Workplace Assessor Distance Programme

We understand that you cannot always get away for a 1–2 day training course or wait until the next public assessor course is organised in your region.

This programme is designed for people who have had current experience of an assessing framework, or who have frequently observed assessing practice within the NZQA framework or similar. It is a boosted programme that is designed to be self-paced through with 1-2 phone or email interactions within the 3 month return period by a support trainer/assessor provided to you.

The public workshop option is best for people with limited experience of workplace assessing.

You can start your course when you need to, with the content you require – depending on the unit standards you need, your experience and prior knowledge.

Our Distance Learning Brochure has more information.

Register online if you wish to enrol for a distance learning course.

4098 Distance Programme

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Assessment
  • The Education System and Standards Based Assessment in NZ
  • The Assessment Process
  • Collecting Evidence & Assessment Material Design
  • How to Use Assessment Material
  • Assessment Guides and Evidence & Judgement Schedules
  • Common Assessment Tasks and Assessment Schedules
  • The Role of the Assessor and Organisation Assessment & Moderation requirements
  • Making Assessment Decisions
  • Providing Assessment Feedback
  • Reporting and Administration of Assessment
  • Assessment Review reflecting on Assessor Practice, Assessment Material and organisation context and procedures

Unit Standards Included

Our distance learning Assessor Training courses provide the resources to meet the learning outcomes for:

4098 Use standards to assess candidate performance
11281 Prepare candidate(s) for assessment against standards



You will not have to leave work to do your Online Assessor Training as the timeframes are meant to be flexible.

You can plan the timeframes of your Online Assessor Training course around the scheduled dates of the two assessments that you will be doing.

Our only requirement is that you need to have completed your assessment within 90 days of your start date.

Delivery Method

We have a series of online presentations and activities to deliver the knowledge required to be an Assessor in New Zealand.

You will apply your knowledge in your workplace to work through the processes.

Click here if you wish to register for a Distance Learning course.


Standard Price

Workplace Assessor course - $473.00 + GST per participant.

There are distance programmes available for moderating and designing assessment. Please contact us for theese options.


Support Resources

Edbiz distance learning courses have support resouces that can be accessed for the following:

Assessor Training Support Resoures

Moderator Training Support Resoures

Special Notes

We work with adult educators and assessors who have different backgrounds in adult education ranging from those entering the education sector with no experience in assessing against unit standards to those who have been assessing under an accredited organisation for sometime.

We recognise prior learning and workplace experience. Contact us so we can customise your training to suit.

Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.