Consent to assess

Muka Tangata will support Consent to Assess applications where we 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).    

Consent and moderation requirements

Muka Tangata is responsible for the development and maintenance of Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) documents. 

Each CMR covers the requirements which organisations must meet to assess against unit standards in the scope of the CMR, and the moderation process that organisations with consent to assess need to engage in.   

The CMRs have not changed from their current versions for the transitions to Workforce Development Councils (WDCs). However, a coversheet has been added to each CMR to identify the relevant WDC(s). For more information, please refer to the NZQA website


How to apply

Providers can seeking consent to assess can apply for Muka Tangata support using the support for ‘consent to assess application’ form 

Submit completed applications here

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 NZQA website  


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