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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate compliance of documented standards and qualifications with quality criteria 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117861  Evaluate compliance of documented standards and qualifications with quality criteria 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupationally-directed ETD Practitioners 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for people in quality assurance roles charged with evaluating (critiquing) standards used in education, training and development. The standards may be in various forms, including but not limited to unit standards, assessment standards, curriculum statements and qualifications.

People seeking credit for this unit standard could be staff of relevant quality assuring bodies or members of groups who have developed the standards and who undertake a quality check prior to submission for formal approval. The evaluation of the standards would take place against documented quality criteria prepared by an authorised, national, quality assurance body.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Critique standards;
  • Critique qualifications; and
  • Provide feedback on the standards and qualifications for approval. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Knowledge of the national education and training system and associated requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    1. Candidates are not expected to develop their own criteria or quality assurance tools and documents. It is assumed that national quality criteria and any associated quality documents/checklists are standardised and issued by the authorised, national, quality assurance body.

    2. The evaluation should relate to the fitness-for-purpose of the standards for use on outcomes-based assessment and qualification systems. Key factors in the evaluation would be decisions related to:
  • The clarity and transparency of the statements of performance requirements;
  • The potential of the statements of performance requirements to guide the development of focused learning materials and contribute to robust assessment practice, and sound and consistent assessment decisions;
  • The internal coherence of the statements of performance requirements;
  • Compliance with style and formatting requirements.

    3. For credit, a candidate must evaluate batches of at least five standards from at least two, different, subject areas, and at least one complete qualification. "Subject areas" could be, for example, subfields or domains (or similar classification categories) used in national qualification systems. "Different" requires the body's setting the standards to be different, or the writers of each batch of standards to be different people or groups. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Critique standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Variances and shortcomings with technical specifications relating to the quality of performance statements and the format of the standards are detected and recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Clarification and/or assurance of interpretations of quality and/or format requirements are sought from colleagues. Any decisions that represent a variance in interpretation are documented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recommendations on the approval or non-approval of the standards are soundly based, and recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation required in and for the evaluation is kept ordered and secure throughout the evaluation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The evaluations are conducted in an ethical, reliable, practical and objective manner. Any potential for bias and discrimination is avoided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The volume and timeliness of evaluations carried out is in accordance with agreed plans and targets. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Critique qualifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Variances and shortcomings with technical specifications relating to the quality of performance statements and the format of the qualifications are detected and recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Clarification and/or assurance of interpretations of quality and/or format requirements are sought from colleagues. Any decisions that represent a variance in interpretation are documented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recommendations on the approval or non-approval of the qualifications are soundly based, and recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation required in and for the evaluation is kept ordered and secure throughout the evaluation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The evaluations are conducted in an ethical, reliable, practical and objective manner. Any potential for bias and discrimination is avoided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The volume and timeliness of evaluations carried out is in accordance with agreed plans and targets. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Provide feedback on the standards and qualifications for approval. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Documentation of any variance and/or shortcomings detected is sufficient to provide clear and constructive feedback to other parties. Notes and reports are legible and complete. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Opportunities are taken to discuss major issues directly with the body submitting the standards. Potential remedies are explained and any agreed solutions are documented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Feedback is restricted to matters of fact and relevance to the quality of the standards and qualifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All documentation and records of discussion are secured and stored in readiness for any re-submission of the standards. 


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

    2. Providers of learning towards this unit standard must be accredited through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.

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

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following knowledge is embedded within the unit standard, and will be assessed directly or implicitly through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the assessment criteria:
  • The essential concepts, principles, structures and terminology of an outcomes-based system.
  • Methods of gathering, analysing and recording data. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • This outcome will be demonstrated when identifying non-compliant aspects of standards and qualifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams
  • This outcome will be demonstrated when facilitating group processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively this unit standard requires high levels of self management and organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • The standard is primarily focused on this outcome 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills communication through oral and written means is central to this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system
  • Application of this outcome will be revealed through the feedback about the quality of the standards and qualifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  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  50331   National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    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. ATE Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Colleen Osorio Skills Development Consultancy cc 
    3. Cool Ideas 1 (PTY) LTD. t/a VERYCOOLIDEAS 
    4. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    5. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    6. Pachi Global Foundation 
    7. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    8. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    9. Saint Colonel Graduate Institute (PTY) Ltd 
    10. The Institute of People Development 
    11. TMG Quality Services 



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