This course is intended for all persons who need to conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessments. This course 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. Those who successfully complete this programme 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.

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

Credits: 10

NQF level: 6

Exit Level Outcomes

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

Explain moderation in terms of its contribution to quality assured assessment and recognition systems within the context of principles and regulations concerning the NQF

Describe a variety of moderation methods

Discuss the key principles of assessments. Provide examples to show how moderation may be effective in ensuring the principles of assessment are upheld

Provide examples to show how moderation activities could verify the fairness and appropriateness of assessment methods and activities used by assessors in different assessment situations

Identify the activities to confirm the scope of moderation

Identify the relevant moderation method and process for a moderation process

Plan for moderation by preparing the relevant documentation

Plan for the logistical arrangement for moderation

Develop a moderation plan

Conduct moderation in accordance with a moderation plan

Assess the relevance of assessment instruments and processes

Evaluate whether special needs of learners have been provided for

Analyse the organisations’ assessment and moderation policy for implementation

Assess the quality of the assessment done by the assessor

Provide feedback to assessor for further development

Report moderation findings

Record strengths and weaknesses of moderation systems and processes

Make relevant recommendations towards the improvement of moderation systems and processes


This programme is accredited by the Education, Training and Development Sector Education and Training Authority (ETDP SETA).

On completion, the following certification will be awarded:

A ETDP SETA Statement of Results will be awarded to all delegates who successfully complete the unit standards’ portfolio requirements; or

A Regenesys Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to all delegates who attended all training sessions, but who do not complete any portfolio requirements successfully.


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