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115753 Conduct outcomes-based assessment

Why the Assessors Course? They are responsible for making a decision if a learner is competent or not yet competent in a specific topic or learning objective. Assessors are the glue which holds the learner and the end-result together. The varied role of an Assessor will mean that no two days will be the same. Whether you are recording achievements, running through evidence or marking work, you will soon develop a wide range of skills. You will be regularly communicating with your learners, and time management is also important when…

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Learning facilitation

What are these qualities? What are the behaviours? Lets’ start with the behaviours, or skills, if you like. This is what facilitators do when with a group… Challenge habitual thinking and behaviour Hold space Model behaviours Notice and reflect back Look for opportunities to get out of the way Do I hear a how? How do facilitators do all of this? By… Selecting appropriate activities and processes Providing a suitable environment/space Keeping track of time and progress Clarifying, questioning, sometimes challenging and summarising Being non-partisan, not taking sides, not having pre-determined answers/outcomes Ensuring…

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South Africa Training Providers Forum

The South Africa Training Providers Forum was established to assist training providers (private and public) as “a voice” in the Higher Education domain. Our aim is not to replace any current bodies or excising forums, but to target a specific audience in the Training industry that is in a much needed space for support and resources. The Training Providers Forum in South Africa want to bring the much needed resources to the Training Providers directly through innovative technology delivery methods and represent them as the training voice in the Higher…

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SDF in South Africa

All Companies/Organizations that have a wage bill (inclusive directors drawings) in excess of R500 000 per annum, must pay 1% of this wage bill as a training Levy (SDL). In order to get some of this money back, they need to have an qualified SDF – Skills Development Facilitator (either internal or external) to advice/assist them with various processes. What is the purpose of a Workplace Skills Plan (WSP)?  The Workplace Skills Plan serves to structure the type and amount of training for the year ahead, and is based on…

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What is accreditation?

What is accreditation? SAQA defines accreditation as: “The certification usually for a particular period of time, of a person, a body or an institution as having the capacity to fulfill a particular function in the quality assurance system set up by the South African Qualifications Authority.” Accreditation is awarded to providers who offer outcomes-based learning programmes aligned to the NQF registered unit standards and qualifications. It is given to a provider, usually for a period of three years. Accreditation must also be seen as an audit process of the provider’s…

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What is the purpose of the Skills Development Act?

What is the purpose of the Skills Development Act? The short supply of skilled staff is a serious obstacle to the competitiveness of industry in South Africa. The Skills Development Act of 1998 aims to: Develop skills for the South African work force; Increase investment in education and training, and improve return on investments in those areas Encourage employers to promote skills development by using the workplace as an active learning environment; Encourage workers to participate in learnership and other training programmes; Improve employment prospects by redressing previous disadvantages through…

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SETA Assessors Training Course

115753 Conduct outcomes-based assessment  PURPOSE OF THE ASSESSOR COURSE 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 assessors course will be able to conduct assessments within their fields of expertise. This unit standard will contribute…

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WHAT IS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A PROGRAMME FOR APPROVAL THROUGH THE SETA

SETA Accreditation. What you need to submit a Learning Programme for approval through the SETA. The following steps are followed in order to submit a learning programme (unit standards) for approval through the ETQA (SETA). Note: We make reference to the ETQA (Education Training Quality Authority) and not the SETA. The reason for this is because the ETQA Department/Manager within the SETA will review your programme and issue approval. (SETA has different departments who are responsible for different task. The ETQA manager will ultimately approve your programme.) STEP 1: SETA…

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What is the aim of the skills development levy?

What is the aim of the skills development levy? The levy grant scheme, legislated through the Skills Development Levies Act, 1999, serves to fund the skills development initiative in the country. The intention is to encourage a planned and structured approach to learning, and to increase employment prospects for work seekers. Participating fully in the scheme will allow you benefit from incentives and to reap the benefits of a better skilled and more productive workforce.

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SETA moderation training course

115759 Conduct moderation course or moderation Unit Standard of outcomes-based assessments PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD This unit standard is for people who conduct internal or external moderation course or moderation Unit Standard of outcomes-based assessments. The assessments could be in terms of outcomes defined in a number of documents, including but not limited to unit standards, exit level outcomes, assessment standards, curriculum statements and qualifications. This unit standard will contribute towards the achievement of a variety of qualifications particularly within the field of Education Training and Development Practices and…

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