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Certificate in Work-Based Assessment (Training Scheme)

Certificate in Work-Based Assessment (Training Scheme)

Level 4

Does work-based assessment form part of your role as a supervisor or manager? Prepare for your role with UCOL’s Certificate in Work-Based Assessment (Training Scheme).

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Level: 4

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North

Duration: 17 weeks

2022 Dates TBC

Domestic Fees: *
$354.00Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

Learn how to assess apprentices or trainees against vocational standards by undertaking UCOL's Certificate in Work-Based Assessment (Training Scheme). The skills you learn will build your competencies as a supervisor or manager, and will add value to other areas of your daily work life.

The course comprises attending a workshop at UCOL and undertaking two supervised workplace assessments at your organisation, for which you will write-up. Note that you have 17 weeks to complete the workplace assessment requirements from the start of your enrolment.

As part of the application process, please provide a supportive statement from your supervisor or manager.

 Course Hours & Duration

 Total of 16 lecturer supported hours and 44 independent study hours.

 Career & Study Outcomes

Graduates will be able to assess the work competency of colleagues.

Employment Pathway: Graduates will be able to register with a relevant ITO, criteria setting body or employer to describe, use and apply occupational standards to their place of work.

  • Hospitals
  • Community agencies
  • Maori health education
  • Iwi-based health centres
  • Government departments
  • Employment overseas 

Further study options include the following Unit Standards:
11281: Prepare candidates for assessment
18203: Verify evidence for assessment for candidate
11552: Design assessment
11551: Moderate assessment
11280: Manage the assessment process for an organisation

 Course Information

Note: As a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time. If you have any questions call an Enrolment Advisor on 0800 468 265.

From 2023, UCOL and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga. So, if you join UCOL in 2023, you will be awarded Te Pūkenga certification. And, if you are a current learner graduating in 2023, you will be awarded a co-branded certificate.

This course comprises 6 credits.

Unit Standard 4098: Use standards to assess candidate performance

The aim of the course is to provide a qualification for those assessing trainees or apprentices in the workplace.

Duration 50hrs.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

Open entry.


For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Please enquire for details

 Advice & Guidance

To optimise the chance of student success, 100% attendance is strongly recommended.

Recognition of prior learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the Recognition of Prior Learning Form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course or unit standards have already been met.

 Additional Costs

Useful resouces include:

Fletcher, S. (1997). Competence-based assessment techniques. London: KoganPage.
Fletcher S. (1994). Work Based Assessment, UK: Kogan Page.
Hall, W.C. (1995) Key aspects of competency- based assessment. Leabrook, ‘S.Aust: National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd.
Peddie, R.A. & Tuck, B. (1995). Setting the standards – the assessment of competency in national qualifications. Palmerston North; Dunmore Press.


The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020, and Universal College of Learning Limited, a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga is accredited to teach it.