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Assessor and Moderator Courses

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  • You can complete your course from the comfort of your own home.
  • You can ask an industry-expert tutor for help if you get stuck with your coursework.
  • You will learn how to become an assessor and/or a moderator.
  • You will be able to choose whether you want to pay your course fees upfront or in monthly instalments.

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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.

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The Assessor And Moderator Courses

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:
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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.

Career Opportunities As An Assessor And/Or A Moderator

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.

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