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SETA Registration

Who must register with the SETA after completion

Who must register with the SETA after completion.

  • TRAINYOUCAN will register you on the NRLD database that will reflect your credits and achievements for the relevant programme. This meaning that you will become and certified Trainer, Assessor and Moderator for example. Some programmes, like the Assessor, Moderator and SDF require you a separate registration with the SETA that only the learner can complete. TRAINYOUCAN however provide free resources to all learners who completed the actual course with us to register with the relevant SETAs at no cost.Learners can also forward a email to verifications@saqa.org.za with your name and ID number in the subject line to receive a detail summary of your achievements. (From your metric certificate to any certified achievements. Note that these are only updated in February and August each year.)

GUIDELINES WHEN REGISTERING ASSESSORS AND MODERATORS WITH THE DIFFERENT SETAs

GUIDELINES WHEN REGISTERING  ASSESSORS AND MODERATORS  WITH THE DIFFERENT SETAs

Or download the PDF copy below:

Assessors and Moderators SETA Registrations Help Document

ABOUT US:

TRAINYOUCAN SETA Accredited Training Network is an accredited training provider through the ETDP SETA with level 4 BEE Status and provides both accredited courses and customised learning training programmes to organisations looking to maximise their investment in developing their staff in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. We leaders in courses such as Train the Trainer also known as Facilitator Training, Assessor, Moderator and SDF or Skills Development Facilitator Training Courses.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT:

This document was created by TRAINYOUCAN SETA Accredited Training Network, to assist learners who completed courses with the network to registering with the different SETAs. This was compiled with the general intention of registering with the most common or popular SETAs. Some may have change depending on the specific SETAs requirements.

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All rights reserved. No part of this document shall be reproduced, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the TRAINYOUCAN. No patent liability is assumed with respect to the use of the information contained herein. Although every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this guide, TRAINYOUCAN assume no responsibility for errors or omissions. Nor is any liability assumed for damages resulting form the use of the information contained herein.

1. What does it mean to be a qualified trainer?

Train the Trainer [800x600]Currently there is no stipulation/guidelines on any SAQA policy to become a certified/accredited trainer, also knows as facilitator. The industry norm is that all trainers must have at least obtained an OBE or Outcome Based Education certificate in Adult Education and Training on a NQF level 5 or higher. Currently the more acceptable choice or preferred will be unit standard 117871, previously 9957, also completed through the ETDP SETA – Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority, that is ultimately responsible for Education and Training nationally in South Africa between the SETAs.

Most SETAs added these requirements to their policies and request that you must have this before allowing you to facilitate any of their programmes. There is no need to register with the SETA as a trainer on the moment. This will be checked during programme approval or during the verification of learner results by the SETA with the training provider.

What is the benefit of becoming a certified/accredited trainer through this unit standard?

  1. Your certificate is based on OBE or Outcome Based Education, not only an attendance certificate that does not have any weight.
  2. You were assessed, found competent and certified by a national recognised body and appear in the NRLD or National Record Learner Database, together with all your other qualifications.
  1. Becoming the minimum industry norm for contracted or employment with training providers or corporate companies.
  2. Give you a detailed background of the different SETAs and processes followed to assess learners with the best possible learning opportunities.
  3. Nationally accepted in South Africa, however most of the international countries and employers also accept this, due to the fact that this was delivered on OBE principles. (This could also be verified by the relevant foreign qualifications board of the particular country.)

2. What does it mean to be a qualified assessor?

Assessor2 [800x600]All assessors and moderators must be (a) qualified and (b) register with the different SETA. To become a qualified assessor or moderator the candidate must first be trained on unit standard 115753 (previously 9927 or 7978).

During training the candidate must produce a portfolio of evidence and must be assessed as competent by the ETDP SETA – Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority. 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, and will be able to conduct assessments within their fields of expertise.

