All accredited education organisations assessing against Careerforce unit standards are required to undergo moderation.

Cluster moderation workshops

The 2018 moderation workshop timetable can be downloaded here:
Download 2018 moderation workshops

Please email our National Moderatior if you have any questions:


Moderation requirements

The current moderation requirements can be found in the moderation procedures. Download moderation procedures

Careerforce requires a minimum of three samples from each delivery site per year.  Please talk to our National Moderator to confirm specific requirements for your organisation.

Education organisation forms

Our training is predominantly employer led.  However other providers can deliver Careerforce qualifications with NZQA approval. Your organisation will need to apply for consent to assess, before you can start assessing Careerforce unit standards and qualifications.

Education providers can order assessor guides for those unit standards within their scope to assess.

Download consent to assess application

Download assessor guide application

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.  The full disputes and appeals process is contained in the Moderation Procedures.
Download moderation procedures

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:

Consent to assess process

Education organisations need to go through a formal process with NZQA to gain consent to assess against unit standards.  To get started, organisations need the support of the relevant standard setting body for the unit standards they wish to assess.

How to seek Careerforce support

  1. Establish the scope of consent to assess your organisation requires. Which specific standards do you wish to assess?
  2. Check that your organisation meets the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR).
  3. Contact us to request our written support of your application. Please submit the same documentation to us that you intend to submit to NZQA and show very clearly in the documentation how your education organisation will meet the relevant CMR.  Please use the consent to assess application and attach your supporting materials.
  4. Once all this information has been received, Careerforce will review your request and respond within 3 weeks.
  5. You can then continue the process with NZQA.

Download consent and moderation requirements (CMR)

Download consent to assess application