CMR for Building and Construction [Ref: 0048]


Revision of Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation CMR


The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) has completed the revision of the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) above.


Date new version published                                                             August 2011


The next CMR review is planned to take place during 2014.


Summary of revision


The reasons for the revision were to:

·           update terminology used for consistency with NZQA's change from AMAP to CMR

·           include the subfield Masonry in the scope of the CMR as per BCITO's extension of coverage

·           remove Criterion 8 from the 'Industry or sector-specific requirements for consent to assess' section as it is adequately covered in the 'General requirements for accreditation' section

·           make minor modifications to the moderation information to account for the phasing in of moderation selection based on the previous year's results reported.


Compliance with new requirements


Moderation requirements will apply with effect from September 2011.


Organisations with consent to assess will be expected to be able to demonstrate compliance with the CMR from February 2012 onwards.


Main changes


Requirements for Consent to Assess (RCA)


Industry or sector-specific requirements for consent to assess

·         Criterion 8 - requirement for applicant organisations to periodically provide BCITO and employers with reports on student performance and progress was removed.


Moderation Requirements (MR)


Moderation System

·           Unit standards will generally be selected for moderation from those assessed against and reported in the previous year.

·           Organisations with consent to assess are expected to retain samples of assessed learner work that can be sent for moderation if requested.

·           For organisations assessing against standards at Level 5 and above, the ITO will facilitate an annual cluster moderation meeting of assessors.

·           BCITO will continue to negotiate alternatives with organisations in cases in which there is a problem in sending the requested samples.