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How will you be assessed

You must complete assessments to complete your training programme.

The aim of assessments is to find out the level of your understanding and allow you to demonstrate your skills and competencies for the role that meets the qualification requirements.

You may be assessed in the following ways:

  • Providing answers to questions to demonstrate your understanding. This may be done online through Aka Toi or written down in your paper-based assessment. You may also request to do a verbal assessment or Kōrero Matanga.
  • Being observed or assessed carrying out your day-to-day tasks by your workplace observer/verifier or assessor who can attest to your competency.
  • Providing a collection of evidence to support your practical assessments. These may come in the form of performance appraisal, meeting notes, client care plan, feedback forms, case studies, etc.
Assessment process

Step 1 – Your assessor will discuss with you which unit standards or modules to start with and whether you’re doing learning online or on paper.

Step 2 – Identify together if the unit standard or module has a theory or practical observation assessment in order to understand the requirements. Eg. Portfolio of evidence of your competencies.

Step 3 – Go through any learning resource provided.

Step 4 – Gather any evidence of your skills and competency you may already have.

Step 5 – Answer assessment questions either online or on paper.

Step 6 – Continue your day to day tasks at best practice so you can be observed for the practical assessment requirements. Your assessor does the formal assessment marking.

Step 7 – Discuss the result with your assessor.

Step 8 – Your assessor submits your results to NZQA. Your credits get registered on your NZQA Record of Achievement.