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    Workplace Assessor

This course is designed to train and qualify experienced personnel to prepare and conduct assessment against standards in the workplace, complete assessment administration, and review the assessment and assessment practice.
The course emphasises the use of assessment to continually improve training and assessment practice, as much as providing a means of judging competence.
The course focuses on ensuring the collection of a sufficiency of valid evidence to assure judgements of competency.
The course provides appropriate training and qualification for anyone engaged as a workplace assessor: For example, as an on-the-job (OTJ) or Industry Training Organisation (ITO) assessor.
This course contributes to a National Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Level 4).

Course Structure

Due to the requirements of the units within this course, the course is structured as a two (2) day face to face training session, where trainees will be provided theory and practical application of assessment methods and tools. Followed by the requirements that are needed to be completed within the workplace and then submitted to the VHNZ Assessor for marking.

Course Overview

People will learn:

  • The definition of assessment.
  • The purpose of assessment.
  • The types of assessment.
  • Assessment methods.
  • How to conduct effective assessment.
  • How to recognise and avoid problems in assessment.
  • How to make judgements based on evidence.
  • How to evaluate assessments.
  • NZQA unit standard based assessment.
NZQA Unit Standards
4098     Use standards to assess candidate performance 
11281   Prepare candidate(s) for assessment against standards
18203   Verify evidence for assessment

Attendance Numbers     Minimum of 6, maximum of 12 per trainer
Course Duration            2 days, followed by workplace evidence to be submitted to the VHNZ Assessor.

Entry Criteria
Trainees to bring: A pen and paper; a workplace standard, a Standard Operating Practice and/or assessment they can use to assess learners in the workplace if they have one and want to assess against it. Otherwise they can bring an idea of an assessment they wish to develop and use.
A laptop and data key would be an advantage, although not strictly necessary.

Special Notes
It is essential that the assessments providing evidence for these unit standards are real. Simulations will not be used for the assessment of unit standards unless their use is common practice for the type of unit standard being assessed e.g. emergency response.
If trainees do not have access to appropriate assessments, relevant pre-moderated assessment material may be purchased from VHNZ. VHNZ will provide hard copies of the assessments, a marking guide, and a moderation report, for a small fee. Your Industry Training Organisation (ITO) may also be able to provide you with pre-moderated assessments.

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