Assessment Practices

Status Of The Programme: 
Purpose of the Programme: 

The purpose of this programme is to equip potential assessors and moderators with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to conduct assessments and moderations within their field of expertise.

Program Outcomes: 
Program OutcomesLevelCredits

On completion of this programme learners will be able to:

  • Conduct outcomes-based assessments
  • Design and develop outcomes-based assessments
  • Conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessments
Programme Outline: 
  • Outcomes-based assessment and moderation
  • Plan the assessment and moderation
  • Prepare the candidate for assessment
  • Conduct assessment and moderation and document evidence
  • Evaluate evidence and make assessment judgement
  • Provide feedback on assessment
  • Review assessment and moderation systems and processes
  • Advise and support assessors
Learning Assumed to be in Place: 

Delegates wishing to enroll on this programme should have evaluative expertise within the area of learning in which they intend to assess.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): 

RPL against this unit standard is allowed only in the case where such applicant can proof that training was conducted on the outcomes-based assessment process.


Training Programme Duration:  5 Days


Assessment:  On-site assessment within eight weeks of completing the training.  Assessment activities include observing the candidate for 2 hours through all the steps of the assessment process, evaluating all assessment documentation produced through the assessment process and questioning to test the candidate’s embedded knowledge. It also includes evaluating all moderation documentation produced during the moderation process.


CertificationThis includes obtaining endorsement from the ETDQA.


Unit Standards

115753 - Conduct outcomes-based assessments   

115755 – Design and develop outcomes-based assessments

115759 – Conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessments

Target Group: 
  • HR Managers
  • Training Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Line Managers
  • Trainers/Facilitators/Coaches
  • Skills Development Facilitators
  • Learning Material Designers