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What Does the Moderator Do?

Completion requirements

The moderator's role should be fulfilled by an experienced registered assessor. Moderators need to be a qualified, registered assessor.

Moderators should, but are not limited, to:

  • Establish systems to standardise assessment, including the plans for internal moderation.
  • Monitor consistency of assessment records.

Through sampling:

  • Check the design of assessment materials for appropriateness before they are used.
  • Monitor assessment processes.
  • Check candidate’s evidence.
  • Check the results and decisions of assessors for consistency.
  • Investigate and report on any trends that may become evident.
  • Co-ordinate assessor meetings.
  • Liaise with external moderators.
  • Provide appropriate and necessary support, advice and guidance to assessors.
  • Adhere to and uphold the assessor and moderator code of conduct.

Lecturer Broadcast: Click here to view an explanation about what moderators do.

Click here to view a video about the characteristics of good student feedback.