115759

115759 Conduct Moderation Course

115759 Conduct Moderation Course

  • ETDP SETA registered and accredited. Click here to confirm our accreditation.
  • NQF Level 6, total of 10 Credits.
  • US 115759
  • Minimum requirements by the SETA for registration.
  • Minimum requirements for Training Provider Accreditation.
  • Generic course that can be used in any SETA or sector.
  • On completion learners will be registered with SAQA on the NRLD database.
  • Duration of 3 days + FORUM Support.
  • Manned helpdesk 7 days a week.
  • Assist with FREE SETA registration support to members worth R1600.
  • Only make use of leading edge facilitators with years of expertise in this field.
  • We members of  the Association for Skills Development in South Africa.
  • We regret that support is limited to individuals who successfully completed the course with TRAINYOUCANonly.

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
This unit standard is for people who conduct internal or external moderation 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 Human Resource Development.

Those who have achieved this unit standard will be able to moderate assessments in terms of the relevant outcome statements and quality assurance requirements. The candidate-moderator will be able to use the prescribed Quality Assurance procedures in a fair, valid, reliable and practicable manner that is free of all bias and discrimination, paying particular attention to the three groups targeted for redress: race, gender and disability.

In particular, people credited with this unit standard are able to:
Demonstrate understanding of moderation within the context of an outcomes-based assessment system,
Plan and prepare for moderation,
Conduct moderation,
Advise and support assessors,
Report, record and administer moderation, and
Review moderation systems and processes.

115759 Conduct Moderation Course

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners have previous assessment experience when starting to learn towards this unit standard, and in particular, recognition for the unit standard: NLRD 115753: “Conduct outcomes-based assessments”. It is recommended that candidates should achieve NLRD 115755: “Design and develop outcomes-based assessments” before attempting this unit standard:

It is further assumed that the person has evaluative expertise within the field in which they are moderating assessments.

UNIT STANDARD RANGE
1. This is a generic unit standard, and applies to internal and/or external moderation within all fields of learning. It is accepted that moderation happens in different ways and at different levels in different sectors, including different models for what constitutes internal versus external moderation. This standard is intended to cover any situation in which moderation occurs, whether this be internally, i.e. within the ambit of the provider-assessor, or externally through cooperating providers, or externally through professional bodies and quality assurance bodies.

2. Assessment of candidate-moderators will only be valid for award of this unit standard if the following requirements are met:
Moderation is carried out for assessments that include candidates with special needs, and RPL situations. Where real assessments are not available to cover these situations, the candidate is able to demonstrate how special needs and RPL situations would be addressed within their moderation plan and process.
Moderation covers assessment instruments, assessment design and methodology, assessment records; assessment decisions, reporting and feedback mechanisms.
Moderation is carried out for assessments involving a variety of assessment techniques, such as work samples, simulations, role-plays, written items, oral, portfolios and projects.
Moderation activities include pre-assessment interactions with assessors, interactions during assessments and post-assessment interactions.
Moderation involves at least two sets of real assessment materials for the same standards and at least six assessor decisions.
The assessments that are moderated are in relation to a significant, meaningful and coherent outcome statement that includes assessment criteria and allows for judgements of competence in line with SAQA’s definition of competence i.e. embraces foundational, practical and reflexive dimensions of competence. This means that moderation of simple, single-task assessments will not be valid for awarding this unit standard.

3. For the purposes of assessment against this unit standard, candidate-moderators should have access to organisational assessment and moderation policies, procedures and systems. It is assumed the organisational policies and procedures are of a quality sufficient for accreditation purposes. Where candidate-moderators are assessed in organisations that do not have a moderation system in place, assessors of moderators should provide a mock system for the purposes of the assessment.

4. This unit standard applies to all Moderators, regardless of whether a person carries out moderation internally, as part of an organisation’s quality assurance system, or externally, as part of an ETQA or other process to verify assessment results supplied by the provider or assessment agency.

