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Moderation is the quality assurance process of monitoring and evaluating assessment documentation and assessor decisions to ensure that standards are applied validly and consistently to all learners.
If you’re an assessor, moderators will evaluate your documentation and decisions to ensure that:
Moderation gives you valuable feedback on your assessment practices so you can improve them where needed.
In a pre-assessment moderation, we check the quality of assessment tools before you use them. Moderators make sure the assessment asks the right questions in the right way, so it collects the right amount of evidence of the learner’s competence against the unit standard.
In a post-assessment moderation, we check your assessor judgement for fairness and consistency. Moderators make sure learners have met the standard and that your decisions are consistent with national standards, your other assessments, and assessments of other assessors. We conduct post-assessment moderations in an annual cycle.
The table below shows the different ways we moderate and how they work.
When we moderate your learner assessments, will depend on what primary industries sector you’re in.
Go to our 2022 moderation calendar [PDF, 122KB] to find out when your sector will be moderated.
We normally ask for moderation samples between February and November. We expect you to take part in moderation and submit your learner assessments within 15 days of us asking.
For more information on what documents and evidence to send in for moderation - view our Sending Assessments for Moderation video
If you disagree with a moderation decision, contact our Academic Integrity Team first – we'll do everything we can to resolve your complaint.
Email: [email protected]
If you’re not satisfied with the result, you can lodge a formal appeal by completing a Moderation Appeal form [PDF, 1.63MB].