National external moderation
What is national external moderation?
The national external moderation system provides assurance in the quality of assessment carried out by organisations with consent to assess. Toi Mai manages national external moderation in accordance with the relevant Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) document.
For our post and pre moderation service level agreement please look here
What are the types of moderation?
There are three different types of national external moderation activities. These are:
- Pre-assessment moderation – assessment materials are moderated prior to use with candidates.
- On-site moderation – Assessors’ decisions are moderated while a candidate is being assessed.
- Post-assessment moderation – Assessors’ decisions are moderated after the assessment has taken place.
Pre assessment moderation
Pre-assessment moderation will continue as specified in the current CMR documents. You can access the CMRs on the NZQA website at this link.
Providers (including schools) need to complete a pre-assessment moderation cover sheet and email their required documentation and the coversheet to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge for pre-assessment moderation.
Please find the pre-assessment moderation coversheet here.
Post assessment and onsite moderation
There are no requirements for providers to take part in post-assessment or onsite moderation for the remainder of 2021, unless the provider is contacted by Toi Mai.
This is because Workforce Development Councils will focus on priority moderation activities, and planning for 2022 to ensure the most value is added to industry and the vocational education system.
The 2022 national external moderation plan is still available to read here
To access the Post Moderation Coversheet, please click here
Moderation Appeals process
Providers may wish to appeal moderation decisions made by Toi Mai.
Appeals must be received within 15 working days of receiving the moderation outcome report. Providers need to complete a Moderation appeal form and email it to email@example.com.
Please find the moderation appeals form attached here.
Please see our FAQs or email firstname.lastname@example.org .