Further range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.
UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS
A candidate-moderator wishing to be assessed, against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
Anyone assessing a candidate-moderator against this unit standard must meet the assessor requirements of the relevant ETQA. In particular, such assessors of candidate-moderators must demonstrate that they assess in terms of the scope and context defined in all the range statements.
Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE
The following knowledge is embedded within the unit standard, and will be assessed directly or indirectly through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the assessment criteria:
Outcomes-based education, training and development
The role and function of moderation – directly assessed through assessment criterion ‘Moderation is explained in terms of its contribution to quality assured assessment and recognition systems within the context of principles and regulations concerning the NQF.’ and indirectly assessed throughout the unit standard.
Moderation methods – directly assessed through assessment criterion ‘A variety of moderation methods are described and compared in terms of strengths, weaknesses and applications. The descriptions show how moderation is intended to uphold the need for manageable, credible and reliable assessments.’ and ‘Moderation methods and processes are sufficient to deal with all common forms of evidence for the assessments to be moderated, including evidence gathered for recognition of prior learning.’, and indirectly assessed through application throughout the standard.
Principles of assessment – directly assessed through assessment criterion ‘Key principles of assessment are described in terms of their importance and effect on the assessment and the application of the assessment results. Examples are provided to show how moderation may be effective in ensuring the principles of assessment are upheld.’, and indirectly assessed via a requirement to judge whether the principles are applied by assessors.
Principles and practices of RPL – assessed in terms of the requirement for candidate moderators to moderate RPL-related assessments.
Methods of assessment – directly assessed through assessment criterion ‘Examples are provided to show how moderation activities could verify the fairness and appropriateness of assessment methods and activities used by assessors in different assessment situations’, and indirectly when checking the appropriateness and fairness of assessment methods used by assessors
Potential barriers to assessment – assessed when dealing with special needs.
The principles and mechanisms of the NQF – this knowledge underpins the standard
Assessment policies and ETQA requirements
Knowledge of quality assurance policy and procedures
Understanding of organisational or institutional contexts
Understanding the curriculum (where applicable).

Bookings on www.coursesdirect.co.za

115759 Conduct Moderation Course

115759 Conduct Moderation Course

  • ETDP SETA registered and accredited. Click here to confirm our accreditation.
  • NQF Level 6, total of 10 Credits.
  • US 115759
  • Minimum requirements by the SETA for registration.
  • Minimum requirements for Training Provider Accreditation.
  • Generic course that can be used in any SETA or sector.
  • On completion learners will be registered with SAQA on the NRLD database.
  • Duration of 3 days + FORUM Support.
  • Manned helpdesk 7 days a week.
  • Assist with FREE SETA registration support to members worth R1600.
  • Only make use of leading edge facilitators with years of expertise in this field.
  • We members of  the Association for Skills Development in South Africa.
  • We regret that support is limited to individuals who successfully completed the course with TRAINYOUCANonly.

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
This unit standard is for people who conduct internal or external moderation 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 Human Resource Development.

Those who have achieved this unit standard will be able to moderate assessments in terms of the relevant outcome statements and quality assurance requirements. The candidate-moderator will be able to use the prescribed Quality Assurance procedures in a fair, valid, reliable and practicable manner that is free of all bias and discrimination, paying particular attention to the three groups targeted for redress: race, gender and disability.

In particular, people credited with this unit standard are able to:
Demonstrate understanding of moderation within the context of an outcomes-based assessment system,
Plan and prepare for moderation,
Conduct moderation,
Advise and support assessors,
Report, record and administer moderation, and
Review moderation systems and processes.

115759 Conduct Moderation Course

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners have previous assessment experience when starting to learn towards this unit standard, and in particular, recognition for the unit standard: NLRD 115753: “Conduct outcomes-based assessments”. It is recommended that candidates should achieve NLRD 115755: “Design and develop outcomes-based assessments” before attempting this unit standard:

It is further assumed that the person has evaluative expertise within the field in which they are moderating assessments.

UNIT STANDARD RANGE
1. This is a generic unit standard, and applies to internal and/or external moderation within all fields of learning. It is accepted that moderation happens in different ways and at different levels in different sectors, including different models for what constitutes internal versus external moderation. This standard is intended to cover any situation in which moderation occurs, whether this be internally, i.e. within the ambit of the provider-assessor, or externally through cooperating providers, or externally through professional bodies and quality assurance bodies.

2. Assessment of candidate-moderators will only be valid for award of this unit standard if the following requirements are met:
Moderation is carried out for assessments that include candidates with special needs, and RPL situations. Where real assessments are not available to cover these situations, the candidate is able to demonstrate how special needs and RPL situations would be addressed within their moderation plan and process.
Moderation covers assessment instruments, assessment design and methodology, assessment records; assessment decisions, reporting and feedback mechanisms.
Moderation is carried out for assessments involving a variety of assessment techniques, such as work samples, simulations, role-plays, written items, oral, portfolios and projects.
Moderation activities include pre-assessment interactions with assessors, interactions during assessments and post-assessment interactions.
Moderation involves at least two sets of real assessment materials for the same standards and at least six assessor decisions.
The assessments that are moderated are in relation to a significant, meaningful and coherent outcome statement that includes assessment criteria and allows for judgements of competence in line with SAQA’s definition of competence i.e. embraces foundational, practical and reflexive dimensions of competence. This means that moderation of simple, single-task assessments will not be valid for awarding this unit standard.

