Standard Setting

Status Of The Programme: 
Purpose of the Programme: 

The purpose of this programme is to equip learners with the skills and competencies to understand and apply the processes used by the QCTO to develop occupational curriculums, external assessment specifications and the occupational qualification information.

Program Outcomes: 
Program OutcomesLevelCredits

On completion of this programme learners will be able to:

  • Define standards for assessment, education, training and development
Programme Outline: 
  • Plan and prepare for standards writing
  • Draft outcomes, assessment criteria and range statements
  • Complete and review standards against quality requirements
  • Facilitate the validation of standards with stakeholders


Learning Assumed to be in Place: 

The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners already have the ability to source, gather, analyse and synthesise information using a variety of data collection and organising techniques.

They should also have a working knowledge of the concepts, principles, terminology and structures of an outcomes-based system.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): 

RPL against this unit standard is allowed.  


Training Programme Duration:  2 Days.


Assessment:  To demonstrate the achievement of the specific outcomes and assessment criteria, you are required to hand in a portfolio of evidence within 4 weeks of training. 


CertificationThis includes obtaining endorsement from the ETDQA.


Unit Standards:  117856 – Define standards for assessment, education, training and development.

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