan and prepare for a formal interview.

Performance criteria

1.1 Purpose of the interview and topics likely to be discussed are stated.

1.2 The roles of the participants are described.

    Range needs, interests, expectations.

1.3 Factors contributing to, and remedies for, poor communication are identified in

    terms of formal interviews.

    Range contributing factors include but are not limited to verbal, non-

    verbal, status, age, culture, gender.

1.4 Differences in expected interviewee behaviour between a one-to-one and a

    panel interview are described.

    Range differences include but are not limited to maintaining eye contact,

    where to sit, responding to questions, awareness of panellists’

    roles.

Element 2

Be interviewed in a formal interview.

Range one-to-one or panel.

Performance criteria

2.1 Dress and behaviour are appropriate to the situation.

2.2 Interview questions are responded to accurately and concisely.

2.3 Clarification of questions is sought if required.

2.4 Own viewpoint is stated and explained as opportunity arises.

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    2.5 Voice modulation, tone, eye contact, and posture fit the situation, and

    relationship between participants.

Please Note

Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated

    authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against

    unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.

Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register

    credits from assessment against unit standards.

Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards

    must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.

Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this

    standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The

    AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations

    wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for

    tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.

Comments on this unit standard

    Please contact the NZQA National Qualifications Services nqs@nzqa.govt.nz if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.

     ? New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2010

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