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 training.

Consent and moderation requirements

Consent and moderation requirements (CMRs) ensure that our assessors are qualified to assess particular unit standards. They define what qualifications assessors need to perform their role and are designed by the NZQA to make sure that 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.  Download a list of 4098 training providers.
  • either hold a qualification relevant to the content of the standards being assessed, at or above the level of the standards, or are able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.
  • undertake relevant training or professional development to remain current in their sector.
  • where relevant, hold professional registration.

More information is available about the CMR that Careerforce follows:

024: Health, Disability, and Aged Support, including Mental Health and Addiction Support.