Assessment Guidance

If you’re thinking about taking an assessment for the first time, or it’s time to be reassessed to maintain your registration, download our handy info sheets to guide you through the competence assessment process.

 

Info Sheet 1 The Competence Assessment Process

Don’t know the difference between competence-based membership and registration? Not sure which register to apply for or what type of assessment to take? Read our introduction to the competence assessment process. 

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Info Sheet 2 Understanding the Assessment Process

There are five stages in the competence assessment process. Learn about what happens at each stage.

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Info Sheet 3 Starting your Assessment

Assessments are managed in our secure, online tool - My IPENZ. Find out how to get access and read our tips for a successful application.

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Info Sheet 4 Creating Work and Learning Records

Getting into the habit of regularly recording your work and learning activities will make it easier to complete your application. Learn how to add create work and learning records and add your accredited qualification to My IPENZ.

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Info Sheet 5 Assessment Criteria for Initial Registration

Assessment criteria are used to assess your work and learning outcomes. Learn how to structure your answers and the types of evidence you should provide. Engineering Geologists should use info sheet 5b instead.

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Info Sheet 5a Assessment Criteria for Initial Registration (Structural Engineers)

As a structural engineer, you’ll need to provide specific information. Use this information together with info sheet 5 for examples of the specialised evidence you should provide.

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Info Sheet 5b Assessment Criteria for Initial Registration (Engineering Geologists)

If you’re applying for initial registration as an Engineering Geologist you’ll need to provide specific information. Learn how to structure your answers and the types of evidence you should provide.

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Info Sheet 6 – Assessment Criteria for Continued Registration

You need to be reassessed at least once every six years to stay registered and show you’ve kept your knowledge and skills up-to-date. Learn how to structure your answers and the types of evidence you should provide.

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Info Sheet 7 – Completing an Assessment for Initial Registration

Follow our step-by-step guide to completing your assessment for an initial registration application in My IPENZ.

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Info Sheet 8 – Completing an Assessment for Continued Registration

Follow our step-by-step guide to completing your assessment for a continued registration application in My IPENZ.

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Info Sheet 9 – Definition of Terms

Check this handy glossary for explanations of some of the specialised words we’ve used in our info sheets.

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Info Sheet 10 – Frequently Asked Questions

Still have some questions? Take a look at our frequently asked questions or get in touch with our friendly assessment team.

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Complete assessment guidance

Want the full picture? Download all the info sheets in this convenient handbook.

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