Review and revision of Assessment of Learning unit standards

Closed 10 Apr 2018

NZQA National Qualifications Services invites feedback on the review of unit standards 4098 and 11280, and revision of standard 30421 in the Assessment of Learning domain.

The review of 4098 began as part of a wider development in 2017 of a suite of standards leading to the New Zealand Certificate in Assessment Practice (Level 4) [Ref: 2752] and the New Zealand Certificate in Assessment (Advanced Practitioner) (Level 6) [Ref: 2753]. While the rest of the new and reviewed standards were published in October 2017, further discussions were needed about 4098 to ensure any draft standard met a wide range of stakeholder needs.

It is proposed that 4098 be replaced with a new standard. That standard is targeted for subject matter experts who carry out workplace assessment as a small part of their role, rather than roles that are mostly or wholly focused on assessment, in the workplace or elsewhere.

Minor revisions are also proposed to 30421 to ensure a clear distinction between the context, purpose, and target audience for that standard and that of the proposed 4098 replacement.

For standard 11280, some changes to the content to ensure ongoing fitness for purpose are proposed as well as an increase in credits (from 9 to 15).

Important note: These draft standards are for consultation purposes only. No assessment can occur against these standards until the listed versions are published.

Proposed new and reviewed unit standard details





4098 replacement



Use standards to assess workplace competency




Manage assessment within an organisation




Carry out assessments against standards to make judgements of learner performance


We invite comment on any aspect of these standards. When commenting please indicate your role, the type of organisation you work for (where relevant), and whether your response is a personal or organisational view. Please send your responses to by end of day, 10 April 2018.

The feedback will be used by the panel and working group to further develop the standards to ensure that they meet the needs of the sector.

Thank you in advance for your help. We look forward to hearing from you.

For more information about this review, please visit the Review and revision of Assessment of Learning unit standards page.

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