National external quality assurance plan

Moderation Calendar

Every year Toitū te Waiora develops a Moderation Calendar and makes it available to registered providers. The calendar outlines sectors to be moderated, and the timing of moderation throughout the year.

Based on the Moderation Calendar and education organisation activity, selected education organisations will be asked for assessment samples from the previous 12 months. These requests will be sent to the education organisation moderation contact person or Principal’s nominee during the quarter.

To support your planning to provide post-assessment moderation submissions during 2024, a high-level calendar for 2024 is below.

Quarter One Quarter Two Quarter Three Quarter Four
  • Allied Health Assistance
  • Brain Injury Support
  • Community Support Services
  • First Aid
  • Cervical Screening
  • Occupational Health and Safety Practice
  • Core Health
  • Health and Disability Principles in Practice
  • Older Persons’ Health and Wellbeing
  • Supporting People with Disabilities
  • Occupational Health and Safety Practice
  • First Aid


  • Workplace Fire and Emergency Response
  • Workplace Emergency Risk Management
  • Hazardous Substances and Materials
  • Occupational Health and Safety Practice


Provider Practical Moderation Visits


Providers will be contacted directly to schedule these for observation of assessment delivery

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Disability
  • Mental Health and Addiction
  • Embalming


  • Health and Disability Principles in Practice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Workplace Emergency Risk Management
  • Iwi/Māori Social Services
  • Youth Work
  • First Aid
National External Quality Assurance Plan

The National External Quality Assurance Plan is developed from guideline principles developed by Ohu Mahi Workforce Development Councils – the collective of the six WDCs. It is developed to support your organisation in preparing for external quality assurance and moderation with Toitū te Waiora and may also assist with developing internal quality systems.