What you need to become an assessor

An assessor is an important part of the training cycle. They oversee the formal marking process and provide mentoring, either within their own workplace or independently. They are a vital part of maintaining the quality of Careerforce qualifications and programmes.

Download flyer – How to become an assessor


Consent and moderation requirements

Consent and moderation requirements (CMRs) ensure that our assessors are qualified to assess particular unit standards. The CMR defines what qualifications an assessor needs to perform their role, and are designed by NZQA to ensure workplaces and trainees are provided with a consistent quality of learning.

In summary, the criteria is that assessors:

  • are appropriately qualified to assess against assessment standards.  To meet this requirement assessors must hold unit standard 4098 or 30421. 
  • either hold a qualification relevant to the content of the standards being assessed, at one level or more above the level of the standards, or have held the standards being assessed for a minimum of 6 months, or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.
  • undertake relevant training or professional development to remain current in their sector.
  • where relevant, hold professional registration.

More information about the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) that Careerforce follows:

Download consent and moderation requirements (CMR)


How to become an assessor

As a Careerforce registered assessor you will be contributing to a better quality of care and support in New Zealand.  The steps you will need to follow to achieve Careerforce assessor registration are outlined here:

Download assessor registration flowchart


Careerforce registered assessor application

All new assessors should first complete the Careerforce registered assessor application.

Complete assessor application


Do the Initial Assessment Training (with unit standard 4098)

Assessors must hold unit standard 4098: Use standards to assess candidate performance. People credited with this unit standard can prepare for and conduct assessment, complete assessment administration and review the assessment practice. This unit standard must be gained through a Careerforce Initial Assessment Training Course.  This course is at no cost, but will be charged if the trainee assessor fails to complete the training. 

See schedule of Initial Assessor Training Courses