Application for consent to assess for standards or domains within Competenz gazetted scope
Consent to assess certifies education organisations to assess unit or achievement standards and award credit for them. It is granted by NZQA, and can only be granted to organisations that are registered training providers.
The full process to apply for consent to assess is outlined below:
The applicant plans the application and becomes informed
The applicant establishes the desired scope for consent to assess
The applicant checks the CMR requirements
The applicant responds to the general and industry-specific criteria in the CMR
The applicant checks the level of standard-setting body involvement
The applicant applies to the relevant ITO for a letter of support
The applicant submits the application to NZQA
NZQA receives documentation and starts the evaluation process
NZQA conducts site visit (in conjunction with the relevant ITO, if required)
NZQA decides and notifies the applicant of the outcome
NZQA publishes the outcome.
To apply for a letter of support from Competenz (step 6 above):
Complete the application form
Attach all supporting documents to confirm that the organisation meets all the CMR requirements
Email your application to email@example.com
The turnaround time for the process is 2-4 weeks, depending on the quality of information provided in the application
The cost for the application is $75 for administration and $150 per hour for evaluation of application.