Any SOR – Statement of Results from anyone else is not valid, for example the SERVICES SETA. No SETA will accept Assessor Certificates, but instead a valid SOR (Valid printout from the SETAs database to confirm you appear in the system). At this stage it only means the candidate is qualified as an Assessor and it does not give the newly qualified assessor the right to start assessing any learners on SAQA Unit Standards or Qualifications.

New learners will have to complete the unit standard 115753 to become qualified assessors. Learners who have completed the assessors course in the past on either 9927 or 7978 will automatically qualify for this, as the previous unit standards is linked to the new one.

Process summary:

  1. Enrol for the “official” assessors course 115753 (previously 9927 or 7978) that is registered with the ETDP SETA.
  2. Attend training, and submit a portfolio of evidence on completion.
  3. Your Portfolio is assessed, moderated and eventually certified by the ETDP SETA. Any provider who issue certificates at the end of the class did not follow the process and issued “FALSE” certificates. We recommend that you skills to section 4 of this document to verify your results.
  4. The ETDP SETA issue your updated SOR and only now the Training Provider is allows to issue your Certificate.

In order to commence assessing the newly qualified assessor must apply to one or more of the SETAs to register as a constituent assessor. (Register to get on their SETAs database.) The choice of programmes for which the new assessor applies for registration will be dependent on the education and/or experience of the new qualified assessor. Should the SETA deem the applicant to be qualified then they will register the applicant as a constituent assessor with a list of the programmes and will issue a letter of registration that is valid for a period of 3 years. This letter of registration will indicate the qualifications and/or unit standards against which the new assessor may carry out assessments for that particular SETA.

3. What is the process from assessor to moderator?

Moderator [800x600]The newly qualified assessor may continue with his/her studies and decide to qualify as a moderator. The candidate would then complete training on the moderator unit standard 115759 (previously 9929 or 7977) and would follow the exact same process as outlined above – certification by the ETDP SETA. This unit standard is intended to cover any situation in which moderation occurs, whether this be internally, i.e. within the ambit of the provider-assessor, or externally through cooperating providers, or externally through professional bodies and quality assurance bodies.

It is “recommended” in some cases that candidates should also complete unit standard 115755, but is not a final requirement as this do not have real value and add additional cost to the course.

Registering with the SETA as an Assessor or Moderator.

By this stage you should be a qualified (accredited) assessor and/or moderator on unit standard 115759 (previously 9929 or 7977) and received your valid SOR from the ETDP SETA. (Not the certificate).

4. How to I register with the SETAs as a Assessor or Moderator?

Process that will be followed:

  1. Obtain a copy of the SETAs assessor or moderator registration document, or visit:
    1. trainyoucan.co.za/setas
    2. etqa.co.za for additional resources.
    3. TRAINYOUCAN members can request additional support on trainyoucanforum.co.za.
  2. Certified copy of your ID document, not older than 3 months.
  3. Certified copy of your SOR, not older than 3 months.
  4. Updated personal portfolio. (Also known as your CV) that should include (a) personal detail, (b) detailed list of all your qualifications – not only a summary, (c) detailed list of all your workplace experience with reference to where you obtained this and from or the duration.
  5. Certified copies of all your certificates to validate the detail on your personal portfolio.
  6. List of all the unit standards or qualifications you request scope for (in that particular SETA), with cross reference between this and your personal portfolio to indicate that you have a minimum of 2 to 3 years experience in each request. You can download this directly from SAQA on this link here http://regqs.saqa.org.za/ or download the SAQA Help document from trainyoucan.co.za/saqa.

5. Scam warning with these certificates and SOR documents.

imagesThere were already cases where Training Providers issues “false” or “invalid” SOR documents in the past. (Documents were edited/photo-shopped/tampered with.) Most of the SETA will now verify your SOR also known as Statement of Results details with the ETDP SETA before registering you on their database as an additional security measure. Learners can also verify their achievements and results directly from SAQA on the NRLD or National Record Learner Database by following the criteria on this link: www.trainyoucan.co.za/verify.

