Effective Self Assessment, Micro credential


Wanting to lead self assessment to improve stakeholder outcomes? QED’s latest offering provides for exactly that. Our Level 5, 10 credit micro-credential aims to provide PTEs with people who can design and implement effective self-assessment processes and procedures to improve outcomes for stakeholders, including NZQA's for EER.

For 10 credits at Level 5, “Effective self assessment for quality outcomes” is focused on exactly which NZQA rules and guidelines apply where, and how to ensure that your team is collating and analysing appropriate data for self assessment and EER. The end result will be your own thorough evaluation of your PTE's self assessment practice, and your own tailored and methodical approach to improving it by efficiently and effectively capturing naturally-occurring evidence to better meet stakeholder reporting requirements.

It’s effectively QED’s “advanced EER workshop”, and is intended for PTE people who want to be really confident about meeting stakeholder need – including NZQA's need for exceptional evidence to rate performance and self assessment as excellent in the next EER. It focuses on systems to meet the data analysis requirements of the regulatory framework, and results in solid documentation of your improved self assessment, and a practical schedule for you and your colleagues to continue.

The micro-credential includes opportunities to plan and implement improvements at your PTE to embed good practice. There will some online resources, and at least one face to face workshop, as well as an assessment. Please let us know if you’re interested and we’ll send the enrolment form with further details including entry requirements. 

Efficient and effective QA

We know lots of PTEs looking to simplify their compliance management and streamline evidence gathering. And most PTEs are so focused on giving quality service to customers that self assessment sounds like another language, and an irrelevant language at that: sure effective self assessment is required but what PTEs need is efficient self assessment.

So here at QED we’ve developed a micro-credential designed to help your team focus on efficiently collating relevant evidence, and just analysing what matters in usually just 10 weeks, or longer if you need more time.

This short and productive micro-credential chunks down NZQA rules and requirements, and you get to participate in zoom workshops to help clarify just what your team needs to focus on.

Whenever PTE people get together someone will soon say “but we’re really small, and quite unusual, even for a PTE…” but only because we forget that most PTEs are very responsive to a particular niche in the world of training. For most of us, our customers just need the training to “do what it says on the tin.”

The priority in this micro-credential is translating into QA-speak how you meet your stakeholders’ needs, then streamlining your reporting of outcomes. Documenting this assignment ends with you having a clear plan of what’s next to improve to help build the resilience and capability of your PTE.

The end result will be a thorough evaluation of your PTE's self assessment practice, and a tailored and methodical approach to improvement by efficiently and effectively analysing evidence to meet stakeholder needs, including NZQA's reporting requirements.

Most of the material will be online, with each module closely mapped to the learning outcomes, and a reference library including NZQA's a coded version of NZQA's tangled web of Rules and Guidelines.

Each module presents topics in a logical order, and relates to a specific section of NZQA rules and the EER KEQs. Let us know if you’re interested in building your PTE's self assessment capability by joining us for the ESA micro-credential.