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New process for External Moderation 2017
A2017/04 - 2 Feb 2017


Principal’s Nominee
All teachers

New process for External Moderation 2017

As part of its ongoing digital strategy, NZQA has developed an online application for managing national external moderation. This provides a new interface for the moderation process and will improve the end-to-end process of the moderation cycle by changing the way education organisations and NZQA interact. For those organisations already submitting online, you will notice a more intuitive, streamlined system where NZQA hosts all your submissions. The purpose of moderation however remains unchanged.

Within this new system education organisations can:

  • manage moderation plans
  • submit materials for moderation online or continue to submit physical material in courier bags
  • submit materials at any time throughout the year up to their submission date
  • access moderation reports and their annual moderation summary
  • query or appeal a moderation report, and
  • track the progress of moderation submissions via a dashboard.

This new application is available through your Provider Login by selecting the External Moderation link.

Where can I find out more? At

This web page includes links to training and support materials. The training and support materials are also accessible from the homepage of the external moderation application.  The platform is new and we welcome all feedback on how to enhance any features.


Please refer any enquiries relating to this circular to your School Relationship Manager.

School Relationship Manager
School Quality Assurance and Liaison
Telephone: 04 463 3000


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