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    The minister of Higher Education published a proposal to change the Skills Development Act, comments due before the 31st of January 2018. Some highlights of these amendments propose to: The good: 1.   Remove SETA regional offices and create one central sharing system/office to be more effective. 2.   Sharing of resources, such as IT and HR. 3.   SETAs to … Continue reading "Skills Development Act amendment 15 Dec2017" […]

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The functions of an Assessment Quality Partner - AQP

An Assessment Quality Partner must, in respect of the qualifications and part qualifications specified in the Service Level Agreement; recommend the external assessment specifications document for approval by the QCTO; recommend the external assessment specifications document for approval by the QCTO; develop and maintain a national data-bank of instruments for external assessments;publish exemplars of external assessments;recommend to the QCTO the accreditation and withdrawal of accreditation of skills development providers for the knowledge and/or practical skills component using criteria and guidelines provided by the QCTO; register assessors and moderators for the external assessments;develop c[...]

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The implementation of assessment practices will be an important aspect of skills development. As coach the skill to conduct an assessment is very important

Introduction

In the past, assessment was based on measuring a person’s achievements against others being assessed. The most common way to assess was a written examination. In a competency-based system, learners are assessed against clearly defined assessment criteria and specific outcomes.

A registered assessor who has been trained to design and develop assessment activities and to collect evidence carries out assessment.

To ensure quality and consistency, the ETQA has implemented quality control systems. Quality will be assured through systems such as moderation.

The quality of assessment is the key to the success of a National Qualifications Framework. Standards, qualifications and assessment systems are designed to meet industry’s need for consistency and reliability. Assessment systems also need to be flexible enough to be applied in all relevant circumstances, and to offer access to assessment for all learners able to achieve the standards.

Definition of the term “assessment”

Assessment is a structured process whereby different types of evidence are collected, and judged against the requirements of relevant national standards, using a variety of methods. Judgements are made in order to make a decision on an individual’s performance in relation to national standards.