If you’re already an assessor, this section is a resource for you. If you’re interested in being an assessor, find out about what is involved here.
Assessors assess a learner's competence against standards that MITO sets.
Being a good assessor — assessing learners fairly, validly, and consistently — is an important skill, and MITO places great value on that skill and experience.
You need the ability to build relationships with learners and their employers and supervisors. You need to both assess and encourage the learner, and provide feedback on their progress to them and their employer or supervisor.
You also need to keep your knowledge and skills up to date in the areas you’re assessing. As a registered assessor, you will need to participate in MITO moderation every year and undertake up-skilling every three years.
MITO is committed to continually improve the training for the learners and industries that we serve. We look for a similar commitment from our assessors.
MITO employs three types of assessors to do workplace assessments:
Contracted Assessors are independent of a specific workplace. They can do assessments in any workplace, once a MITO Industry Training Advisor (ITA) has arranged for an assessment to take place.
Contracted Assessors also carry out Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) assessments, assessing the current skills of MITO learners towards a National Certificate.
Workplace Assessors do assessments only in their own workplace or group of workplaces. If you want to become a Workplace Assessor, your employer needs to support your application, so discuss it with them first.
Having a Workplace Assessor in the workplace is of benefit to your employer as it results in a discount on MITO annual training fees.
Independent Assessors are registered to assess the unit standards in your allocated scope, independent of a workplace and a contract with MITO (e.g. a Contracted Assessor or Workplace Assessor).
The unit standards you are registered to assess reflect your area of expertise.
Click here to download MITO's Registered Assessor Manual.
Find out more about becoming a MITO registered assessor.
Information for assessors
Contact us for details of your local ITA to discuss becoming a contracted or workplace assessor.