Programme builds confidence in apprentice assessment


If you are involved in training or want to get involved in training an apprentice then completing the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation’s (BCITO) Workplace Assessor Training programme could be for you.

The programme is suitable for all workplace assessors operating in the construction industry. Participants who successfully complete the two-day course and follow-up assessments will achieve Unit Standard 4098 Use standards to assess candidate performance.

The programme was developed to meet industry needs, and since its introduction has made a marked difference to the work practise of those who have achieved the unit standard.
The key to the programme is its practicality. The two-day course is custom designed for BCITO clients with a construction focus.
Following the course a BCITO training advisor visits onsite to observe assessors completing two assessments — putting into practice the theory learned on the course.

By taking part and completing the programme assessors will:

• gain an improved understanding of the assessment process,
• have greater confidence in your ability as an assessor,

• reduce re-assessment by getting it right the first time, and
• make assessment and time spent doing the books more productive and efficient.

In 2008 around 650 people attended the two-day course. Here’s what some of the past attendees have had to say:
“The course was great. I left with the reassuring feeling that apprentices can be assessed effectively.” (Wellington, March 2008)
“The course was well set out and easy to understand, thanks!” (Central Otago, May 2008)

“I now have a lot more knowledge of the BCITO system, how it works, who is involved and what is required of me as an assessor.” (Palmerston North, March 2008)

The courses are open to BCITO-registered assessors, are free to attend and are available across the country.

A course calendar can be viewed online at or contact a local BCITO regional office on 0800 422 486 for upcoming course dates in your area.

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