CMR for NZQA Base Scope of Assessment for Schools (BSAS) [Ref: 0226]


Review of NZQA National Qualifications Services CMR


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


Date new version published                                                             October 2019


The next CMR review is planned to take place during 2024.


Summary of review


NZQA National Qualifications Services have reviewed the CMR as part of a regular maintenance cycle to ensure it is relevant and current.


Compliance with new requirements


Moderation system requirements will apply with effect from October 2019.


Organisations with consent to assess will be expected to be able to demonstrate compliance with the CMR from April 2020 onwards.


Main changes


Requirements for Consent to Assess (RCA)


Industry or sector-specific requirements for consent to assess

·      A note referring to the application of Te Hono o te Kahurangi framework application to standards classified under Field Māori was added.


Moderation Requirements (MR)


This section was revised to:

·      Reference the new NZQA business unit, Monitoring and Assessment.

·      Provide information about the responsibilities and contact details of the NZQA business units involved in the National External Moderation process.

·      Reflect on-line access to the moderation system.

·      Add reference, under the Moderation Plan section, for schools relating to the mandatory selection of standards by NZQA.

·      Provide updated links to documents.

·      Make changes to school and Tertiary Education Organisation (TEO) submission timeframes.

·      Provide further information around samples submitted for standards with more than one grade.



·      The process for annual reporting summaries was updated for TEOs.



·         Reference to exclusions for funding for NZQA Best Practice Workshops and additional moderator support was added.

·         The rate charged for additional support or activities was increased to reflect the fees rate introduced on 1 July 2018.


Non-compliance with moderation requirements

·         Specific examples of NZQA actions were added.



·         Information was condensed and organisations referred to the NZQA website for specific guidance.