The national external moderation system provides assurance in the quality of assessment carried out by organisations with consent to assess. Hanga-Aro-Rau manages national external moderation in accordance with the relevant Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) document.
There are three different types of national external moderation activities. These are:
Pre-assessment moderation will continue as specified in the current CMR documents. You can access the CMRs on the NZQA website at this link.
Providers (including schools) need to complete a pre-assessment moderation cover sheet and email their required documentation and the coversheet to [email protected]. There is no charge for pre-assessment moderation.
Please find the pre-assessment moderation coversheet here.
The Hanga-Aro-Rau Moderation Plan 2023 is now available.
Please read it here.
We will provide ongoing support and guidance to providers and schools that assess unit standards under the Hanga-Aro-Rau gazetted coverage.
Please find the Post-moderation coversheet here.
If you have submitted pre-assessment or post-assessment moderation material to a TITO and they have not yet completed the moderation, this will be transferred to the appropriate Workforce Development Council.
We will be in touch with a moderation report or any further questions in relation to the moderation. There is no charge for completing in-flight moderation activity.
Providers required to submit or implement an Action Plan or a Performance Improvement Plan with a TITO will be contacted by a Workforce Development Council to clarify requirements for moderation post 4 October 2021. This may include on-site or post assessment moderation.
Providers may wish to appeal moderation decisions made by Hanga-Aro-Rau.
Appeals must be received within 15 working days of receiving the moderation outcome report. Providers need to complete a Moderation appeal form and email it to [email protected].
Please find the moderation appeals form here.
Please see our FAQs or email [email protected].
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