What is moderation?
Moderation is the quality assurance process used to ensure that assessment process and decisions are valid. When BCITO, training providers or schools assess students against unit standards, we want to ensure that the decisions are fair and reasonable.
Moderation involves two-way communication. Recommendations and requirements are made for good practice assessment, and there is an opportunity for assessors to give feedback about unit standard design and resource development for future reviews.
How BCITO moderates
We check the decisions made by assessors to ensure they are making accurate and consistent decisions about trainees’ competency against unit standards. This means we can reasonably say that our trainees’ abilities are being assessed fairly and consistently.
We conduct moderation processes according to the BCITO Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR). The following documents are referenced within the CMR:
- QA 507 Internal Moderation Process for Schools and Providers
- BCITO Moderation Five Year Plan 2016 - 2020
- QA 552 Recommended Industry Quals for CMR 0048
- QA 553 Moderation and Consent to Assess Appeal Form
Industry productivity guidelines for carpentry
Two unit standards in Elective B of the National Certificate in Carpentry refer to work requirements as detailed in the following industry productivity guidelines:
- demonstrate knowledge of, set out and install interior proprietary partitions on site (4346)
- demonstrate knowledge of, set out and install suspended ceilings on site (6155).
Further information about assessing against these unit standards can be requested from Tim Reid:
Phone: 03 353 0975
Cell: 027 476 5025.