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Criteria for the approval of an Assessment Quality Partner

The QCTO will appoint an entity as an assessment quality partner only if it is satisfied that the entity has:

i.      The necessary expertise, experience and standing in relation to the occupational qualifications or foundational learning for which the assessment quality partner is appointed; and

ii.      the resources necessary to perform its functions

In terms of clause of the QCTO Delegation Policy, 22 June 2011 the criteria have been defined in detail as follows:

i.     be  recommended  to  the  QCTO  by  the  relevant      DQP  during  the occupational                           development  process at a point  when they submit  an

occupational profile. Possible evidence: letter of recommendation from the DQP; Attendance register; DQP progress report with endorsement of the selected body by constituency to ensure trust and acceptance; extracts from minutes of scoping meeting where the decision took place;

ii.      have access to communities of expert practitioners in the occupation/s concerned;    Possible evidence: Attendance registers; reference to extracts from websites with links to CEPs or any other relevant information such as an indication as to where the AQP will source expertise to design assessments;

iii.    have standing in the occupation or occupations concerned; Possible evidence: cross reference to websites, publications and any other relevant information;

iv.     have access to assessors and other human resources necessary to perform the AQP functions using criteria and guidelines provided by the QCTO. Possible evidence: Database of assessors

v.     have access to a reliable management information system in the format required by the   QCTO; Possible evidence: Organogram or reference to an organisation to whom this function has been outsourced;

vi.     have the financial resources necessary to establish the AQP function and implement effective, efficient and transparent financial management and internal control systems, verified by means of a written commitment by its relevant authority; Possible evidence: evidence that the functions have been catered for in the organisation budget; a letter from the AQP’s relevant authority committing the necessary financial resources to fund the AQP;

vii.    have a proposed fee structure funding model to maintain the delivery of AQP services for    a minimum of five years aligned to the QCTO Fee Structure Policy;

viii.    be willing to sign the QCTO Code of Conduct (Schedule 4) if delegation is approved;

ix.     have  research  capacity  even  if  through  a  third  party  arrangement;

Possible evidence:   cross reference to reports or process of how this criterion will be addressed; and

x.     Proof  that  the  organisation  is  a  juristic  person:  Possible  evidence:

submit a valid tax clearance certificate where appropriate.

Proof must be submitted to demonstrate adherence with the criteria mentioned above.

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Become SETA Accredited Training Provider

Become SETA Accredited Training Provider

Training providers in South Africa must apply for SETA Accreditation with an Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body under the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) through the different SETA bodies.

SETA Accredited Training Providers has to offer unit standards and/or qualifications that fall within the primary focus area of the ETQAbody of the relevant Sector Education and Training Authority – SETA or professional body. They also have to be registered with the DHET (since 1 July 2017)

Requirements to become a SETA Accredited Training Provider:

The document Criteria and Guidelines to become a SETA Accredited Training Provider sets out the requirements for accreditation.

  • The programmes (and/or assessments) offered by the education and training provider must culminate in unit standards and/or qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
  • The curriculum (design, content and learning materials) is aligned to the unit standards and/or qualifications.
  • There are suitably qualified staff (facilitators and registered assessors).
  • The learners have access to adequate learning support services.
  • The assessment methods and tools used to measure the requirements for the unit standard and/or qualification are fair, valid and reliable, and are used to enhance learning.

The main steps in the accreditation process to become a SETA Accredited Training Provider:

  1. The Training Provider determines primary focus
  2. The SETA Quality Assurance Management Division requirements are compiled by the provider
  3. The Training Provider completes and submits an online application form for accreditation
  4. A compliance check is conducted by SETA and the provider receives a notification of compliance / non-compliance
  5. The Training Provider responds to the notification if necessary
  6. A site visit is scheduled and conducted by a SETA ETQA evaluator
  7. The evaluator sends his/her report to SETA
  8. The evaluation report is quality assured and the report indicating the status of accreditation is sent to the provider. Where applicable, areas of remediation will be detailed in the report.
  9. The Training Provider is required to respond to areas of remediation if necessary, and make the relevant submission.
  10. Confirm registration with the DHET>

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Which bodies could become national Assessment Quality Partners

The need to establish an AQP arises from the development of an occupational qualification. A body that has the necessary credibility in the relevant constituency (industry/sector/profession) must be identified to manage External Integrated Summative Assessment by conducting the AQP functions listed above. Depending on their current functions and areas of expertise any of the following existing bodies may  be  appointed  as  Assessment  Quality  Partners  for  specific  occupations  or groups of occupations:

  1. Moderating Bodies
  2. Examining Bodies
  3. Professional Bodies
  4. Legislated Boards
  5. Occupational Associations

Note: If there are no such bodies with a specific interest in the relevant occupation, a

SETA or industry body may also fulfil this role, but not a provider.

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Here you can search our free job adverts or qualified SETA accredited trainers, assessors, moderators and developers including SETA programme developers or Training companies in any region. Listing is totally free for all jobs and online listings of freelancer trainers, assessors and moderators including SDF’s. All freelancer assessors and moderators including the SDF’s or Skills Development Facilitators is required to be SETA Accredited before registering on the website to comply with the SAQA policies.

