Online consent to assess application

This user guide is intended to support online users during the application process for consent to assess against standards.

About the application

There are five sections in the application form. You must complete each section before progressing to the next. Each section must be fully completed before submitting the application to NZQA for assessment

  • Section 1: Contact details
  • Section 2: Domain, subfield, and field consents
  • Section 3: Standard consents
  • Section 4: Supporting documents
  • Section 5: Comments

At any time, you can delete the application or return to TEO applications. If you return to TEO applications, any sections you have completed will not be lost. You can resume filling out the application at a later stage.

The application process

When you submit this application, you will receive an auto generated email quoting an NZQA reference number. If you need to email or speak to a member of staff, please use this reference number.

For further information see Guidelines for TEOs applying for consent to assess against standards.

Please direct any queries about this application to our client services team. Remember to include the NZQA reference number on all correspondence.

Before you get started

Before you begin this application, check you have:

  • Identified the scope of the application; and
  • A letter of support from the Standard Setting Body (SSB) if required.

Navigation hints

Click the Return to application overview link to leave the section you are in and return to the application summary screen.

Click the Return to TEO applications link to leave the application and return your TEO applications summary page. Any sections you may have completed will be saved and you can resume filling out the application later.

Complete all fields marked with an asterisk (*), as these fields are mandatory.

Filling out the form

Section 1:

Contact details

Enter the name of the key contact person for this application.

If NZQA requires more information, this is the person they will contact. An email address is required because auto-generated communications will be sent there.

Section 2:

Domain consents

Choose ‘Yes’ if you're applying for all standards at the specified level or below and select the domain, otherwise select ‘No’.

Section 3:

Standard consents

Add any individual standards that you are seeking consent to assess against here.

Section 4:

Supporting documents

Attach and upload:

- NZQA consent to assess cover sheet (optional)
- QMS excerpts that show you meet the relevant CMRs
- a letter of support from the appropriate WDC
- other supporting evidence.

For detailed information see Guidelines for TEOs applying for consent to assess against standards.

Section 5:

Please add any additional comments here. It is useful to provide a brief background about the application to provide context for the evaluator.

Submitting your application

You are now ready to submit your application. Before you do, check:

- supporting documents are attached
- the scope you have applied for is correct.


When you click Submit Application, your application will appear in the TEO applications table. You can view your completed application, or withdraw your completed application.

After the application has been allocated to an Evaluator, please contact them if you need to make changes or withdraw the application.


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