CMR for NZQA Cervical Screening [Ref: 0007]


Revision of NZQA National Qualifications Services CMR


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


Date new version published                                                             February 2021


The next CMR review is planned to take place during 2023.


Summary of Revision


This revision is to ensure the CMR aligns with recent changes made to Unit 29556, Conduct Cervical Screening within the subfield Health Studies, domain Cervical Screening.


This revision includes changes to align with updates to Ministry of Health guidance documents.


Compliance with new requirements


Requirements for consent to assess will apply with effect from February 2021.


Moderation system requirements will apply with effect from February 2021.


Organisations with consent to assess will be expected to be able to demonstrate compliance with the CMR from August 2021 onwards.


Main changes


Industry or sector-specific requirements for consent to assess

·         Criterion 1 – hyperlink for the Competencies for Cervical Screening Education and Training was updated.

·         Criterion 3 – title of National Policy and Quality Standards - Cervical Screening Services was updated to National Cervical Screening Programme Policies and Standards - Cervical Screening Services.


Moderation Requirements (MR)

·      Minor changes were made to align with updates made to NZQA National Qualification Services generic moderation section.


There are no significant changes that will impinge on the ability of tertiary education organisations to meet these requirements.