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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Manage assessment in a learning organisation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116810  Manage assessment in a learning organisation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Education Management and Leadership 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
ETDP SETA - Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority 
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Adult Learning 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-11-20  2009-05-13  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-05-13   2013-05-13  

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
9930  Manage a quality assurance system  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10  Complete 

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
263982  Manage assessment in a learning organisation  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for managers and leaders involved in evaluating, planning and managing assessment in General, Further and Higher education, training and development.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Evaluate current systems for the management of assessment within a learning organisation,
  • Develop an organisational assessment plan,
  • Contribute to and promote assessment policies and quality assurance procedures within the organisation,
  • Support the assessment team, and
  • Monitor and review assessment at organisational level. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits have been calculated on the assumption that the average learner will already be familiar with quality management processes, and have achieved the unit standard:
  • NLRD 114924: "Demonstrate understanding of the outcomes-based education and training approach within the context of a National Qualifications Framework". 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    "Learning organisation" refers to any public or private institution, company or body that provides education, training and development services to internal or external learners. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate current systems for the management of assessment within a learning organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessment needs are identified in terms of individual and organisational developmental objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Features and procedures of the current assessment management systems are identified and evaluated in terms of organisational needs and strategic objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Gaps and/or weaknesses in the current system are identified in relation to internal management requirements and requirements of relevant external quality assurance bodies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The evaluation identifies barriers to successful implementation of assessment as well as potential transformative uses of assessment within or by the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Recommendations provide for effective ways of addressing gaps and/or weaknesses in the system, while maximizing the transformative potential of assessment in a manageable way. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop an organisational assessment plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Planning is carried out in cooperation with relevant stakeholders and role-players using appropriate planning techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The assessment plan defines practical implementation details in line with organisational needs and resources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Details include resourcing, administration, legislative requirements, ethical and industrial considerations, support processes, time frames, assessor support, training strategies and quality assurance procedures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The plan promotes and provides clear guidance on integrated assessment and RPL. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The plan allocates responsibilities for implementation to those involved in assessment in accordance with identified areas of responsibility and skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The plan clarifies the roles and timing of assessment and moderation in relation to delivery of learning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The plan addresses the needs identified in the evaluation of the current assessment management system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The assessment plan is documented within agreed timeframes and in a manner that facilitates communication and implementation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Contribute to and promote assessment policies and quality assurance procedures within the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Contributions promote assessment in line with given assessment principles and maximize the transformative potential of assessment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Assessment principles are defined in Supplementary Information.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Contributions promote the principles of access, redress, flexibility and RPL. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Contributions address findings and recommendations concerning the current assessment system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Quality assurance procedures are documented and communicated to assessors and all other relevant parties involved in assessment in line with the assessment plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality assurance procedures include moderation and appeals.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Support the assessment team. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    "The assessment team" includes assessors, moderators, assessment designers, assessment facilitators and administrators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Interactions with the team ensure clear two-way communication of the assessment plan, assessment policy and procedures, and quality assurance mechanisms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assessor performance is monitored in line with current assessor standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Training and development needs of the team are identified and plans developed address identified needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Support facilitates effective and manageable assessment in line with the assessment plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Mechanisms are established to facilitate effective networking among various role-players within the team. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Monitor and review assessment at organisational level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Monitoring activities provide sufficient and valid information on the implementation of the assessment plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Problems and challenges are identified and corrective or supportive actions are sufficient to address the situation in keeping with the assessment plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Monitoring and review activities promote the involvement of and contributions by the various role-players in the assessment process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The assessment plan is evaluated, reviewed, and adjusted to meet the requirements of individuals, the organisation and the relevant external quality assurance body. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Assessors for this unit standard must be registered with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Providers offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to moderation guidelines and agreed ETQA procedures. 

    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:
  • Structures, mechanisms and objectives of the National Qualifications Framework and Skills Development Act;
  • Workplace needs and the learning environment, historical, present and future. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: using critical and creative thinking to propose improvements for correcting identified weaknesses in the assessment management system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams: supporting the assessment team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively: ensuring that management activities result in effective assessment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: reviewing the assessment plan and making recommendations for improvement. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: communicating the plan, policies and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: understanding the impact of assessment on the individuals, the organisation, the industry and the nation. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 263982, which is "Manage assessment in a learning organisation ", Level 6, 10 Credits.

    This unit standard replaces unit standard 9930, "Manage a quality assurance system", Level 6, 10 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements.

    Acronymns and abbreviations used:
  • ETQA: Education and Training Quality Assurance Body
  • RPL: Recognition of Prior Learning

    Principles of assessment:

    Methods of Assessment:
  • Appropriate: The method of assessment is suited to the outcome being assessed i.e. is capable of gathering evidence in relation to the intended outcome, and not something else.
  • Fair: The method of assessment does not present any barriers to achievements, which are not related to the achievement of the outcome at hand.
  • Manageable: The methods used make for easily arranged, cost-effective assessments that do not unduly interfere with learning.
  • Integrated into work or learning: Evidence collection is integrated into the work or learning process where this is appropriate and feasible. (Often referred to as naturally occurring evidence).

    Evidence:
  • Valid: The evidence focuses on the requirements laid down in the relevant standard and matches the evidence requirements of the outcome/s at hand under conditions that mirror the conditions of actual performance as closely as possible
  • Current: The evidence is sufficient proof that the candidate is able to perform the assessment outcomes at the time the assessor declares the candidate competent.
  • Authentic: The assessor is satisfied that the evidence is attributable to the person being assessed.
  • Sufficient: The evidence collected establishes that all criteria have been met and that performance to the required standard can be repeated consistently in the future i.e. the performance to standard is not a "once-off".

    Overall Assessment Process:
  • Systematic: The overall process ensures assessment is fair, effective, repeatable and manageable.
  • Open: The process is transparent i.e. assessment candidates understand the assessment process and the criteria that apply and can contribute to the planning and accumulation of evidence.
  • Reliable/Consistent: The same assessor would make the same judgement again in similar circumstances and judgements match judgements made on similar evidence. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50330   Bachelor: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 6  NQF Level 07  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59429   National Certificate: Inclusive Education  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  73529   Advanced Certificate: Education: School Management and Leadership  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  50331   National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  58579   National Diploma: Air Traffic Control  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Aquila Summa Offensa Responsio Iugales Praestructio (ASORIP) (NPC) 
    2. BORDERGATE EVENTS MANAGEMENT AND PROJECTS 
    3. Colleen Osorio Skills Development Consultancy cc 
    4. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    5. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    6. Kula Institute 
    7. M3i Skills Development 
    8. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    9. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    10. Pitt Institute T/A Imithombo Institute 
    11. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    12. RIO RIDGE 7 (PTY)LTD 
    13. The Institute of People Development 
    14. TMG Quality Services 



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