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Short Course Certificate in Work-Based Assessment

Level 4

Does work-based assessment form part of your role as a supervisor or manager? UCOL’s Short Course Certificate in Work Based Assessment gives you the opportunity to broaden your skills, attitudes, knowledge and increase your competency as a result.

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Level: 4

Locations: Palmerston North

Duration: 17 weeks

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Domestic Fees:*
$341.25Scholarship info

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International Fees:*

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.

This certificate for training and assessment is appropriate for a range of occupations. Work-based assessors assess the performance of trainees. A work-based assessor is usually expected to undertake some supervision of 'on-the-job training'. This may conform to external standards or organisations own training scheme.

 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.


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.