There are three important roles in the world of assessment: evidence verifier, assessor and senior assessor mentor. Experience in a particular role can open the door to another exciting opportunity. Let's look at the details of each role!
Becoming an assessor allows you to enjoy rewarding work that opens up opportunities in your industry.
There are a number of opportunities for people wanting to engage in assessment and grow in their practice. The following pages have information abut our three key assessment roles, and details around the application process.
We support a number of different assessment roles including ; evidence verifiers, workplace assessors, roving assessosr and senior assessor mentors. They each have an important role with us.
These guys observe, record and verify evidence that the trainee is able to demonstrate particular skills and knowledge.
Our assessors are responsible for reviewing the evidence that a trainee has met the requirements of a qualification. Most of our assessors are based in the workplace. Some of our experienced assessors become contractors and provide assessments to other organisations.
Often referred to as SAMs, these guys are a key support for assessors in our system, and they are in place to support the overall robustness and integrity of Skills Active Assessor training and registration.
Find out more about how to start your assessment journey with our whānau below!
An evidence verifier is the assessor's sidekick. They use a range of methods to observe, collect and verify evidence that a trainee has the skills and knowledge required to gain our qualification.
Assessors judge whether trainees have the skills and knowledge required to gain nationally-recognised qualifications. There are two types of assessor - workplace and roving.
Senior Assessor Mentors (SAMs) are in place to support the overall robustness and integrity of Skills Active assessor training and registration.
Janet Stark is not a normal mum, according to her kids, and that’s okay with them. Most mums are not out loading up the truck in the mornings, and heading off to take lucky mountain bikers around the beautiful trails of Auckland.
Julz Darroch has been involved with Skills Active for many years, originally as a workplace assessor and now as a highly experienced senior assessor mentor (SAM). Julz is passionate about the role that assessment plays in lifelong learning and development, and not just for trainees.
CLM’s Nelson Aquatics facility manager Dave McKenzie has been working at Nelson pools for the past 20 years. In that time as he has grown his career and expanded his skills, he has developed a passion for helping others to upskill too.