Learners who completed any course with the TRAINYOUCAN Network can request for a copy of their SOR – Statement of Results or Certificate at no cost through our helpdesk. We do however require your full details to ensure we dealing with the correct person for verification purposes. Note that results are only uploaded on Feb + Aug each ear on the NRLD (SAQA) database.

Alternatively you can also e-mail your National ID number and full names to verifications@saqa.org.za. You will receive a transcript of all the information on your learning enrolments and achievements that is on the NLRD.

For verifications concerning a third party, an agreement needs to be signed first. E-mail: verifications@saqa.org.za for a copy of the agreement.

These “hard copies” must be completed in detail and handed in with your closest SETA office. Reminder that there are currently 21 SETAs in South Africa.

Without the SOR and SETA letter that is not older than 3 years, may the assessor not carry out assessments on any learner or SETA. The registration of constituent assessors normally falls away after a period of three years and a new application must be submitted to renew their details in the SETAs database. (Simple process to update your details)

6. What is the duration and cost involved:

There is no direct SETA cost involved in the registration process, but some people/agencies might ask you a fee to assist in compiling this pack of paperwork as part of the administration procedure. Most learner complete this themselves as the process is fairly simple to follow.

The registration duration process is totally dependant on the SETAs staff and processes. Some SETAs you can simply walk-in and walk-out within 15min time with all your documentation, dependant that this they all correct. Other SETAs may take several months to respond, and again, is totally dependant on the staff and processes followed.

Anyone making use of an assessor should request both documents (SOR and SETA Letter) and should keep these on file as the moderator and verifier will want to verify this during site visits or verification.

7. Should I register with all SETAs:

No, there is no need for you to register with all the SETAs, but there could be some advantages in registering with as many as you can. The reason for this is simply because:

  1. Employers/training providers often looking for freelancers/recruitment of new staff who already meets all the criteria and who has already registered with the relevant SETAs. Most of the recruitment adverts states that you must produce evidence where you have “scope” (where you registered and have a valid letter from the SETA to assess in a specific unit standard or qualification that is still valid – within the 3 years period. This could give you an advantage over other recruitments. There is also no risk involved for the employer or training provider, as you already registered with the particular SETA.
  2. Training providers can only register/offer new programmes if they have qualified trainers, assessors or moderators with scope (valid letters from that SETA to assess or moderate in that particular unit standard or qualification). Now where to you think do they get them? They simply contact the SETA and request a copy of the registered assessors and moderators against that particular programme. Alternatively you can also list your details on www.trainingdirect.co.za at no cost to you.

8. How should I compiling my Personal Portfolio or CV.

WHAT IS THIS CV or Portfolio?

Your personal portfolio (sometimes we also refer to it as your CV) is a summary of your workplace and educational experience. (Typical layout of our personal portfolio.)

  • PERSONAL INFORMATION
  • EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATIONAL HISTORY
  • WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE
  • ACHIEVEMENTS

1. PURPOSE?

The purpose of your personal portfolio is to provide evidence to the ETQA department (Education Training Quality Authority) of the relevant SETA that you have the scope (the range of an individual’s knowledge and practical/workplace experience) to either provide training, assess or moderate learners in that field. The rules that normally apply to all SETAs are: a) two years or more workplace experience or b) a qualification/achievement of a higher level.

2. HOW DO THEY CHECK THIS?

The ETQA Managers in the different SETAs will follow the following steps.

  1. Identify the unit standards in your application that you require scope for.
  2. They then look at the following:
    • They first confirm that the unit standards belong to their SETA by looking at the bottom of the unit standard. (see what qualifications its linked to and what SETAs can approve these qualifications)Function
      • Look at the range statement and embedded knowledge on the unit standard for specific instructions on facilitation, assessment or moderation options. (most unit standards don’t have any special requirements)
      • Identify the different specific outcomes and the assessment criteria on the unit standard and match this to your personal portfolio to confirm you have the scope for the area. Pay special attention to the different terminology used in different companies and on the unit standard. You may want to make reference or include different terminology or terms used on your application or CV/personal portfolio to illuminate confusion.

