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Most of our programmes involve assessment, enabling you to gain credits towards a nationally recognised qualification.
Guidelines for Students
Before completing any assessment you should have a good understanding about what the New Zealand Qualification Framework
is about and what qualifications and/or unit standard you are working towards. It is also important to understand:
- why you are doing a particular assessment & at what time and for how long it will take place
- what you need to bring and what resources you will have available during the assessment
- what you have to do to complete the assessment (including how many times and to what standard)
- who will be present during the assessment and how the marking will be done
- when you will get feedback after the assessment and what will happen if you don't get everything right
- how you will be told about your results, how they will be recorded and reported, and who will see them
Registration of Credits
On completion of an assessment, your credits will be lodged with NZQA by the College. You may view your progress by accessing your Record of Achievement on the NZQA website. Credits already achieved at other learning establishments will already be registered with NZQA and will be taken into consideration towards your qualification. There is no need to re-sit assessments already achieved.
If you receive a 'need more evidence' or ‘not achieved’ decision for assessment tasks you will be given further opportunities to achieve the assessment. A maximum of two additional opportunities, as soon as practicable, will be offered. Where the task assessment has not proceeded due to other circumstances such as unsafe conditions, equipment failure, or preparation failure of the assessor, you will not be disadvantaged. Positive feedback and / or further opportunities for learning will be given to help you reach the standard required.
If you are dissatisfied with an assessment decision please speak directly with the person who made the decision as soon as possible. This will usually be your tutor. If you cannot resolve the issue with your tutor then please speak to the College Manager. If this does not provide an acceptable resolution, then you may put an appeal in writing to the General Manager. You may seek help from support staff to put your appeal in writing and you will also need to attach the assessment evidence to the letter. The General Manager will collaborate with the College Moderator, and where appropriate the National Moderator, to reach a decision.