When Nipper is installed a number of “system”
type files are copied to your hard disk. Other files which are copied to
your disk include the Nipper data file, the Nipper program file, and the User
The internal ID assigned by Nipper is the
provider ID reported to NZQA. It is assigned automatically by Nipper to
every person added to the Nipper database. The number increases by 1 for
each new record. If a student is deleted, their ID number is NOT
You add a student to the Nipper database once and
ONCE only. There is no need to create a new student record at each
In future you may be required to obtain a
“National Student Index” number for students. This number doubles as the
NZQA Record of Learning ID.
You can also record a TEC ID (for Foundation
trainees), an IRD number, and a WINZ ID.
A further field called “Other ID” can be used to
store any other ID, for example an ITO ID, or the ID number of the student
in an earlier student management system.
You can use most of these numbers to select a
Qualifications, especially if they are Framework
qualifications, can have units in common. For this reason Nipper stores
qualifications and units separately and creates a relationship between them
as required; either at the time of enrolment or through the use of enrolment
In addition to the labour market outcome return,
you can print two other forms for TEC.
An individual trainee withdrawal return at the
time of withdrawal.
A Unit Standard result return, which can be
produced for a single trainee or for all trainees enrolled in a specific
Before making the Unit Standard return you must record the Unit
A bring-up is a reminder to do something on a
given date. The Nipper system provides both “system” bring-up and
user-defined bring-up types. Each type of bring-up can have several
categories. Each bring-up category has a bring-up interval that defines the
standard number of days between today and the day you want the bring-up to