Consensus Moderation

The December 2017 edition of the 11to12 Circular provided details to schools of Consensus Moderation in 2018. Principals and Moderation and Standards contacts at schools will be sent an email in March with information on how to register for Consensus Moderation in 2018. This email will contain the link to the registration page. Teachers identified by the school to participate in consensus moderation for each course offered will need the information contained in the email to register and to ensure the correct materials are provided at the meeting.

For enquiries relating to consensus moderation please email or contact Laura Dunnett on 9273 6776


Consensus moderation provides opportunities for teachers to build common understandings of the course standards that underpin comparability. Comparability between schools ensures fairness for all students.

Which courses?

Consensus Moderation
Year 12 ATAR Year 12 General
Applied Information Technology Automotive Engineering and Technology
Chemistry Building and Construction
English Drama
Mathematics Applications Integrated Science
Mathematics Methods Religion and Life
Media Production and Analysis  
Modern History  
Philosophy and Ethics  
Physical Education Studies  
Politics and Law  
Visual Arts  

During Term 1 2018, each school will be required to register one teacher for each of the courses above that the school is delivering. Registration details will be made available in March. Teachers are reminded that they need to have procedures in place to ensure that all marked student work is retained for moderation purposes.


Participation in consensus moderation is compulsory for all schools delivering a course in the list above.

During Term 1 2018, each school will be required to register one teacher for Year 12 (Unit 3 and Unit 4) for each of the selected courses that the school is delivering. This should be a teacher who is currently teaching that pair of units.

Details of the teacher registration process will be provided to schools in March.


The consensus moderation process will be conducted in two blocks of 2–3 weeks’ duration (one block in Term 2 and one in Term 3).