3. For the purposes of assessment against this unit standard, candidate-moderators should have access to organisational assessment and moderation policies, procedures and systems. It is assumed the organisational policies and procedures are of a quality sufficient for accreditation purposes. Where candidate-moderators are assessed in organisations that do not have a moderation system in place, assessors of moderators should provide a mock system for the purposes of the assessment.

4. This unit standard applies to all Moderators, regardless of whether a person carries out moderation internally, as part of an organisation’s quality assurance system, or externally, as part of an ETQA or other process to verify assessment results supplied by the provider or assessment agency.

Further range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.
UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS
A candidate-moderator wishing to be assessed, against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
Anyone assessing a candidate-moderator against this unit standard must meet the assessor requirements of the relevant ETQA. In particular, such assessors of candidate-moderators must demonstrate that they assess in terms of the scope and context defined in all the range statements.
Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE
The following knowledge is embedded within the unit standard, and will be assessed directly or indirectly through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the assessment criteria:
Outcomes-based education, training and development
The role and function of moderation – directly assessed through assessment criterion ‘Moderation is explained in terms of its contribution to quality assured assessment and recognition systems within the context of principles and regulations concerning the NQF.’ and indirectly assessed throughout the unit standard.
Moderation methods – directly assessed through assessment criterion ‘A variety of moderation methods are described and compared in terms of strengths, weaknesses and applications. The descriptions show how moderation is intended to uphold the need for manageable, credible and reliable assessments.’ and ‘Moderation methods and processes are sufficient to deal with all common forms of evidence for the assessments to be moderated, including evidence gathered for recognition of prior learning.’, and indirectly assessed through application throughout the standard.
Principles of assessment – directly assessed through assessment criterion ‘Key principles of assessment are described in terms of their importance and effect on the assessment and the application of the assessment results. Examples are provided to show how moderation may be effective in ensuring the principles of assessment are upheld.’, and indirectly assessed via a requirement to judge whether the principles are applied by assessors.
Principles and practices of RPL – assessed in terms of the requirement for candidate moderators to moderate RPL-related assessments.
Methods of assessment – directly assessed through assessment criterion ‘Examples are provided to show how moderation activities could verify the fairness and appropriateness of assessment methods and activities used by assessors in different assessment situations’, and indirectly when checking the appropriateness and fairness of assessment methods used by assessors
Potential barriers to assessment – assessed when dealing with special needs.
The principles and mechanisms of the NQF – this knowledge underpins the standard
Assessment policies and ETQA requirements
Knowledge of quality assurance policy and procedures
Understanding of organisational or institutional contexts
Understanding the curriculum (where applicable).

Bookings on www.coursesdirect.co.za

115759 Conduct Moderation Course

115759 Conduct Moderation Course

  • ETDP SETA registered and accredited. Click here to confirm our accreditation.
  • NQF Level 6, total of 10 Credits.
  • US 115759
  • Minimum requirements by the SETA for registration.
  • Minimum requirements for Training Provider Accreditation.
  • Generic course that can be used in any SETA or sector.
  • On completion learners will be registered with SAQA on the NRLD database.
  • Duration of 3 days + FORUM Support.
  • Manned helpdesk 7 days a week.
  • Assist with FREE SETA registration support to members worth R1600.
  • Only make use of leading edge facilitators with years of expertise in this field.
  • We members of  the Association for Skills Development in South Africa.
  • We regret that support is limited to individuals who successfully completed the course with TRAINYOUCANonly.

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
This unit standard is for people who conduct internal or external moderation 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 Human Resource Development.

Those who have achieved this unit standard will be able to moderate assessments in terms of the relevant outcome statements and quality assurance requirements. The candidate-moderator will be able to use the prescribed Quality Assurance procedures in a fair, valid, reliable and practicable manner that is free of all bias and discrimination, paying particular attention to the three groups targeted for redress: race, gender and disability.

In particular, people credited with this unit standard are able to:
Demonstrate understanding of moderation within the context of an outcomes-based assessment system,
Plan and prepare for moderation,
Conduct moderation,
Advise and support assessors,
Report, record and administer moderation, and
Review moderation systems and processes.

115759 Conduct Moderation Course

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners have previous assessment experience when starting to learn towards this unit standard, and in particular, recognition for the unit standard: NLRD 115753: “Conduct outcomes-based assessments”. It is recommended that candidates should achieve NLRD 115755: “Design and develop outcomes-based assessments” before attempting this unit standard:

It is further assumed that the person has evaluative expertise within the field in which they are moderating assessments.

UNIT STANDARD RANGE
1. This is a generic unit standard, and applies to internal and/or external moderation within all fields of learning. It is accepted that moderation happens in different ways and at different levels in different sectors, including different models for what constitutes internal versus external moderation. This standard is intended to cover any situation in which moderation occurs, whether this be internally, i.e. within the ambit of the provider-assessor, or externally through cooperating providers, or externally through professional bodies and quality assurance bodies.

