Waihanga Ara Rau will support consent to assess applications where they are the standard setting body.   

Providers (including schools) must apply to NZQA for consent to assess any unit standards they intend to assess, and meet the requirements of the appropriate Consent and Moderation Requirements. 

As part of the NZQA application process, providers will need to supply a letter of support from the relevant Workforce Development Council. This letter attests that the provider meets the specific industry requirements, including having the resources to effectively deliver and assess the unit standard(s).   

How to apply

Providers can access an application form for Waihanga Ara Rau support for consent to assess here. Please email the completed form to moderation@waihanga.nz.

Please note that NZQA makes the final decision on the consent to assess application, and the process is not completed until NZQA has granted consent to assess to the applicant organisation.  For more information on the NZQA process, please refer to the website.

You can find our quality assurance measures on our National external moderation page.

Contact us

Please see our FAQs or email moderation@waihanga.nz