Workplace Assessors, Coordinators and Moderators
Learning State has merged with The Skills Organisation.
What does this mean for assessors? Download the FAQ sheet below.
If you have any queries, contact us on 0508 SKILLS or email The Skills Organisation
What is an assessor?
Workplace assessors assess learners' skills, knowledge and competence in the workplace against the requirements of unit standards from the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).
As a workplace assessor you:
plan assessment with learners and others involved in the assessment process
guide learners on how best to collect evidence of their competence
assess learners' evidence against unit standard requirements
provide feedback and advise on results and arrange for re-assessment if necessary
report results to Learning State
maintain records of assessment activities and results
- participate in moderation activities.
You assess in a workplace within the policies and procedures of your employing organisation and The Skills Organisation. This ensures you and the learner are adequately resourced and that moderation and other quality management systems are in place.
A critical component of the role
A critical component of your role is reporting to The Skills Organisation when a learner's knowledge and achievements meet national standards. This means the learner can then be awarded credit.
Do I get paid for assessing?
If you are employed by an organisation then you carry out assessor work as part of your role within that organisation.
If you are not an employee of a member organisation, you may be paid for assessing. The fee is usually paid for each hour or unit standard assessed, and is negotiated with the organisation and its learner.
Make sure you are clear about what the fee covers, for example on-site time, off-site time, re-assessment, planning, and meetings before and after assessment.
Become an assessor
The Skills Organisation's Assessor course is a two-day training workshop designed so that you can achieve the 4098 unit standard ‘Use standards to assess candidate performance’. The focus is to provide learners with practical application in the art of assessment.
Course content includes:
- Introduction to The Skills Organisation ( ITO), NZQA, New Zealand Qualifications Framework, unit standards, evidence and assessment in general;
- The assessment process:preparing, carrying out and reviewing an assessment; post assessment procedures; practicing the assessment process;
- Completing 4098 assessment.
Upon successful completion of the 4098 course, learners will be able to register as a workplace assessor. Assessor workshops are promoted on the Event section of the website.