2. Assessment of candidate-moderators will only be valid for award of this unit standard if the following requirements are met:
Moderation is carried out for assessments that include candidates with special needs, and RPL situations. Where real assessments are not available to cover these situations, the candidate is able to demonstrate how special needs and RPL situations would be addressed within their moderation plan and process.
Moderation covers assessment instruments, assessment design and methodology, assessment records; assessment decisions, reporting and feedback mechanisms.
Moderation is carried out for assessments involving a variety of assessment techniques, such as work samples, simulations, role-plays, written items, oral, portfolios and projects.
Moderation activities include pre-assessment interactions with assessors, interactions during assessments and post-assessment interactions.
Moderation involves at least two sets of real assessment materials for the same standards and at least six assessor decisions.
The assessments that are moderated are in relation to a significant, meaningful and coherent outcome statement that includes assessment criteria and allows for judgements of competence in line with SAQA’s definition of competence i.e. embraces foundational, practical and reflexive dimensions of competence. This means that moderation of simple, single-task assessments will not be valid for awarding this unit standard.

3. For the purposes of assessment against this unit standard, candidate-moderators should have access to organisational assessment and moderation policies, procedures and systems. It is assumed the organisational policies and procedures are of a quality sufficient for accreditation purposes. Where candidate-moderators are assessed in organisations that do not have a moderation system in place, assessors of moderators should provide a mock system for the purposes of the assessment.

4. This unit standard applies to all Moderators, regardless of whether a person carries out moderation internally, as part of an organisation’s quality assurance system, or externally, as part of an ETQA or other process to verify assessment results supplied by the provider or assessment agency.

Further range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.
UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS
A candidate-moderator wishing to be assessed, against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
Anyone assessing a candidate-moderator against this unit standard must meet the assessor requirements of the relevant ETQA. In particular, such assessors of candidate-moderators must demonstrate that they assess in terms of the scope and context defined in all the range statements.
Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE
The following knowledge is embedded within the unit standard, and will be assessed directly or indirectly through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the assessment criteria:
Outcomes-based education, training and development
The role and function of moderation – directly assessed through assessment criterion ‘Moderation is explained in terms of its contribution to quality assured assessment and recognition systems within the context of principles and regulations concerning the NQF.’ and indirectly assessed throughout the unit standard.
Moderation methods – directly assessed through assessment criterion ‘A variety of moderation methods are described and compared in terms of strengths, weaknesses and applications. The descriptions show how moderation is intended to uphold the need for manageable, credible and reliable assessments.’ and ‘Moderation methods and processes are sufficient to deal with all common forms of evidence for the assessments to be moderated, including evidence gathered for recognition of prior learning.’, and indirectly assessed through application throughout the standard.
Principles of assessment – directly assessed through assessment criterion ‘Key principles of assessment are described in terms of their importance and effect on the assessment and the application of the assessment results. Examples are provided to show how moderation may be effective in ensuring the principles of assessment are upheld.’, and indirectly assessed via a requirement to judge whether the principles are applied by assessors.
Principles and practices of RPL – assessed in terms of the requirement for candidate moderators to moderate RPL-related assessments.
Methods of assessment – directly assessed through assessment criterion ‘Examples are provided to show how moderation activities could verify the fairness and appropriateness of assessment methods and activities used by assessors in different assessment situations’, and indirectly when checking the appropriateness and fairness of assessment methods used by assessors
Potential barriers to assessment – assessed when dealing with special needs.
The principles and mechanisms of the NQF – this knowledge underpins the standard
Assessment policies and ETQA requirements
Knowledge of quality assurance policy and procedures
Understanding of organisational or institutional contexts
Understanding the curriculum (where applicable).

Bookings on www.coursesdirect.co.za

115759 Unit Standard

SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD:

 

Conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessments
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115759 Conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessments
ORIGINATOR
SGB Assessor Standards
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
ETDP SETA – Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 – Education, Training and Development Higher Education and Training
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined Regular Level 6 Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 10
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered 2015-07-01 2018-06-30 SAQA 10105/14
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30 2022-06-30

 

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.
This unit standard replaces:
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9929 Moderate an assessment Level 5 Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 12 Complete
7977 Moderate Assessment Level 6 Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 10 Complete

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
This unit standard is for people who conduct internal or external moderation 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 Human Resource Development.

Those who have achieved this unit standard will be able to moderate assessments in terms of the relevant outcome statements and quality assurance requirements. The candidate-moderator will be able to use the prescribed Quality Assurance procedures in a fair, valid, reliable and practicable manner that is free of all bias and discrimination, paying particular attention to the three groups targeted for redress: race, gender and disability.

