Assessment Design Training


Design and Develop Assessment Material for your Organisations

Edbiz specialises in offering Assessment Design training courses both onsite and via distance learning. We can provide a course fully tuned to the needs of your business.

NZQA Unit Standards Included

Our courses lead to the achievement of NZQA Unit Standard 11552, which allows a holder to:

  • Design assessments and guides for learners or trainees
  • Modify existing assessments that do not pass internal or external pre-assessment moderation, or that need to be updated to a new version of the standard
  • Develop assessment tasks, specific questions, or scenarios for specific courses or candidates
  • Submit assessment materials for pre-assessment moderation to be approved prior to use within an organisation


This course follows on from the 4098 Assessor Training Course.


We are able to offer a limited number of public courses for those looking to become qualified Assessment Designers. Please subscribe to our public course mailing list to receive our latest course updates, and register your interest in the course.

Further Information

NZQA Unit Standard 11552

Assessors will develop assessments that meet the requirements and context of your learners, organisation, industry training organisation and/or standard setting body.

The design assessment activities course is designed as an interactive workshop focusing on applying the principles of quality assessment design. We utilise our proven design process to analysis the unit standards involved, select appropriate and valid assessment methods and develop assessment tasks or activities.

Assessment Designers then follow the organisation or widely accepted Provider Assessment Schedule or Evidence and Judgement Guide format to prepare evidence and judgement statements that directs assessors to making consistent, fair assessment decisions based on sufficient and current evidence.

Assessment & Post Course Timeframes

Candidate Designers will then apply the knowledge, skills and process to their organisation for another two assessments that need to meet your internal quality assurance and moderation requirements. This evidence will then be compiled to produce a portfolio of evidence for assessment against unit standards 11552.

Please note:

  1. The two sets of assessment material must be approved as meeting internal or external moderation requirements
  2. You must seek out and consider stakeholder input. For example, a Learner or an Assessor

One or both of these requirements may take time to process and one leads to the other, i.e. an Assessor cannot use assessments until they have been approved, so allow for these timeframes after the course and after you have designed the two assessments.