SPELD NZ Assessor training focuses on the administration and interpretation of the Woodcock-Johnson test batteries. It’s aimed at those who are likely to get the required NZCER Level C grading after course completion.

The training is in two parts: Part A is on use of the WJIV assessment batteries, report writing, acquisition of reading skills and identification of specific learning disabilities. Part A usually runs from August to November (TBC).  Those wishing to become a SPELD NZ Assessor may be invited into the Part B programme. This is a 12 month mentoring practicum for trainees wishing to be registered as SPELD NZ Assessor.

For more details, see our Assessor training programme and overview

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To be eligible to enrol, you must have:

  • Appropriate Bachelor or higher qualifications in Education, Teaching or Psychology, including advanced courses in psychometric theory and personality/abnormal psychology, (see page 3 of the NZCER registration guidelines here)
    OR
  • Registration with Board of Clinical or Neuro-psychology.
How to apply for the 2019 SPELD NZ Assessor training course:
  1. Send us a copy of the Assessor training application, reference form, and a police vetting request.  Here are the guidelines on what is required for police vetting.  Please also provide a certified copy of your university transcript completion of appropriate courses.
  2.  Email your application to nationaloffice@speld.org.nz and post original documents to SPELD NZ, National Office PO Box 24-617, Royal Oak, Auckland 1345

Applications for 2018 training have now closed.

For further details of on our 2019 Assessor training, please contact: eo@speld.org.nz

SPELD NZ Assessor training is not an NZQA-approved course.

NB: If you would like to attend SPELD NZ professional development, use SPELD NZ resource libraries and receive our magazine, you may like to take out SPELD NZ Friend membership.  It costs $40 and as we are a registered charity, the donation is tax deductible.  To download a Friend membership form, click here