In particular, people credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of moderation within the context of an outcomes-based assessment system,
  • Plan and prepare for moderation,
  • Conduct moderation,
  • Advise and support assessors,
  • Report, record and administer moderation, and
  • Review moderation systems and processes.

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners have previous assessment experience when starting to learn towards this unit standard, and in particular, recognition for the unit standard: NLRD 115753: “Conduct outcomes-based assessments”. It is recommended that candidates should achieve NLRD 115755: “Design and develop outcomes-based assessments” before attempting this unit standard:

It is further assumed that the person has evaluative expertise within the field in which they are moderating assessments.

UNIT STANDARD RANGE
1. This is a generic unit standard, and applies to internal and/or external moderation within all fields of learning. It is accepted that moderation happens in different ways and at different levels in different sectors, including different models for what constitutes internal versus external moderation. This standard is intended to cover any situation in which moderation occurs, whether this be internally, i.e. within the ambit of the provider-assessor, or externally through cooperating providers, or externally through professional bodies and quality assurance bodies.

2. Assessment of candidate-moderators will only be valid for award of this unit standard if the following requirements are met:

  • Moderation is carried out for assessments that include candidates with special needs, and RPL situations. Where real assessments are not available to cover these situations, the candidate is able to demonstrate how special needs and RPL situations would be addressed within their moderation plan and process.
  • Moderation covers assessment instruments, assessment design and methodology, assessment records; assessment decisions, reporting and feedback mechanisms.
  • Moderation is carried out for assessments involving a variety of assessment techniques, such as work samples, simulations, role-plays, written items, oral, portfolios and projects.
  • Moderation activities include pre-assessment interactions with assessors, interactions during assessments and post-assessment interactions.
  • Moderation involves at least two sets of real assessment materials for the same standards and at least six assessor decisions.
  • The assessments that are moderated are in relation to a significant, meaningful and coherent outcome statement that includes assessment criteria and allows for judgements of competence in line with SAQA’s definition of competence i.e. embraces foundational, practical and reflexive dimensions of competence. This means that moderation of simple, single-task assessments will not be valid for awarding this unit standard.

3. For the purposes of assessment against this unit standard, candidate-moderators should have access to organisational assessment and moderation policies, procedures and systems. It is assumed the organisational policies and procedures are of a quality sufficient for accreditation purposes. Where candidate-moderators are assessed in organisations that do not have a moderation system in place, assessors of moderators should provide a mock system for the purposes of the assessment.

4. This unit standard applies to all Moderators, regardless of whether a person carries out moderation internally, as part of an organisation’s quality assurance system, or externally, as part of an ETQA or other process to verify assessment results supplied by the provider or assessment agency.

Further range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1
Demonstrate understanding of moderation within the context of an outcomes-based assessment system.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1
Moderation is explained in terms of its contribution to quality assured assessment and recognition systems within the context of principles and regulations concerning the NQF.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2
A variety of moderation methods are described and compared in terms of strengths, weaknesses and applications. The descriptions show how moderation is intended to uphold the need for manageable, credible and reliable assessments.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3
Key principles of assessment are described in terms of their importance and effect on the assessment and the application of the assessment results. Examples are provided to show how moderation may be effective in ensuring the principles of assessment are upheld.
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE
See “Definition of Terms” for a definition of assessment principles.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4
Examples are provided to show how moderation activities could verify the fairness and appropriateness of assessment methods and activities used by assessors in different assessment situations.
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE
Assessment situations for gathering evidence of abilities in problem solving, knowledge, understanding, practical and technical skills, personal and attitudinal skills and values.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2
Plan and prepare for moderation.
OUTCOME RANGE
The planning and preparation is to take place within the context of an existing moderation system, whether internal or external, as well as an existing assessment plan.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1
Planning and preparation activities are aligned with moderation system requirements.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2
The scope of the moderation is confirmed with relevant parties.
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE
Parties include the assessors and moderating bodies where these exist.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3
Planning of the extent of moderation and methods of moderation ensures manageability of the process. Planning makes provision for sufficient moderation evidence to enable a reliable judgement to be passed on the assessments under review.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4
The contexts of the assessments under review are clarified with the assessors or assessment agency, and special needs are taken into consideration in the moderation planning.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5
Moderation methods and processes are sufficient to deal with all common forms of evidence for the assessments to be moderated, including evidence gathered for recognition of prior learning.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6
The documentation is prepared in line with the moderation system requirements and in such a way as to ensure moderation decisions are clearly documented.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7
Required physical and human resources are ensured to be ready and available for use. Logistical arrangements are confirmed with relevant role-players prior to the moderation.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3
Conduct moderation.

