How does assessment work?

Skills Active's training and assessment system provides for trainees to be assessed while they are doing their job.
This involves a Registered Assessor making decisions using unit standards as the basis of the skills and knowledge being demonstrated by the trainee in their day to day work. This approach has a number of benefits:
  • The trainee can be assessed without having to stop working or travel away
  • The assessment uses real work tasks rather than artificially created tasks
  • Assessment can be conducted over time
  • Assessment against qualifications can be integrated with workplace practices and training planning
  • Assessment methods can be adjusted to suit the workplace situation and the trainee.
Becoming a Skills Active Registered Assessor
If you are interested in becoming a Skills Active Workplace Assessor, contact your Skills Active Learning Support Advisor. Please click here for more information.

Role of a Skills Active Registered Assessor
Skills Active Registered Assessors have the authority to assess people in their workplace using Skills Active's accreditation. Assessors are expected to follow the process below:
  • Fully informing trainees of the nature of the assessment to be used and the standards of performance expected (setting an assessment plan)
  • Ensuring trainees understand and agree to the assessment methods
  • Assess trainees against workplace and national (unit) standards using an externally moderated resource
  • Give clear and constructive feedback to trainees
  • Report credit to Skills Active using Skills Active's credit reporting processes
  • Participate in moderation checks
  • Retain clear and accurate candidate records including credit reporting forms for a minimum of 2 years
  • Skills Active Registered Assessors are not authorised to train and assess the public for payment. To do this an assessor needs to work for a training provider accredited with NZQA.