Contract Vacancies

NCEA and NZ Scholarship Materials Developers

Type: Part-time contract | Location: New Zealand

NZQA is inviting applications from individuals for NCEA and NZ Scholarship Materials Developers for the 2023 examinations.

Materials Developers will work in their own time with the examiner to produce assessment materials for the externally assessed NCEA standards at levels one, two, three, and NZ Scholarship for 2023.

Assessment Materials Developers are required for the following subjects:

  • Business Studies
  • Home Economics
  • Statistics
  • Agricultural and Horticultural Science (Level 1)
  • Geography (Level 2)
  • Japanese (Scholarship)

Working Relationships

Materials Developers are required to:

  • liaise with the allocated National Assessment Facilitator
  • work with the direction of the examiner to produce assessment materials for externally assessed achievement standards within the required timeframes
  • attend a planning and development meeting between July - September to draft assessment material
  • attend a meeting early in 2023 at which a review of the 2022 external assessments will occur and inform the development of the 2023 external assessment.

Materials Developers will maintain the highest levels of security and confidentiality when:

  • liaising with allocated Secondary Examination Team members and other examination contractors
  • working with all examination materials.

Professional and personal qualities

Materials Developers will demonstrate:

  • extensive subject knowledge and familiarity with the New Zealand Curriculum
  • an understanding of the principles of standards based assessment
  • experience in developing high quality assessment material for a standards based environment
  • professional expertise in standards based assessment
  • knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of the partners of the Treaty of Waitangi in an educational assessment setting
  • the ability to establish constructive working relationships with other professionals
  • clear and effective communication
  • the ability to work to stringent deadlines
  • the ability to implement and maintain appropriate administrative and communication systems.

Apply for this role online.

For more information, contact the Secondary Examinations Team - 0800 697 296 or

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