OUTCOME RANGE
Moderation to address the design of the assessment, activities before, during and after assessment, and assessment documentation.
Moderation to include assessments of candidates with special needs and for RPL cases. Where assessments do not include special needs or RPL cases, evidence for this may be produced through scenarios.
Evidence must be gathered for on-site and off-site moderation.
Evidence must be show candidate-moderators are able to moderate in situations where:

– The moderation process confirms the assessment results, and where
– The moderation process finds it cannot uphold the assessment results.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1
The moderation is conducted in accordance with the moderation plan. Unforeseen events are handled without compromising the validity of the moderation.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2
The assessment instruments and process are checked and judged in terms of the extent to which the principles of good assessment are upheld.
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE
See “Definitions of Terms” for definitions of assessment principles.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3
Moderation confirms that special needs of candidates have been provided for but without compromising the requirements specified in the relevant outcome statements.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4
The proportion of assessments selected for checking meets the quality assurance body’s requirements for consistency and reliability. The use of time and resources is justified by the assessment history or record of the assessors and/or assessment agency under consideration.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5
Appeals against assessment decisions are handled in accordance with organisational appeal procedures.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6
The moderation decision is consistent with the quality assurance body’s requirements for fairness, validity and reliability of assessments to be achieved.
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE
The “moderation decision” includes agreement or disagreement with the results of the assessments.
requirements include the interpretation of assessment criteria and correct application of assessment procedures.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4
Advise and support assessors.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1
The nature and quality of advice facilitates a common understanding of the relevant outcomes and criteria, and issues related to their assessment by assessors.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2
The nature and quality of advice promotes assessment in accordance with good assessment principles and enhances the development and maintenance of quality management systems in line with ETQA requirements.
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE
Advice on quality management systems includes planning, staffing, resourcing, training and recording systems.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3
Support contributes towards the further development of assessors as needed.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4
All communications are conducted in accordance with relevant confidentiality requirements.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5
Report, record and administer moderation.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1
Moderation findings are reported to designated role-players within agreed time-frames and according to the quality assurance body’s requirements for format and content.
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE
Role-players could include ETQA or Moderating Body personnel, internal or external moderators and assessors.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2
Records are maintained in accordance with organisational quality assurance and ETQA requirements.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3
Confidentiality of information relating to candidates and assessors is preserved in accordance with organisational quality assurance and ETQA requirements.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6
Review moderation systems and processes.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1
Strengths and weaknesses of moderation systems and processes are identified in terms of their manageability and effectiveness in facilitating judgements on the quality and validity of assessment decisions.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2
Recommendations contribute towards the improvement of moderation systems and processes in line with ETQA requirements and overall manageability.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3
The review enhances the credibility and integrity of the recognition system.
UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS
A candidate-moderator wishing to be assessed, against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
Anyone assessing a candidate-moderator against this unit standard must meet the assessor requirements of the relevant ETQA. In particular, such assessors of candidate-moderators must demonstrate that they assess in terms of the scope and context defined in all the range statements.
Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE
The following knowledge is embedded within the unit standard, and will be assessed directly or indirectly through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the assessment criteria:

  • Outcomes-based education, training and development
  • The role and function of moderation – directly assessed through assessment criterion
  • ‘Moderation is explained in terms of its contribution to quality assured assessment and recognition systems within the context of principles and regulations concerning the NQF.’ and indirectly assessed throughout the unit standard.
  • Moderation methods – directly assessed through assessment criterion ‘A variety of moderation methods are described and compared in terms of strengths, weaknesses and applications. The descriptions show how moderation is intended to uphold the need for manageable, credible and reliable assessments.’ and ‘Moderation methods and processes are sufficient to deal with all common forms of evidence for the assessments to be moderated, including evidence gathered for recognition of prior learning.’, and indirectly assessed through application throughout the standard.
  • Principles of assessment – directly assessed through assessment criterion ‘Key principles of assessment are described in terms of their importance and effect on the assessment and the application of the assessment results. Examples are provided to show how moderation may be effective in ensuring the principles of assessment are upheld.’, and indirectly assessed via a requirement to judge whether the principles are applied by assessors.
  • Principles and practices of RPL – assessed in terms of the requirement for candidate moderators to moderate RPL-related assessments.
  • Methods of assessment – directly assessed through assessment criterion ‘Examples are provided to show how moderation activities could verify the fairness and appropriateness of assessment methods and activities used by assessors in different assessment situations’, and indirectly when checking the appropriateness and fairness of assessment methods used by assessors
  • Potential barriers to assessment – assessed when dealing with special needs.
  • The principles and mechanisms of the NQF – this knowledge underpins the standard
  • Assessment policies and ETQA requirements
  • Knowledge of quality assurance policy and procedures
  • Understanding of organisational or institutional contexts
  • Understanding the curriculum (where applicable).

