Schools and providers need to apply for consent to assess any of the unit standards that we've developed. This page tells you all about what's involved in this process.
So, you are planning to apply for consent to assess? There's a process involved, so it's helpful to get in touch with us as early as possible. We're here to help and can support you with getting the consent to assess scope you need.
Any school or provider is welcome to apply for consent to assess through Skills Active. But it's important to know that NZQA will ultimately be responsible for granting you consent to assess. You can find more information about NZQA's application process here.
Before you apply, please check out our list of expiring unit standards. We cannot approve Consent to Assess for any expiring unit standards.
Skills Active has two processes for schools and providers seeking consent to assess, depending on the level of the unit standards.
If you want to assess unit standards at Level 1 and 2, first review the process. No fees apply.
You need to be able to meet certain requirements to assess any of the standards registered with NZQA. Each standard has an associated Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) document, which outlines the specific requirements for consent to assess that you'll need to be able to meet.
You can find CMR documents on the NZQA website.
Find the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) documents you're looking for, by searching for the reference number here.
Ref: 0099 - for Community Recreation, Environment, Outdoor Recreation and Ngā Mahi ā te Rēhia, Snowsport, Sport, Fitness, and Diving
Ref: 0102 – for Outdoor Recreation and Ngā Mahi ā te Rēhia
Ref: 0069 – for Fitness
Ref: 0180 – for Diving
Ref: 0050 – for Outdoor Equipment, Snowsport and Driving
As part of the NZQA application process, schools and providers also need to supply a letter of support from the relevant industry training organisation.
This letter shows that you meet the specific industry requirements and that you have the resources in place to effectively deliver and assess the unit standard(s).
Before we can give you a letter of support, we will need some information from you. We've listed this information below.
Schools and providers who have consent to assess any of our programmes need to participate in moderation to ensure consistent and fair assessment practice across the board.
This is for providers who need approval for a programme they have designed to fit with a qualification Skills Active has developed.