3. PROCESS FOLLOWED.

Proof of your competency and scope will be requested during the following processes.

TRAINERS

  • Recruitment and appointment of training & educational staff.
  • Submission of new skills programmes for approval.
  • Training provider accreditation process.
  • Site visits conducted by the SETA.
  • Form part of the Quality Management Policy for delivery, where the training provider confirm that only qualified and experienced trainers/facilitator will be used to deliver learning material.

ASSESSORS

  • Qualified Assessors must register/link themselves to the different SETA with the unit standards and request approval to assess someone on a specific unit standard. This process is also referred to as “scope”.
  • The Assessor can only assess a learner on a given unit standard if you already a) completed the registration/linking process of the relevant SETA and b) received confirmation from the SETA that he have the scope to assess learners in that unit standard.
  • Assessors must also request to be linked to a specific training provider. This process must be done in writing and the following must be in place before this process can be completed. [ a) letter of employment or b) memorandum of agreement on file + a signed copy of rules of conduct]
    • Any learner who completed the Assessor Moderator course with the TRAINYOUCAN Network can request this letter directly from our ETQA Offices at no cost.
  • During the administration process, the learner will be linked to the assessors name in the SETAs database. The assessor will only appear in the database if a) he/she is registered with that SETA, b) have the scope to assess the unit standard and c) is linked to the Training Provider). The training provider will not be able to certify and upload the learners if these processes were not followed.

MODERATORS

  • The same process as for Assessor will be followed to registered Moderators.
  • As per the requirements for unit standard 115759 must all moderators a) be registered assessors and b) have the scope to moderate in the specific field and c) completed at least 6 assessments for new qualified individuals.

Example:

US Unit Standard Description Reference to my experience
15214 Customer service. Refer my CV/Portfolio point 57
17541 Assist customers and advice. Refer my CV/Portfolio point 57 +58 +59
17454 Great customer in a Wholesale and Retail outlet. Refer my CV/Portfolio point 57 + Certificate

4. REGISTERING/LINKING WITH SETA’S.

Assessors and moderators can request the required application documents directly from the different SETAs or download templates from the SETAs website. SETAs may also request all application to re-apply or update their documents after a set period. This period is normally 3 years from registration or linking to the SETA. Process to follow:

  • First determine the different unit standards you want to register with. http://regqs.saqa.org.za/
  • Then determine the SETAs they registered with or the SETA you want to use.
  • Request or download the application form from our website and complete all fields as far as possible.
  • Include a detailed copy of your CV/personal portfolio.
  • Include certified copies of your ID book and copies of your achievements in this pack. (date stamped not older than 3 months).
  • Contact the SETA directly and determine the local of the closest ETQA manager.

The following template can be used to compile your Personal Portfolio or CV. TRAINYOUCAN Members who completed the courses with us in the past can also download this document in word format directly from our members forum on www.trainyoucanforum.co.za.

Registering with the SETA Part 2

Registering with the SETA Part 2

In this short video we look at registering Assessors with the different SETA’s.

Links used in this video clip.

SAQA Website: www.saqa.org.za

TRAINYOUCAN Video Blog: www.youcantrain.co.za

httpv://youtu.be/jyFjvy7OtgE

See our video online here: http://youtu.be/jyFjvy7OtgE

 

MY PERSONAL PORTFOLIO

1.  WHAT IS THIS?

Your personal portfolio (sometimes we also refer to it as your CV) is a summary of your workplace and educational experience. Typical layout of our personal portfolio.

  • PERSONAL INFORMATION
  • EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATIONAL HISTORY
  • WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE
  • ACHIEVEMENTS

2.  PURPOSE?

The purpose of your personal portfolio is to provide evidence to the ETQA department (Education Training Quality Authority) of the relevant SETA that you have the scope (the range of an individual’s knowledge and practical/workplace experience) to either provide training, assess or moderate learners in that field. The rule that normally apply to all SETA’s are: a) two years or more workplace experience or b) a qualification/achievement of a higher level.