115759 Moderator Course

115759 Conduct Moderation

COURSE SUMMARY

ModeratorTRAINYOUCAN (ETDP SETA) Accredited Training Network and its members is committed to follow all the ETQA requirements as stipulated by SAQA. Read more about TRAINING Fraud and Scam alerts here!

  • ETDP SETA registered and accredited. Click here to confirm our accreditation.
  • NQF Level 6, total of 10 Credits.
  • US 115759
  • Minimum requirements by the SETA for registration.
  • Minimum requirements for Training Provider Accreditation.
  • Generic course that can be used in any SETA or sector.
  • On completion learners will be registered with SAQA on the NRLD database.
  • Duration of 3 days + FORUM Support.
  • Manned helpdesk 7 days a week.
  • Assist with FREE SETA registration support to members worth R1600.
  • Only make use of leading edge facilitators with years of expertise in this field.
  • We regret that support is limited to individuals who successfully completed the course with TRAINYOUCAN only.

BOOKINGS: Book online through our booking site www.coursesdirect.co.za here.

Conduct Moderation is a followup course of the Assessors course. Learners must complete the Assessors course first before they can enroll for the moderators course. The Moderation training course is aimed to accredited you as an individual to moderate assessments decisions for either a training provider or on behalf of the SETA. Invest in your future and attend our Train the Trainer training course also knows as Facilitator training course, assessor training course today.
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COURSE SUMMARY for the Conduct Moderators Training Course

  • Short name: SETA Accredited Conduct Moderation
  • Full description: 115759 Conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessments
  • SETA Accredited: Yes, ETDP SETA NQF Accredited
  • SETA: Education, Training, Development & Practices Sector Education & Training Authority (ETDP Seta) www.etdpseta.org.za
  • NQF: 6
  • Credits: 10
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Re-Assessment fees: None
  • Hidden fees: None
  • Recognition: Based on the National Qualifications Framework that is Nationally Accepted in South Africa, Department of Labour and Microsoft Certified courses.
  • Success rate of learner: Currently we have a very high success rate due to the “one-price-policy” that include additional support at no additional cost.
  • Location: We now offer our courses nationally in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg and selected venues around South Africa

Note: Any person who wants to offer their services as an accredited individual, company or a training provider can only do so with a valid SOR (Statement of Results) from the ETDP SETA. No other document/certificate can be used, even if it reflects the same unit standard.

BOOKINGS: Book online through our booking site www.coursesdirect.co.za here.

SUPPORTING STRUCTURES

Currently we have the following supporting structures in place for our members:

  • Telephone support.
  • Whatsapp –
    • Cell. 0825507946 Tel. 0867227014 English, Tel. 0318115749 English/Zulu.
  • Helpdesk – www.trainyoucansupport.co.za – 7 days a week (integrated email and sms notifications).
  • Members private forum with model answers to all  activities including JOB opportunities.
  • Check-out our reviews: www.trainyoucanreviews.co.za

COURSE DETAIL for the Conduct Moderators Training Course

  •  This course is based on the Unit Standards 115759 – click here to read more
  • People credited with this unit standard are able to:
    • Demonstrate understanding of moderation within the context of an outcomes-based assessment system,
    • Plan and prepare for moderation,
    • Conduct moderation,
    • Advise and support assessors,
    • Report, record and administer moderation, and
    • Review moderation systems and processes.
  • Purpose of the course:
    • This unit standard is for people who conduct internal or external moderation 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 Human Resource Development.
    • Those who have achieved this unit standard will be able to moderate assessments in terms of the relevant outcome statements and quality assurance requirements. The candidate-moderator will be able to use the prescribed Quality Assurance procedures in a fair, valid, reliable and practicable manner that is free of all bias and discrimination, paying particular attention to the three groups targeted for redress: race, gender and disability.
    • Each learner will receive a learner guide and workbook during the contact session that will assist them with the building of their POE (Portfolio of Evidence).
    • Learner will receive full instruction from us before the course to assist with the preparation of the course. Where possible additional resources will be provided to learners who are not able to get there resources.
    • Learners are required to apply skills and knowledge obtained on the course in the workplace. As learners apply these skills, they produce evidence, which needs to be compiled into a portfolio of evidence (POE). This POE is submitted to Trainyoucan for assessment. Learners will receive a workbook and portfolio guide, which will guide them through the process. Any additional resources required will be provided by Trainyoucan to the learner, free of charge.

