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OPITO Competence Assessor Training Standard

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 9018

Who is this Product for?

The Competence Assessor Training has been developed for individuals who are designated to perform the role of competence assessor within their organisation.

What does this Product cover?

This Product imparts the initial training requirements to enable trainee Assessors to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out competence assessments.

The objectives of this training are that learners will be able to:

(a) Understand the principals and corresponding roles and responsibilities involved in competence assessment

(b) Plan and carry out an assessment

(c) Monitor and verify assessment records

(d) Objectively review and assess different types of evidence

(e) Understand the importance of robust record keeping

(f) Deliver assessment feedback

Note: For the purpose of this product:

Learners are the people attending this Competence Assessor Training programme.

Candidates are the individuals whose performance will be assessed in the workplace

Entry Requirements

There are no formal learner pre-requisites for attendance on the Competence Assessor Training; although learners must provide evidence that they will have access to assess a minimum of two candidates undergoing an assessment process in their workplace.

Product Achievement Requirements

To achieve the Competence Assessor Training the learner will need to complete the 3 mandatory units and the Workplace Evidence Requirements 

Guided Learning Hours

14 hours

What could this Product lead to?

Upon successful completion of the training and with evidence that the skills and knowledge have been successfully applied in the workplace, the learner would be eligible to conduct workplace assessments, providing they are technically competent in the discipline being assessed.

Following this training, it will be the responsibility of the employing organisation to allow each assessor to gain further experience. This will normally fall under the direction of the organisation’s internal verifier position(s). 

An OPITO Competence Assessor Certificate will only be issued to the learner after the OPITO-approved centre has assessed the learner’s workplace evidence and deemed it as meeting the required Standard.


There is no expiry date for the OPITO approved Competence Assessor Training certificate.

Note: It is the learner’s employing company’s responsibility to determine the validity of this certificate and how to re-validate the learner’s training. 

Please note: If the expiry date on the learners previous certificate is within 3 months prior of the course enrolment date then the date of the new certificate should correspond with the expiry date of the existing/previous certificate unless stated otherwise by the Duty Holder or Asset Owner or Operator.

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