Assessment and moderation

Managing national assessment

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) works in partnership with schools to assist in achieving valid, fair, accurate and consistent internal assessment.

Moderation of NZ Diploma in Business

The New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDipBus) is a nationally-recognised qualification, owned and administered by NZQA. An overview of the NZDipBus internal moderation processes and national external moderation system is available at:

Tertiary moderation

Tertiary Education Organisations (TEOs) must be accredited by NZQA before they can offer programmes of education and training. TEOs assessing learners against unit or achievement standards must carry out internal moderation and engage with the national external moderation that applies.

Assessment of standards

Unit standards specify what a candidate for assessment needs to know, do, and understand. Whether it is by task or evidence, assessment can use a variety of methods and approaches (appropriate to the candidate and the context) that give the candidate the opportunity to show competence.

Moderation of industry unit standards

NZQA requires Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) to report annually on the management of their national external moderation systems. This is to meet NZQA's statutory obligation to monitor moderation of unit standards on the Directory of Assessment Standards (DAS).

Moderation Online

Information for submitting digital materials for moderation online.

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