BONUS DISCUSSIONS AND HANDOUTS DURING THIS COURSE

As a valued customer the following is included as standard practices in TRAINYOUCAN induction of accredited course, namely:

  1. Detailed induction of the SETA, SAQA, NQF and Credits.
  2. Detailed explanation on the types of accreditation found, namely individual, training provider and programme accreditation.
  3. Difference between unit standards and qualifications with detailed explanation.
  4. FREE templates and resources on this topic, ready to be downloaded to use from our members forum.
  5. FREE resources on compiling your personal CV and registration with the SETA for Assessors and Moderators.
  6. Two complete assessment will be provided to each learner in the class for moderation purposes.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND the Conduct Moderators Training Course

  • Training Managers
  • Become an Accredited Moderator
  • Freelance Moderators
  • People who want to work with the SETA’s
  • People who want to open their own Training Companies
  • People who want to train or moderate learners on unit standards.
  • People who want to train or moderate learners on qualifications.
  • HR Persons.
  • Training Administrators.
  • Training Providers or newly registered Training Providers.
  • Accredited and NON-Accredited Employee/Training Providers.
  • Lecturers at Technicons, Private Colleges or Universities.
  • Learning material developers looking to enhance their programmes.
  • Anyone else who can benefit from moderation methodologies.
  • New training providers applying for accreditation.
  • Employers running learnerships.
  • Learners studying towards their ETDP Qualification.
  • SETA staff.
  • People who want to work internationally, as my countries accept this certificate in Africa and internationally.

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ENROLMENT REQUIREMENTS for the Conduct Moderators Training Course

  • The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in the learning area in which they will provide training. (Have scope or experience to train in a specific field.)
  • The unit standard range statement requires that individuals completed at least 6 assessments on their own before registering as Moderators.
  • Basic communication skills (English = reading and writing skills on a NQF level 4 (Metric Level))
  • Able to attend the contact session and any of our workshops offered.
  • Access to email and where possible to the internet for research.

Learner preparation for the contact session (Classroom Training)

a) COMPULSORY:

  • Laptop, I-Apple, I-Pot or I-Orange : Please bring! We will provide FREE WIFI Spot.
  • Attending the full contact session. (Classroom Session)
  • Certified copy of ID and a detailed CV for registration purposes. (Indicating previous workplace experience)
  • Evidence of previous Assessments conducted.
  • Large A4 lever arch file + 12 dividers. (Cheap dividers)
  • Copy of your Assessors Certificate or SOR – Unit Standard 115753
  • Copy of any Unit Standard Aligned assessment that conducted. (Either for yourself or completed by another person for the practical activity)
  • Copy of the following policies if this is available in your organisation: The assessment Policy of your organisation, The Moderation Policy of your organisation, The RPL Policy of your organisation, The re-assessment policy of your organisation, The appeals policy of your organisation.
  • Register on our public forum www.etqa.co.za as a user and download the latest Moderator Template form the forum.

b) OPTIONAL: (Not required but for those who want to start with the research)

  • Laptop
  • Two previous (complete) assessments that you already completed.

How do we comply with the Unit Standards and Credits

PROCESS FLOW  for the TRAIN THE TRAINER or FACILITATORS course.

WARNING: It is quite common for Training Providers to issue false certificate on the last day for the training session. According to the SAQA and the ETDP SETA Policy, can a training provider only issue the final certificate once assessment, internal and external moderation including SETA verification was completed. This process average takes between 2 to 6 weeks. Any training provider who offer reduced promises should be questioned and reported for fraudulent activity.

ACCREDITATION AND QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK

The criteria for the accreditation of training providers define a number of requirements that include:

  • Administrative procedures and record keeping and policies.
  • Management review
  • Authorization of affiliates
  • Tutor selection, training and performance review
  • Issuance of training certificates
  • Learner Support
  • Delivery, Assessment and Moderation practices

NOTE: There are basically two different types of accreditation:

  1. The training provider or the institute must be accredited by a SETA. “ETQA” (Their offices, policies and procedures. This can be any SETA = does not matter what type of courses they offer.)
  2. Each learning programme or qualification is accredited with the relevant SETA “ETQA” who is responsible for this programme. Also note that the word “accreditation” does not mean they SETA accredited. It must say “NQF Accredited”.

How to confirm that you are not caught in a SCAM!

Before you can start with any course you should ask the following questions:

  • Is the course accredited and with what SETA? (Phone the SETA and ask to speak to the ETQA Manager or check their website for detail.
  • What is the process and duration from start to completion?
  • Are there any additional fees for support to re-submission?
  • Entry Requirements? Do you charge for registration and why?
  • What discount can I get if I do more courses with your institute?
  • What after support and resources to you offer?
  • Can you provide a list of references or reviews of learners who completed these courses before?
  • Is this course even the correct course for what I’m trying to do?