Assessing Performance

A training course for trainers of adult learners which aims to introduce participants to the practice of standards-based assessment. It is particularly suited to trainers who are assessing against NZQA unit standard or non-unit standard based courses.

 How skilled are you when it comes to preparing for assessments and carrying them out?

The course is based on NZQ Framework unit standards and provides 12 credits towards the 40 credit National Certificate in Adult Education & Training (Level 4). It can be delivered over two full training days or in a format that best suits your organisation and your staff. 


The unit standards covered are:

  • 4098: Use standards to assess performance (Level 4 Credits 6)
  • 11281: Prepare candidates for assessment (Level 4 Credits 3)
  • 18203: Verify evidence for assessment (Level 4 credits 3)

The course will enable participants to:

  • Prepare candidates for assessments
  • Carry out fair and valid assessments
  • Verify the assessment evidence
  • Make sound assessment decisions based on the evidence collected
  • Give feedback on trainee performance
  • Document assessment results

The course content includes:

  • planning of assessments
  • preparing trainees for assessment
  • verifying evidence
  • conducting assessments
  • reporting of results to trainees and external agencies.

A mix of interactive and individualised learning activities will be used on the course with an assessment assignment to be completed following the course.

Course Fees

For public courses: $650 per participant, $620 special early-bird rate if you pay more than two weeks prior to start date (fees exclude GST).

For in-house courses: We will negotiate an all-up fee with you, depending on the delivery format you choose and trainee numbers. We offer discounted rates for more than 8 trainees.