Peer review of NZQA unit standards
Some unit standards 'owned' by NZQA are quality assured differently to the others and must go through a peer review process which has an important role in meeting our compliance requirements with NZQA currently and in the near future with the Workforce development councils.
NZQA owned unit standards include communications & interpersonal skills units such as 9680 - Communicate within a specified organisational context or 11101 Collaborate within a team which has an objective.
Click here for a list of NZQA unit standards in Primary ITO programmes.
All Workplace Assessors must have the first three (3) assessments of any of these unit standards, they assess, checked by the Peer Reviewer before reporting learner results.
We recognise many assessors are new to assessing NZQA Unit Standards, so the NZQA Standards Assessor Tips Guide has been developed to assist you with gathering the required assessment evidence to meet the national standard for these unit standards.
Peer Review process
- Assessors must email Learner assessment(s) to (email@example.com) for review. Once the assessment(s) have been peer reviewed, a report is emailed to the Assessor with the outcome.
- If the learner's assessment meets the requirements of the unit standard the Assessor can report the result in the normal manner.
- If the peer reviewer feels further evidence is required, the assessment will be returned to the assessor with a report indicating where further evidence required. The assessor then needs to collect further evidence and re-submit it to the Peer Reviewer.
- Once an Assessor receives three (3) consecutive successful peer reviews for a particular unit standard, this unit will be awarded permanently and added to their assessor scope. There is no requirement to submit any further assessments to peer review (for that unit) prior to reporting.
- There is a five (5) working day turn-around from the time the Peer Reviewer receives the assessment, to the time the assessor will receive feedback. This ensures only a brief hold-up in reporting credits.