Assessor and Moderation Hubs (Wānanga Mātauranga)

All Careerforce assessors are required to participate in professional development and moderation annually.  The new look Assessor and Moderation Hubs (Te Wānanga Mātauranga) will accommodate both of these requirements.

The morning session will be professional development for all assessors, which provides an opportunity to learn about different approaches to assessment, generate new ideas, and work through any issues. The afternoon session will be peer moderation. It will ensure your assessment decisions are in line with those of other assessors nationwide.  This is where assessors are given the chance to compare and critique each other’s assessment skills.

This process provides a ‘community of practice’ It’s an opportunity to network and ensure all assessors are performing their role at the same high standard and are confident with assessing.

Careerforce specifies a range of unit standards for moderation each year as shown in our moderation 3 year plan.  Each assessor brings along three assessment samples, the assessor guides and the NZQA unit standard.

Download three year moderation plan

Assessor and Moderation Hubs (Wānanga Mātauranga) Schedule


Moderation submissions for Registered Careerforce Assessors

Submit samples of your assessment for moderation on our submission page.
Moderation Submission Form 


Appealing moderation decisions

Any organisation or individual with consent to assess may lodge an appeal against a moderation decision or process.  The first step is to seek a negotiated solution with the National Moderator.

If informal negotiation cannot resolve the issue, then a written appeal should be lodged with Careerforce’s General Manager Learning Solutions. This appeal should include all relevant documentation and be lodged within 20 working days from when the final decision of the informal negotiation is communicated. The appeal will be investigated by Careerforce as soon as practicable and a decision reached within 20 working days of receipt of the appeal.

If resolution is not achieved, the CEO of Careerforce will make a final determination and decision for all parties.

The latest version of our moderation handbook is currently under development. If you have questions or require further information regarding moderation and the moderation process, please email our National Moderator.  

We welcome feedback on unit standards. If a unit standard is causing you concern or you wish to make suggestions please email our National Moderator: