Recommended assessment standards

Services Industries


“To be the leader in our industry we need to be a cut above the rest. These are exciting times, things are changing and technology is improving so fast. Our teams need to be up with the play for our customers and our reputation. Our staff are happy working in a learning environment – just ask our customers.”


Andy, retail manager 

These assessment standards are recommended by the industries across our sector. So if you are looking for a pathway into the Services Industries, you would do well to focus on these subjects and work hard to achieve the standards listed here.

You don’t need to do all of these standards! However, if you gain enough credits from the standards we recommend, then you are gaining the skills, knowledge, and competencies that are most important to employers in our sector.

But there’s another way to look at it. If these are the subjects you enjoy, and these are the sorts of standards that you tend to do well in, then you should definitely consider the the services industries sector as a possible career option. There are heaps of opportunities and a wide range and growing number of jobs at many different levels.

Level 1 and 2 recommended assessment standards, sector related standards, unit standards

These are the standards recommended at level 1. If these are areas of strength or interest for you then you’re making a great start at gaining the key skills you need in our sector.

Remember, if your NCEA level 2 includes 60 credits from recommended standards, including at least 20 credits from sector-related standards, you can have Services Industries recognised as your Vocational Pathway.

To view a complete list of Standards for each Pathway visit the Assessment Standards spreadsheets section of our Resources page.