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Roles and responsibilities

The SACE Board:

  • appoints a SACE officer to lead and support the moderation process 
  • appoints an assessment panel for final moderation of each subject, consisting of
    • Lead Practitioner(s)
    • subject supervisors (the number depends on the number of moderators appointed)
    • moderators (the number depends on the size of the student cohort)
  • lists all schools, by school number, and allocates schools to moderators. Moderators are not allocated to
    • their own school
    • a school with which they have a conflict of interest
  • trains moderators and supervisors in the moderation procedures via PLATO courses and meetings, where applicable
  • requires all assessment panel members to
    • maintain confidentiality throughout and after the moderation process in accordance with the SACE Board’s Code of Conduct 
    • declare any potential conflicts of interest
    • ensure the security of school and student results, information, and materials.
  • advises moderators about work health and safety
  • advises moderators about the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC).


  • Submit completed Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest forms
  • support the SACE Officer in selecting and preparing calibration materials, where applicable
  • together with the SACE Officer and Lead Practitioner(s), oversee the outcomes of the moderation process by:
    • independently reviewing adjustments recommended by moderators, to confirm or adjust results submitted by the school
    • identifying evidence in the sample that reasonably explains the basis of the adjustment at the inspection points and A+ grade levels (if awarded by the school)


  • Submit completed Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest forms
  • participate in calibration activities prior to moderation in PLATO courses and meetings
  • moderate according to the moderation procedures and the instructions of the SACE Officer
  • identify potential breaches of rules