Key assessment roles

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!

Pathways for assessors

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. 

Key assessment roles 

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.

Evidence verifiers

These guys observe, record and verify evidence that the trainee is able to demonstrate particular skills and knowledge.

Assessors

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.

Senior Assessor Mentors

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!

Learn more about each role

Evidence verifiers

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

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

Senior Assessor Mentors (SAMs) are in place to support the overall robustness and integrity of Skills Active assessor training and registration.

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