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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

2021 (TBC)

Domestic Fees: *
$354Scholarship info

International Fees:*
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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.

 Career & Study Outcomes

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

 Course Information

  • Use standards to assess candidate performance

 Domestic Entry Requirements

Open entry.


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

 International Entry Requirements




 Advice & Guidance

UCOL's Short Course in Work-based Assessment comprises 6 credits.

Candidates will be able to register with a relevant ITO or criteria setting body to describe, use and apply standards to their place of work. Students will be able to assess the work competency of colleagues. 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 Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.