CMR for Hauora [Ref: 0165]


Revision of NZQA Māori Qualifications Services CMR


NZQA Māori Qualifications Services has completed the revision of the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) above.


Date new version published                                                             July 2012


The next CMR review is planned to take place during 2017.


Summary of revision process


The CMR was revised to update terminology used for consistency with NZQA's change from NQF accreditation to consent to assess (including changes that occurred as a result of using the current CMR template).


During 2011 NZQA reviewed the Moderation Requirements (MR) section used in CMRs for which NZQA is the standard setting body.  The reviewed MR section was also included in the new version of the CMR.


The Whakaruruhau Hauora was informed of the revision process and a hui was held to make changes to the CMR and to endorse the changes made.


Compliance with new requirements


Requirements for consent to assess will apply with effect from July 2012.


Moderation system requirements will apply with effect from July 2012.


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


Main changes resulting from the revision


CMR for National Standards Body Māori - Whakaruruhau Hauora [Ref: 0165]

CMR for Hauora [Ref: 0165]


Requirements for Consent to Assess (RCA)


Industry or sector-specific requirements for consent to assess

·         Criterion 1 was amended to ensure teaching programmes are relevant, structured and purposeful; include Māori pedagogies; are supported by local whānau and hapū; and that those engaged in the development and evaluation of teaching programmes include Māori with expertise in Hauora.

·         Criterion 5 was amended to ensure support for students is respectful, effective, and culturally appropriate, as well as being available in both te reo Māori and English.

·         Criterion 7 was amended to ensure local whānau and hapū tikanga and kawa are taken account of in assessment.


Moderation Requirements (MR)


The moderation requirements have been updated to more comprehensively describe the moderation system and requirements for reporting, funding, non-compliance, and appeals.


The Moderation system section was amended to clarify:

·         Responsibilities of NZQA units, moderators, schools and Tertiary Education Organisations (TEOs)

·         Moderation plans for schools and TEOs and submission dates

·         How moderation occurs and the materials required for moderation.


The Reporting section was amended to provide more information about moderation reports, annual summary of moderation outcomes letters to schools, and the annual National External Moderation Results report for TEOs.


The Funding section was amended to indicate that NZQA may charge for any additional activities required to address issues identified through moderation.  Activities such as pre-assessment moderation, additional moderation, visits to TEOs to discuss assessment or moderation issues will be charged at $150/hr (GST excl).


The Non-compliance with moderation requirements section was amended to clarify actions that may be taken by NZQA.


The Appeals section was amended to provide contact details and more information about the process for schools and TEOs wishing to appeal a moderation decision.