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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Here you can search our free job adverts or qualified SETA accredited trainers, assessors, moderators and developers including SETA programme developers or Training companies in any region. Listing is totally free for all jobs and online listings of freelancer trainers, assessors and moderators including SDF’s. All freelancer assessors and moderators including the SDF’s or Skills Development Facilitators is required to be SETA Accredited before registering on the website to comply with the SAQA policies.

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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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SETA Assessors Training Course

115753 Conduct outcomes-based assessment 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
This generic Assessors course or Assessor Unit Standard 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 will be able to conduct assessments within their fields of expertise. This unit standard will contribute towards the achievement of a variety of qualifications, particularly within the fields of Education Training and Development Practices and Human Resource Development.

People credited with this unit standard 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.

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
The credit calculation is based on the assumption that those starting to learn towards this unit standard have no previous assessment experience. It is assumed, though, that the candidate-Assessors course or Assessor Unit Standards have evaluative expertise within the area of learning in which they intend to assess (see Definition of Terms for a definition of “evaluative expertise”).

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UNIT STANDARD RANGE
1. This generic assessment unit standard applies to assessment in all fields of learning. However, it is expected that assessments will be contextualised to meet the requirements of different contexts.

2. Assessment of candidate-Assessors course or Assessor Unit Standards will only be valid for award of this unit standard if the following requirements are met:
Assessments carried out by the candidate-Assessors course or Assessor Unit Standard are in relation to significant, meaningful and coherent outcome statements that include criteria for assessment purposes, and allow for judgements of competence in line with SAQA’s definition of competence i.e. embrace foundational, practical and reflexive dimensions of competence. Outcomes that are highly task-orientated and do not demand much, if any, in the way of reflexive competence, will not be sufficient for measuring competence as an Assessors course or Assessor Unit Standard in terms of this unit standard. It is important that candidate-Assessors course or Assessor Unit Standards select outcomes that enable them to meet the requirement laid out here.
The candidate-Assessors course or Assessor Unit Standard demonstrates repeatability by carrying out at least two assessments :

  • One of which may be a simulated assessment (in order to cover a range of typical assessment situations), and
  • At least one of which must involve a real candidate in a real assessment situation, preferably under the guidance of a mentor.

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The assessments may involve two or more candidates in relation to the same outcome.
Candidate-Assessors course or Assessor Unit Standards produce evidence that they can conduct assessments in RPL situations and for candidates who may have fairly recently acquired the necessary knowledge and skills through courses or learning programmes. However, candidate Assessors course or Assessor Unit Standards do not need to carry out both kinds of assessments in practice for the award of this unit standard. Should candidate-Assessors course or Assessor Unit Standards carry out an RPL-related assessment for the purposes of this unit standard, then it is sufficient for them to show how they might have conducted the assessment differently had it been an assessment linked to recent learning, and vice versa.

3. For the purposes of assessment against this unit standard, candidate-Assessors course or Assessor Unit Standards should have access to Assessment Guides and will not be expected to design assessments. (See Definition of Terms for a definition of Assessment Guides). Candidate Assessors course or Assessor Unit Standards will be expected to interpret the standards at hand in order to ensure their assessment judgements are in accordance with the requirements of the standard. In cases where Assessment Guides are not available, providers should seek ways to make such guides available for the purposes of this assessment. Where candidate-Assessors course or Assessor Unit Standard also intend to design assessments, then providers are encouraged to integrate the learning and assessment of the unit standards:

  • Conduct outcomes-based assessments
  • Design and develop outcomes-based assessments

4. Candidate-Assessors course or Assessor Unit Standards should have access to organisational assessment policies, procedures and systems (including moderation). It is assumed the organisational policies and procedures are of a quality sufficient for accreditation purposes. Where such policies and procedures are not yet available, the provider may make general policies and procedures available for the purposes of this assessment.

Further range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.

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UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE
The following knowledge is embedded within the unit standard, and will be assessed directly or indirectly through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the assessment criteria:

  • Outcomes-based education, training and development
  • Principles of assessment – directly assessed through assessment criterion ‘Key principles of assessment are described and illustrated in practical situations. The descriptions highlight the importance of applying the principles in terms of the possible effect on the assessment process and results.’, and indirectly assessed via a requirement to apply the principles throughout the standard.
  • Principles and practices of RPL – directly assessed through assessment criteria ‘RPL is explained in terms of its purpose, processes and related benefits and challenges. Explanations highlight the potential impact of RPL on individuals, learning organisations and the workplace.’, ‘Inputs are sought from candidates regarding special needs and possible sources of evidence that could contribute to valid assessment, including RPL opportunities.
  • Modifications made to the assessment approach on the basis of the inputs do not affect the validity of the assessment.’ and specific outcome ‘Conduct assessments.’, as well as through application in the rest of the standard.
  • Methods of assessment – directly assessed through assessment criterion ‘A variety of assessment methods are described and compared in terms of how they could be used when conducting assessments in different situations.’, and indirectly assessed through application of the methods
  • Potential barriers to assessment – assessed when dealing with special needs.
  • The principles and mechanisms of the NQF – this knowledge underpins the standard
  • Assessment policies and ETQA requirements

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