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If you already have a relevant diploma, degree, or occupational qualification, and you want to study further to become a qualified assessor or moderator, these courses are for you.



If you already have a relevant diploma, degree, or occupational qualification, and you want to study further to become a qualified assessor or moderator, these courses are for you.

Assessor and Moderator Courses at Oxbridge Academy

The courses listed below are credit-bearing courses that are registered on the NQF, and they can articulate to full national qualifications and are verified and certified by the ETDP SETA:

You can download the Assessor and Moderator brochure here.

Find out what other assessor and moderator students have to say:

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The knowledge I gained was more than expected, and the study material was excellent. I received my results quickly. Thank you for your great service, it was easy to study.

– Samukelisiwe Mdletshe

What does an assessor do?

  In the context of education, an assessor determines whether a learner is competent in relation to the criteria or outcomes for a particular unit standard or qualification on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). An assessor is responsible for:

  • Explaining the assessment process, as well as the required outcomes, to the learner.
  • Assessing the learner’s competence.
  • Giving constructive feedback on the assessment to the learner.
  • Recording the outcomes of the assessment.

An assessor needs to be a subject matter expert in relation to the contents of the unit standards and qualifications being assessed.

What does a moderator do?

  A moderator is responsible for quality assurance in relation to the assessment process. This means that a moderator will:

  • Make sure that learners are assessed in a consistent and well-designed manner.
  • Make sure that assessments are carried out fairly.
  • Handle appeals by dissatisfied learners.
  • Evaluate the performance of assessors.

A moderator will also provide assistance to assessors.

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Career information for assessors and moderators

Assessors and moderators are hired by skills development providers to assess unit standards and qualifications that are registered on the NQF. Skills development providers can include organisations that provide training to their employees in the workplace. Assessors and moderators can either work as employees of skills development providers, or they can work as independent contractors.

Important note: In addition to being suitably qualified, assessors and moderators must be registered with the relevant Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) before they will be allowed to assess or moderate unit standards and/or qualifications on the NQF.


Other career options in education

Becoming an assessor or moderator is not your only option if you want to pursue a career in education in South Africa. You can also:

  • Study a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree and become a teacher.
  • Study educational psychology and become an educational psychologist.
  • Complete a Masters degree and become a lecturer at a college or university.
  • Study towards a relevant qualification in education and become a curriculum developer, school administrator, or education policy planner.

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  • NQF: National Qualifications Framework. The NQF is a system used to give national recognition to the knowledge and skills gained by learners/students when they complete certain courses or training programmes. Each nationally recognised qualification is linked to one of the eight levels of the NQF, making it easier for students, employers, and academic institutions to compare the academic levels of different qualifications.
  • ETDP SETA: Education, Training, and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority. The ETDP SETA is responsible for promoting and facilitating skills development in the education, training, and development practices sector in South Africa.

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