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Contract for Service Moderator

Type: Part-time contract | Location: New Zealand

If you would like to make a difference to education at a national level we are looking for moderators in the following subjects:

Subjects Required

  • Business and Management (unit standards only)
  • Core Skills and Financial Capability (unit standards only)
  • English for Academic Purposes (unit standards only)
  • Māori Performing Arts
  • Taonga Pūoro
  • Tikanga

This is an exciting and career-enhancing opportunity for educators to develop their professional understanding of Moderation and gain valuable professional development to enhance their teaching and learning for their students.

As a moderator you will have the chance to work with other subject experts to ensure fair, valid and consistent assessment against the standards.

You must understand the principles of standards based assessment and have knowledge of the New Zealand Qualifications Framework. You must have current or very recent recognized teaching and assessment expertise in the specialist area you are applying for. This expertise may come from teaching and assessment roles in secondary schools and tertiary providers assessing achievement and unit standards.

Experience in facilitating workshops or presenting at national or regional conferences is desirable.

Contract and training

The contracts for service may be between individuals and NZQA, or between individual employers and NZQA. Suitable applicants will be trained prior to confirmation of appointment. Participation in training does not necessarily mean that a contract for services will be offered. Training will take place at a one-day session scheduled in Wellington on the 21st of February, with subsequent online training modules to be completed at home.


NZQA has a formal appointment procedure to ensure that all applicants are fairly treated and the best applicant is selected for the contract. Selection is based on assessing each applicant’s skills, knowledge, abilities and experience against the role definition for the contract.

When applying for a contract for service please include all relevant information relating to your experience and skills for this contract. Please provide the names and contact details (e-mail address and phone number) of at least two referees who can comment on your subject expertise, leadership and credibility.

This advert has been kept open for the subjects listed above.

View the Job description. (DOC, 1.1MB)

To apply, please email the following documents to the Assessment & Moderation mailbox at

If shortlisted, you will be required to provide the following:

  • Certified copies of your teaching qualification(s) or highest qualification
  • Certified copy of your Practicing Certificate Card or approval letter

If further information is required please telephone 04 463 3000 or email

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