3. HOW DO THEY CHECK THIS?

The ETQA Managers will follow the following steps.

  • Identify the unit standards in your application that you require scope for.
  • They then look at the following:

o   They first confirm that the unit standards belong to their SETA by looking at the bottom of the unit standard. (see what qualifications its linked to and what SETA’s can approve these qualifications)

o   Look at the range statement and embedded knowledge on the unit standard for specific instructions on facilitation, assessment or moderation options. (most unit standards don’t have any special requirements)

o   Identify the different specific outcomes and the assessment criteria on the unit standard and match this to your personal portfolio to confirm you have the scope for the area. Pay special attention to the different terminology used in different companies and on the unit standard. You may want to make reference or include different terminology or terms used on your application or CV/personal portfolio to illuminate confusion.

4. PROCESS FOLLOWED.

Proof of your competency and scope will be requested during the following processes.

a) TRAINERS

-Recruitment and appointment of training & educational staff.

-Submission of new skills programmes for approval.

-Training provider accreditation process.

-Site visits conducted by the SETA.

-Form part of the Quality Management Policy for delivery, where the training provider confirm that only qualified and experienced trainers/facilitator will be used to deliver learning material.

b) ASSESSORS

-Qualified Assessors must register/link themselves to the different SETA with the unit standards and request approval to assess someone on a specific unit standard. This process is also referred to as “scope”.

-The Assessor can only assess a learner on a given unit standard if you already a) completed the registration/linking process of the relevant SETA and b) received confirmation from the SETA that he have the scope to assess learners in that unit standard.

-Assessors must also request to be linked to a specific training provider. This process must be done in writing and the following must be in place before this process can be completed. [ a) letter of employment or b) memorandum of agreement on file + a signed copy of rules of conduct]

-During the administration process, the learner will be linked to the assessors name in the SETA’s database. The assessor will only appear in the database if a) he/she is registered with that SETA, b) have the scope to assess the unit standard and c) is linked to the Training Provider). The training provider will not be able to certify and upload the learners if these processes were not followed.

c) MODERATORS

-The same process as for Assessor will be followed to registered Moderators.

-As per the requirements for unit standard 115759 must all moderators a) be registered assessors and b) have the scope to moderate in the specific field and c) completed at least 6 assessments for new qualified individuals.

5. REGISTERING/LINKING WITH SETA’S.

Assessors and moderators can request the required application documents directly from the different SETA’s. SETA’s may also request all applicants to re-apply or update their documents after a set period. This period is normally 3 years from registration or linking to the SETA. Process to follow:

a)      First determine the different unit standards you want to register with.

b)      Then determine the SETA’s they registered with or the SETA you want to use. (The responsible SETA’s will appear at the bottom of the unit standard)

c)      Request or download the application form their website and complete all fields as far as possible.

d)     Include a detailed copy of your CV/personal portfolio.

e)      Include certified copies of your ID book and copies of your achievements in this pack. (date stamped not older than 3 months).

f)       Contact the SETA directly and contact the local of the closest ETQA manager to you.

 

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION
Full Names: Your Name
Surname : Your Surname
ID Number : 790629 4512 085
Gender : Female
Physical Address : XXXXXXXXXXXXJohannesburg1234
Postal Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXJohannesburg1234
Contact Detail : Tel: 073 4541 225Cell: 084 9881 979Fax: 084655424312Email: my@email.co.za
Languages :
Read Write Read Write
Afrikaans Y Y Sesotho
English Y Y Setswana
isiNdebele siSwati
isiXhosa Tshivenda
isiZulu Xitsonga
Criminal Record : None
Drivers License : Code 08
Nationality : South African
References : Miss XXPrevious EmployerTel. 08264512121Mr BBWWSSPrevious EmployerCell. 085451212132

 

 

2. EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATIONAL HISTORY
Education : Value AddedMqhawe highMatric (Grade 12)
Work History : * Ethekwini Municipality 2000 (4 Years)* Waitressing 2010 (6 Months)* Battery Centre 2011 (10 Months)* Staff Training Skills 2012 to date
Registration and scope with SETA’s : WRSETA

