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 Programme Overview

  • Understanding outcomes-based assessment
  • Prepare for assessments
  • Conduct assessments
  • Provide feedback on assessments
  • Review assessments


  • 3 days contact session

Qualification alignment 

  • National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices (NQF Level 5)

Unit standard number and credits

  • SAQA ID: 1157593 (15)


  • Certificate of Attendance (no formal assessment)
  • Certificate of Competence (Portfolio of Evidence)

Upon completion of the programme, participants should be able to

  • Do a comparison between outcomes-based and another form of assessment of learning
  • Explain RPL in terms of its purpose, processes and related benefits and challenges.
  • Describe and compare a variety of assessment methods
  • Describe key principles of assessment and illustrate them in practical situations.
  • Describe the approach to giving feedback on assessment results
  • Prepare assessment resources, logistics, documentation and environment to meet the requirements of the assessment at hand
  • Notify parties involved in the assessment in good time.
  • Carry out all pre-assessment moderation requirements
  • Explain assessment details to candidates clearly and constructively.
  • Seek inputs from candidates regarding special needs
  • Confirm candidate readiness for assessment.
  • Use assessment practices that promote effective, manageable, fair and safe assessment.
  • Carry out the assessment according to the assessment design and in line with the assessment plan.
  • Use questioning techniques that are appropriate and have the potential to successfully elicit appropriate responses.
  • Gather sufficient evidence
  • Ensure that assessment judgements are justified by the authenticity, validity, sufficiency and currency of the evidence
  • Ensure that records of the assessment are in line with the requirements of the organisation’s quality assurance system.
  • Give feedback to relevant parties
  • Ensure that the type and manner of feedback is constructive, culturally sensitive and related to the relevant party’s needs.
  • Obtain feedback on the assessment process from the candidate and provide opportunities for clarification and explanations concerning the entire assessment
  • Deal with disputes and/or appeals that arise with according to the assessment policy
  • Record agreements reached and key elements of the feedback in line with the requirements of the organisation’s quality assurance system
  • Ensure that the review identifies strengths and weaknesses in the instruments and process
  • Analyse feedback from relevant parties and use it to influence future assessments positively
  • Identify weaknesses in the assessment design and process that could have compromised the fairness of assessment
  • Identify weaknesses in the assessment arising from poorly defined outcomes and criteria, and take effective steps to inform relevant bodies