Consent to assess

Waihanga Ara Rau supports Consent to Assess applications where we are the standard-setting body.

Providers (including schools) must apply to NZQA for consent to assess any unit standards they intend to assess and meet the appropriate Consent and Moderation Requirements.

As part of the NZQA application process, providers will need to supply a letter of support from the relevant Workforce Development Council. This letter attests that the provider meets the specific industry requirements, including having the resources to effectively deliver and assess the unit standard(s).

Consent and moderation requirements

Waihanga Ara Rau is responsible for the development and maintenance of Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) documents.

Each CMR covers the requirements which organisations must meet to assess against unit standards in the scope of the CMR, and the moderation process that organisations with consent to assess need to engage in.

The CMRs have not changed from their current versions for the transitions to Workforce Development Councils (WDCs). However, a coversheet has been added to each CMR to identify the relevant WDC(s). For more information, please refer to the NZQA website.

How to apply

Providers seeking consent to assess can complete an application form for Waihanga Ara Rau support for consent to assess.

Submit completed applications to [email protected].

Please note that NZQA makes the final decision on the consent to assess the application, and the process is not completed until NZQA has granted the applicant organisation consent to assess.

Visit NZQA for more information on their process.