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Conduct Moderation of Outcomes-based Assessments (Moderator) Course


Unit Standard (SAQA Reg. No 115759)

Moderators are an integral part of the internal quality system. They provide guidelines on how assessment practices can be improved in their capacity as advisors to promote assessment practices and contribute towards the development of assessors. Moderators advise will enhance the development and maintenance of quality management systems that are in line with Educational Training and Quality Assurance (ETQA) requirements.

COURSE DURATION: 5 Weeks Maximum Part time or 5 days full time.

NQF LEVEL: Level 6 registered

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What makes a good Moderator?
  • Strong verbal skills.
  • Interact with people.
  • Must have the ability to be open and unbiased.
  • Flexible and reliable.
  • Ability to create trust.
  • Enthusiastic with high energy levels.
Moderators need to be registered?

Absolutely YES. It will be to your benefit, once you have received your Statement of Results from ETDP-SETA and a certificate of competence you can register with the relevant SETA’s. Once registered you will receive a unique registration number as proof of registration.

Benefits of being a registered Moderator?
  • Employability prospect.
  • Work for your self as a freelance moderator.
  • Employability in a company as an internal Moderator.
  • Improve your training skills and much more benefits.
  • Personal development.


Modules learning outcomes

Practitioners credited with this (Unit Standard 115759) 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, he/she will be 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.

Review moderation systems and processes.

Entry level requirements into this programme?

It is further assumed that the person has evaluative expertise within the field in which they are moderating assessments. Must have Assessor course completed and Statement of Results (SOR) from relevant Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA)

  • Certified copy of you ID document
  • School Grade 12 or tertiary qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Certified copy of your Assessor certificate
  • Certified copy of your ETDP-SETA Statement of Results (SOR)

Online technical requirements

The system requirements for the Moodle user are modest. All you really need is a solid, reliable internet connection and a modern web browser which can be downloaded within our e Learning platform.

Operating system
  • Windows: Windows vista or higher.
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X or higher.
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