We are committed to ensuring that all of our trainees receive high quality training and are assessed fairly and consistently against national standards. We do this by:
- Developing assessment resources for Connexis managed Unit Standards.
- Having a robust registration process for our assessors.
- Pre-assessment moderation of assessment material for Connexis resources and our training providers that deliver our qualifications.
- Following best practice for moderation.
- Providing professional development and support for our moderators and assessors.
An assessor makes a judgment on the skills and knowledge of an individual to determine whether they meet the required competencies (unit standards). Some companies have their own in-house assessors, while others use assessors outside their companies.
Registered assessors have industry experience and extensive technical knowledge and skills. All workplace assessors will hold unit standard 4098 – Use standards to assess candidate performance or have demonstrated equivalent knowledge and skills.
To ensure all registered assessors have sufficient knowledge and skills, assessors are provided with an assessment scope. This scope reflects the experience and qualifications the assessor currently holds and determines what unit standards they may assess.
Ensuring the quality of assessment
Connexis moderators moderate assessment decisions of registered assessors. This is a quality assurance process to ensure assessors are making similar decisions and that assessments are valid, consistent and fair.
Connexis sets the National Standard for consistency in assessment through its moderation process. This process ensures that:
- Assessment decisions are fair, valid and consistent.
- Assessment decisions are reliable and consistent between assessors.
- Moderation supports assessors and providers to meet industry standards and helps identify where improvements may be made.
Assessment results reporting
Assessors are now required to enter assessment results via the new Connexis Assessment Results Workbook. To assist you with the use of this workbook please find the resources below:
- Assessor Scopes of Registration
- Workbook Userguide
- Workbook FAQs
- Entering Results in Workbook Video Walk-through
- Saving Master File Video Walk-through
If you have any issues entering results please contact QA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Targeted Training Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF)
Contact email@example.com for more information.
Who carries out moderation?
Moderation is carried out by moderators who are senior in their industry and are responsible for conducting:
- Internal moderation of the assessments carried out by Connexis registered assessors.
- Pre-assessment moderation of assessment resources developed for Connexis managed unit standards.
- External moderation, including evaluation visits of training providers with Consent to Assess Connexis managed qualifications and unit standards.
Moderation Events & Meetings for 2021
Drinking-Water and Wastewater Treatment Peer Review and Moderation
Procurement & Asset Management Peer Review and Moderation
NZDEP Peer Review & Moderation
Connexis Consent Moderation and Assessment Policy and Procedures (CMAPP)
Quality Assurance Policies and Procedures CMAPP gives effect to the Connexis Governance Policy and explains the responsibilities of Connexis Assessors and Providers with Consent to Assess. View it by clicking here.
EEA REPORT TO CONNEXIS ON UNIT STANDARDS FOR “TESTING”
Assessors and moderators for Electricity Supply: please note the advice given in the report prepared by EEA for Connexis. The Guidance Information will be updated to include this information when the unit standards are next due for review. View the report by clicking here.
Connexis Assessor Forums 2021
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested!
Online Assessor Forums
There are no more forums planned for 2021. Please keep an eye out for 2022 dates.
RCC Assessor Refreshers Online
There are no more RCC Refreshers planned for 2021. Please keep an eye out for 2022 dates.
Book now to attend an Assessor Forum:
Moderators are an integral part of the assessment and QMS process. Connexis administers the moderation system through a supportive and educative approach. Moderators will be expected to contact assessors as part of this process, and provide constructive feedback regarding the moderation results.
Applications to become a Connexis Moderator are accepted throughout the year. All applicants must meet the current moderator selection criteria before applications are presented to the Connexis’ National Moderator for consideration. If you are interested in applying to become a Connexis moderator please fill in the Moderator Application Form and email this back to email@example.com
For Training Providers
We work closely with a range of training providers who deliver training for the Infrastructure Industries.
As part of being a Connexis accredited training provider our Annual Moderation Plan indicates those that have been selected for an Evaluative Visit in the coming year. This is in accordance with CMR 101 and 120.
If you would like to become an accredited training provider, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualification, Programme & Unit Standard Reviews
To ensure our qualifications, programmes and unit standards are fit for purpose and useful for industry they undergo reviews. Every five years (or sooner if industry triggers an early review) an review and consultation process on a qualification, programme and/or unit standards.
For details on our active reviews, please visit the industry pages below.
Become a Connexis Assessor
As a Connexis Assessor you can apply your skills and knowledge to enable others to achieve unit standards leading to industry qualifications. Assessors judge competency levels and assess trainee assessments. Being an assessor is a key role in supporting trainees to get recognition for their skills through the achievement of industry qualifications.
To become a Connexis Assessor, as a pre-requisite, you are expected to attend a Connexis Assessor Training Course and must hold unit standard 4098 Use standards to assess candidate performance. If you already hold unit standard 4098, an assessor application will be considered if you complete the Assessor Application Form and return to email@example.com.
The two unit standards covered in the Connexis Assessor Training Course are:
- 4098: Use standards to assess candidate performance
- 11281: Prepare candidates for assessment against standards
- Candidates will learn about Assessor process and practice and complete the practical tasks required to achieve US4098 and US11281.
- Connexis will forward two assessments for candidates to complete as trainees. The assessments must be completed prior to attending the course.
- The two-day course runs from 9.00am to 3.00pm each day.
- The cost to attend a two-day Assessor training course is $550.00 (plus GST)
- A minimum of eight registered attendees are required for a course to proceed. Courses will be confirmed two weeks prior to the advertised date.
- Understanding the Connexis workplace assessment process
- Understanding unit standards, qualifications, and associated governance
- Preparing trainees for assessment
- Assessing trainees
- Best practice in assessment
- Tools to gain unit standards 4098 and 11281
- Completion of US4098/11281 assessment. Candidates alternate roles as trainee and assessor and will be observed conducting pre-assessment, assessment and post assessment processes.
- The completed 4098/11281 portfolio is submitted to an external assessor for assessment.
2022 Assessor Training Course Dates and Locations
Wellington – March 9th and 10th
Christchurch – March 15th and 16th
Hamilton – March 23rd and 24th
Dunedin – May 10th and 11th
Auckland – June 1st and 2nd
Register Your Interest in Assessing Trainees in 2022
Connexis has a library of assessment resources which have been pre-assessment moderated. Assessor and trainee assessment resources are available for unit standards in Connexis qualifications. These resources are pre-assessment moderated to ensure they are fair, valid and consistent and meeting the National Standard. The assessor guide resources are available to registered assessors and can be downloaded through the Learning Management System. To do this:
- Go to the eLearning page on this website.
- Once your logged in you will see the assessor dashboard screen with a welcome message.
- Below the message is the Resource Search bar.
- Type in the Unit Standard number of the resources you are looking for and click go.
To place an order for assessment resources fill out this form: Resource Order Form.
If you can’t find the assessor guide you’re looking for, please contact resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have difficulties logging into the Learning Management System, please contact email@example.com.
Note: We have recently reviewed a number of Resources and have made improvements based on feedback we have received. Please click here for the complete list of resources that have been updated between 1st July to the 28th September
Assessor Application Guide – for new assessors
Assessor Application Form – for new applications, extension of scopes and re-registration
Pre-assessment Moderation Cover Sheet – to accompany all requests for pre-assessment moderation
Post-assessment Moderation Cover Sheet – for new assessors
Post-assessment Moderation Cover Sheet – for active assessors