New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) New Zealand (nationwide)

NZQA contract for service moderator

Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Certificated teacher

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 10:22 AM 17 November 2021
Closes 5pm 06 December 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HARKU

NZQA is looking for internal assessment moderators for:

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Geography
  • Home Economics
  • Pangarau
  • Physical Education
  • Mana Wahine
  • Māori Preforming Arts
  • Mana Wahine
  • Ngā Mahi a Te Whare Pora
  • Ngā Toi
  • Te Reo Māori
  • Samoan
  • Supported Learning
  • Technology - Digital Technology
  • Technology - Design & Visual Communication

As a moderator you will have the chance to work with other subject experts to ensure fair, valid and consistent assessment against the standards. You must understand the principles of standards-based assessment and have knowledge of the New Zealand Qualifications Framework and the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA).

You must have current or very recent recognised teaching and assessment expertise in NCEA Levels 1-3 in your specialist subject area. Preference will be given to applicants with proven regional or national involvement. Experience in facilitating workshops is desirable.

Contract and training

Suitable applicants will be trained prior to confirmation of appointment. The training is online and will take approximately 8-10 hours of online interaction.

Participants will be required to successfully complete the training before a contract for services will be offered. The contracts for service may be between individuals and NZQA, or between individual employers and NZQA.

If further information is required, please email


When you submit your application, you will be sent a unique ID. Reply to the email with this unique ID to send your CV and certified copies of qualifications relevant to this application.

NZQA has a formal appointment process to ensure that all applicants are fairly treated, and the best applicant is selected for the contract. Selection is based on assessing each applicant’s skills, knowledge, abilities and experience against the role definition for the contract.

When applying for a contract for service please include all relevant information relating to your experience and skills for this contract. Please provide the names and contact details (e-mail address and phone number) of at least two referees who can comment on your subject expertise, leadership and credibility.

How to apply

use the 'Vacancy link' to apply and send your CV to:

Moderation Applications
(04) 463 000

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HARKU

Listed 10:22 AM 17 November 2021
Closes 5pm 06 December 2021

New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) NZ

Organisation details

New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA)

Location: New Zealand (nationwide)