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The functions of an Assessment Quality Partner – AQP

  1. An Assessment Quality Partner must, in respect of the qualifications and part qualifications specified in the Service Level Agreement;
  • recommend the external assessment specifications document for approval by the QCTO;
  • recommend the external assessment specifications document for approval by the QCTO;
  • develop and maintain a national data-bank of instruments for external assessments;publish exemplars of external assessments;recommend to the QCTO the accreditation and withdrawal of accreditation of skills development providers for the knowledge and/or practical skills component using criteria and guidelines provided by the QCTO;
  • register assessors and moderators for the external assessments;develop criteria for the accreditation of assessment centres or the approval of assessment sites for external assessments;recommend to the QCTO the accreditation and withdrawal of accreditation of assessment centres;
  • and recommend to the QCTO the accreditation and withdrawal of accreditation of skills development providers for the knowledge and/or practical skills component using criteria and guidelines provided by the QCTO.

 

  1. Coordinate and manage external assessment processes;
  2. Record and upload learner external assessment applications and achievements to the QCTO;
  3. Moderate at least 10% of learner external assessments;
  4. Recommend the certification of learners to the QCTO;
  5. Implement an appeals policy as guided by an assessment policy;
  6. Conduct learner tracer studies;
  7. Promote continuous professional development of AQP associated practitioners;
  8. Report to the QCTO on the performance of its functions in the form and manner required by the QCTO; and
  9. Provide a mechanism for RPL.

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EISA – External Integrated Summative Assessment

WHAT IS EISA’?

The External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA) is an integral and critical component of the QCTO’s quality assurance system.It is a single national assessment leading to the awarding of an Occupational Certificate.EISA ensures that the assessment of occupational qualifications,part qualifications and trades is standardised, consistent and credible.

EISA is conducted by applying nationally standardised assessment instruments which are developed and administered by a QCTO approved Assessment Quality Partner (AQP).EISA for a trade is what is commonly known as a Trade Test.

For learners to qualify for entry to EISA,they must provide proof of completion of all required knowledge,practical and work experience modules as stipulated in the qualification.The statement of resuIts obtained from the Skills Development Provider serves as proof that the candidate has satisfied all the requirements to be admitted to sit for EISA

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What are Qualification Assessment Specifications – QAS

The AQP will set the national standards to ensure validity and consistency of the external   summative   assessment.  The   QAS  form   an   integral   part   of   every occupational qualification and are developed for each occupational qualification and outline and record the following information:

  1. Title of occupational qualification;
  2. Curriculum reference number;
  3. Name and details of the AQP;
  4. External assessment strategy;
  5. Key occupational outcomes;
  6. The point(s) at which the qualification must be assessed (allowing for production cycle if required);
  7. Critical  identified  elements  of  ‘internal  assessment’  to  be  externally moderated (if any);
  8. Eligibility requirements for candidates for external assessment;
  1. Exemptions;
  2. Minimum requirements for the registration of assessors;
  3. Provide links to the AQP website for information on:

–              Criteria for accreditation of assessment centres

–              Exemplars of external assessment instruments

–              Relevant sections of AQP assessment policy and procedures: those required for public information, including language(s) of assessment and RPL;

The Qualification Assessment Specifications are developed during the qualification development process and it is expected that a minimum of 50% of the working group members should be experts in that particular occupational qualification.

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QCTO

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About the QCTO 

Quality Council for Trades & Occupations

The QCTO is one of the three Quality Councils provided for in the National Qualifications Framework Act (NQF Act No. 67 of 2008).

The QCTO was established under the Skills Development Act as amended in 2008 and became operational on the 1st April 2010 following the publication of Government Gazette No 33059, 1st April 2010

1. Vision

    QCTO vision is to qualify a skilled and capable workforce.

2. Mission

    The QCTO’s mission is to effectively and efficiently manage the occupational qualifications sub-framework in order to set standards, develop and quality assure national occupational qualifications for all who want a trade or occupation and, where appropriate, professions.

3. Values

Innovation and Excellence

    We rise to opportunities and challenges, we continuously learn, we are innovative and we consistently produce work of distinction and fine quality, on time, and in line with our clients’ needs.

Empowerment and Recognition

    • We enable people to make things happen, we encourage and support one another when and where needed, and we celebrate successful accomplishment of work.

 

Respect and Dignity

    We value and show consideration for all the people we work with, treat one another with kindness and thoughtfulness, and embrace inclusivity.

Ethics and Integrity

    We embrace and practice a moral code of trustworthiness, honesty and truthfulness in everything we say and do, and we honour our promises and commitments.

Ownership and Accountability

    We take ownership of our responsibilities and we answer for our decisions and actions.

Authenticity

    We protect the public by issuing authentic, quality qualifications.

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Glossary

Accreditation

Accreditation The certification, usually for a particular period, of a person, a body or an institution having the capacity to fulfil a particular function in the quality assurance system.

Assessment

The process of collecting evidence of learners’ work to measure and make judgements about the competence or non- competence of specified NQF registered occupational qualifications and part qualifications.

Assessment centre

A centre accredited by the QCTO for the purpose of conducting external integrated summative assessments for specified NQF registered occupational qualifications and part qualifications.

Assessment Quality Partner (AQP)

A body delegated by the QCTO to manage and coordinate the external integrated summative assessments of specified NQF registered occupational qualifications and part qualifications.

Occupational qualification

A qualification associated with a trade, occupation or profession, resulting from work-based learning, developed and quality assured under the auspices of the QCTO and consisting of the knowledge, practical skills and work experiencestandards and requires an external summative assessment.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The comparison of the previous learning and experience, howsoever obtained, against the learning outcomes required for a specified qualification and the acceptance for the purpose of qualification of that which meets the requirements.

Summative assessment

A component of the assessment process and refers to the culmination of the summative process when learners are subjected to a final sitting at the end of the learning cycle.

Verification

The process managed by the relevant body for externally verifying (checking) the authenticity of processes to confirm or overturn the findings.

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QCTO List of Acronyms

AQP Assessment Quality PartnerAQP Assessment Quality Partner
CEP Community of Expert Practitioner
DQP Development Quality Partner
FLC Foundational Learning Competence
MIS Management Information System
NAMB National Artisan Moderation Body
NQF National Qualifications Framework
QCTO Quality Council for Trades and Occupations
RPL Recognition of Prior Learning
SAQA South African Qualifications Authority
SETA Sector Education and Training Authority SLA Service Level Agreement

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PURPOSE OF THE ASSESSORS COURSE

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PURPOSE OF THE ASSESSORS COURSE
This generic assessor unit standard is for those who assess people for their achievement of learning outcomes in terms of specified criteria using pre-designed assessment instruments. The outcomes and criteria may be defined in a range of documents including but not limited to unit standards, exit level outcomes, assessment standards, curriculum statements and qualifications.

Those who achieve this unit standard through doing the assessors course you will be able to conduct assessments within their fields of expertise. The assessors course will contribute towards the achievement of a variety of qualifications and jobs, particularly within the fields of Education Training and Development Practices and Human Resource Development.

People credited with the assessors course are able to carry out assessments in a fair, valid, reliable and practicable manner that is free of all bias and discrimination, paying particular attention to the three groups targeted for redress: race, gender and disability.

In particular, people credited with this unit standard will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of outcomes-based assessment;
  • Prepare for assessments;
  • Conduct assessments;
  • Provide feedback on assessments; and
  • Review assessments.
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