Consent to Assess Process

Consent to Assess Process

 
Interested in assessing unit standards for which Skills Active Aotearoa is the Standard Setting Body?
 
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is responsible for granting consent to assess against assessment standards. As part of the NZQA application process you need to supply a letter of support from Skills Active Aotearoa ITO showing that you meet specific industry requirements.

The following general information is required by Skills Active to assist in our decision to support your application:
  • Front page of Consent to Assess Application form completed
  • Clearly identified unit standards and/or domains you are seeking consent to assess
  • If required, evidence that those assessing have the necessary qualifications, skills and knowledge to assess
  • Evidence to support the application if required. Wherever possible, include excerpts from QMS, letters of support from your stakeholders and assessment options.
Skills Active has two processes for schools and TEOs seeking consent to assess, depending on the level of the unit standards.

Seeking consent to assess Level 1 and 2 unit standards/domains

If you only want to assess Level 1 and 2 unit standards please click here to review the process and download the Consent to Assess Application form. (No fees apply.)

Seeking consent to assess Level 3 and above unit standards/domains

If you only want to assess Level 3 and above unit standards please click here to review the process and download the Consent to Assess Application form. Please see table below for fee structure for Level 3 and above unit standards/domains.
 
Consent to Assess application fees for Level 3 and above (as set by NZQA)

The following fees apply for schools and TEOs seeking consent to assess unit standards at Level 3 and above.
 
Administration and first evaluation of documentation $225.00 (flat fee)
Subsequent evaluation(s) of documentation $75.00 per hour
Visits $400.00 per day (any extra time required will be charged at $150.00 per half day) per representative
Travel & accommodation required for visits Actual and reasonable (Note: Skills Active will use cheapest available rates when booking airfares, accommodation, rental cars, etc)
Mileage $0.62 per km
Meals/travel time Actual and reasonable
 
Notes:
  • All figures in the table above are exclusive of GST.
  • Where multi sub-field applications require the analysis of documentation and/or visit by more than one industry representative, fees will be per industry representative. Skills Active will take steps to involve only one representative if at all possible.
  • All fees will be invoiced according to the procedures of NZQA. If an applicant organisation does not register with NZQA before the Skills Active recommendations are forwarded to NZQA, the applicant organisation must pay Skills Active directly the full costs of evaluation of their documentation.
Please note that the above fee structure may change at any time.
 
Contact information (for documentation and enquiries)
 
Quality Solutions Team Phone: 0508 4 SKILLS (475 4557)
Skills Active Ltd Fax: (04) 385 7024
PO Box 2183 Email: info@skillsactive.org.nz
Wellington