  • Facilitator – 2010
  • Assessor – 2010
  • Moderator – 2010

PSETA

  • Facilitator – 2012
  • Assessor – 2012
  • Moderator – 2012

 

3. WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE

 

Ref: Detail / Provider Course Experience Date or period of experience. Field
1 Value Added High School Grade 12 Metric Education
2 Sports Club Coaching -Couching of learners and children with general fitness activities.-Induction to new members. 20022 Years in total Coaching
3 Unisa Teaching numeracy & literacy This does not help at all. What did this include? Education
Managing project This does not help at all. What did this include? ??????? Project Management
4 Trainyoucan Telesales This does not help at all. What did this include? ??????? Telesales
Effective communication skills This does not help at all. What did this include? ??????? Communication
5 Trainyoucan Receptionist and front line.-Venue Hire-Bookings-POE Control-External customer communication-Manage bookings and invoicing.-Office stationary control.-Venue hire stock control.-General and temp staff control.-Interpreter. 2009 to date ReceptionistStock ControlCustomer Service
6 Computer operation.-Email, Internet operation-Online helpdesk support-Learnership database control.-Certification of learners.-Learner correspondence.-Accounting and invoicing.-Editing and managing bulk printing.-Skype online support 2009 to date Computer Operation

  • Customer Service

 

Question : Does it say anywhere on your portfolio that you can operate a computer, browser the internet or send and receive emails?

You mentioned on your portfolio that you have receptionist experience. Question : Did you mention that you have:

  • more than 2 years experience in this field,
  • that this experience include answering and making telephone calls,
  • that you have experience working with a executive switchboard or just a home telephone,
  • that you controlled parcels and stock,
  • access control of security ,
  • worked with different departments and a staff complement of more than 5 people,
  • communicating messages through to different staff,
  • handle customer queries and complaints or
  • ordering of supplies.

 

4. ACHIEVEMENTS
Provider US ID Qualification Date Achieved Credits
KZNFootprints 117871 Train the Trainer ??????? ???????
115753 Conduct Assessments ??????? ???????
115759 Conduct Moderation ??????? ???????
Trainyoucan NA Telesales ???????
NA Effective communication skills ???????
NA Management  & leadership skills ???????

 So lets have a look at what SAQA say about this.

SAQA’s REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTERING ASSESSORS, POLICY DATES 1st OCT. 2001.

  1. All registered assessors must have met the requirements of the generic assessor standard, and should be certificated by the ETDP SETA or by the relevant ETQA in agreement with the ETDP SETA in this regard.
  2. All Assessors should be able to demonstrate competence against the new standard, either through participating in a training and assessment programme or through undergoing an RPL process.
  3. All registered assessors are registered to assess using specified standards and/or qualifications: the registered assessor must be able to demonstrate competence in relation to these specified standards and qualifications, at or above, the level of the qualifications in question.
  4. All registered assessors must have met any additional requirements laid down by their constituent ETQA.

SAQA’s VISSION WITH THIS PROCESS:

Learning is no longer something that is “done to” the learner, but something that the learner is actively involved in. As such, the role of the assessor has changed” from being a “gate-keeper”, who uses assessment to prevent learners from developing further, to a supportive guide who has the success of the learner at heart – so that the learner can gain access to further learning.

SAQA GUIDELINES FOR APPROVING ASSESSORS

Assessors must have proficiency in the subject matter of the discipline or learning area in which the standards and qualifications they are responsible for falls. The assessor should have either the same qualification as the one that is being assessed, or a qualification in the same ‘family’ as the one being assessed. ETQAs need to define what the acceptable “family” is for their qualifications. In some cases however, assessors must have the actual qualification they are assessing – this is especially true for occupations in which lives are at risk. In some cases, ETQAs may wish to insist on a qualification at least one level above the one they are assessing.

This is usually the practice in formal academic qualifications up to level 7.

1. SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE

SAQA requirements states the following:– ‘the registered assessor must be able to demonstrate competence in relation to the specified standards and qualifications, at or above, the level of the qualifications in question’.

However, the exact requirements must be decided by the ETQA in relation to assessments within its primary focus.

2. TEXTUAL EXPERTISE

Assessors should:

  • know exactly what is expected of the learners by way of standards which the learners have to meet.
  • have cross-field knowledge but remain subject-matter and/or occupational experts
  • understand what forms of assessment are appropriate to their discipline/field and to the NQF level being assessed.
  • have relevant occupational qualifications.
  • understand the ‘language’ of the field they are assessing, i.e. both the technical terminology as well as the ways of thinking and doing that are required of them to be competent as, assessors.
  • keep up to date with developments in their field.
  • regularly ask learners for feedback on assessment in order to constantly monitor and improve their (assessors’) practice.
  • know the curriculum and trainers/educators/facilitators through regular contact and provide them with detailed feedback.
  • take into consideration other factors when conducting assessments, i.e. language by making use of interpreters and learners with special needs.
  • ensure that learners are clear about what is expected of them.
  • treat learners with respect and sensitivity.
  • demonstrate a broad understanding of outcomes-based forms of assessment and the NQF.
  • ensure that the relationship between the learner and assessor during the assessment is conducive to the assessment.
  • understand their own role within the broader quality assurance system and keep up to date in related fields of study.
  • ensure that the environment for assessment is conducive to assessment.
  • demonstrate that they are competent to deal with the following: assessment environment, assessment instrument and assessment system.
  • know how to provide feedback on the standards and qualifications to releveant standards setting bodies.
  • have expertise in the specific learning area and generic knowledge in other related learning areas for integrated assessment practice.

All registered constituent assessors must meet the requirements of this standard and be certificated by the ETDP SETA or by the relevant ETQA in agreement with the ETDP SETA.

This standard is a prerequisite for assessor registration with their constituent ETQA. However, the quality assurance of generic standards must be agreed upon by each ETQA with the ETDP SETA.

3. EDUCATION, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (ETD) EXPERTISE

The exact requirements must be decided by the ETQA in relation to assessments within its primary focus.

 For example:

  • How many years experience is necessary in particular sub-fields in addition to the required generic assessor standard and the field qualification?
  • Does the assessor in this particular context need any ETD expertise which is not covered by the standard ‘Plan and conduct assessment of learning outcomes’?

4. PLANNING, ADMINISTRATIVE AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS

Assessors need to demonstrate that they have relevant planning, administrative and management skills. They need to demonstrate that they can manage and utilize basic information systems to ensure that the applicable administrative and reporting requirements are reliable, efficient and secure.

Assessors should also conduct themselves with integrity and ensure that learners are aware that they have recourse to the appeal system.

These skills and values are integral to the generic assessor standard required by SAQA, therefore no additional criteria need to be included.

5.  INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

It is important for assessors to have appropriate interpersonal skills and to communicate effectively with learners. The assessor needs to establish a trusting relationship with learners – not only to perform optimally during assessment, but also to assure the learners that the assessor has their interests at heart, i.e. that:

  • The assessment is fair.
  • The assessor acts with integrity.
  • The assessor maintains confidentiality.
  • The assessment is conducted according to the principles of a good assessment and the requirements of the standard and or qualification.

These skills and values are integrated into the generic assessor standard required by SAQA, and no additional criteria should normally be needed. It is virtually impossible for ETQAs to evaluate assessors’ interpersonal skills, but providers should note that such qualities might be considered in the selection of candidates for assessor training.

It must be emphasized that the criteria for the registration of assessors must refer directly to applied competence of the assessor within the sector. Provision must be through providers accredited by the ETDP SETA or by another ETQA in agreement with the ETDP SETA, in keeping with the NQF principles of access and transparency. Sector-specific criteria, additional to the generic assessor standard must be made publicly available to all potential providers.

A copy of the SAQA policy document of October 2001 can be downloaded from this link.

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