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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage assessment in a learning organisation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263982  Manage assessment in a learning organisation 
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
116810  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 the systems and processes of the assessment of learning, in General, Further and Higher education, training and development and skills development.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Evaluating current systems for the management of assessment of learning.
  • Developing an assessment plan for an organisation.
  • Managing and promoting assessment and quality assurance policies and procedures within the organisation.
  • Supporting the assessment team.
  • Monitoring and reviewing 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:
  • ID 114924, "Demonstrate understanding of the outcomes-based education and training approach within the context of a National Qualifications Framework".
  • ID 115753, "Conduct outcomes-based assessment".
  • ID 115755, "Design and develop outcomes-based assessments". 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This Unit Standard is focussed on the systems for managing assessment as part of the broader quality management system of the organisation, and does not relate to the assessment of individual learners. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate current system for the management of assessment of learning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Features of the current assessment management system are identified and evaluated in terms of organisational developmental objectives. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Features include assessment and related quality assurance policy and procedures.
     

    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 assessment plan for the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The assessment plan is developed in cooperation with relevant stakeholders and role-players using appropriate planning processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The assessment plan describes the implementation taking into consideration the organisational needs and resources, legislative requirements and ethical principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The plan includes:

    Resourcing, administration, responsibilities for implementation, support processes for assessment and moderation, time frames for assessment and moderation, and assessment and related quality assurance policies and procedures, with particular reference to RPL and appeals.
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The assessment plan addresses the needs identified in the evaluation of the current assessment management system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The assessment plan is documented within agreed time frames and in a manner that facilitates communication and implementation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop guidelines for implementing the assessment plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessment and related quality assurance policies and procedures are analysed and interpreted to determine implementation requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The assessment principles are embedded in the guidelines in order maximize the transformative potential of assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The guideline describes ways of promoting access, redress, flexibility and RPL. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The guideline is documented and communicated to assessors and relevant parties involved in assessment and moderation in line with the assessment plan. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Interactions with the team enable communication of the assessment plan, assessment and related quality assurance policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Training and development needs of the assessment team are identified and plans developed to address the needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A support intervention is provided to facilitate effective and manageable assessment in line with the assessment plan, where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Mechanisms are established to facilitate effective networking among role-players within the team. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Monitor and review assessment of learning at organisational level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Problems and/or challenges are identified and corrective or supportive actions are recommended and sufficient to address the situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Monitoring and review process enables the involvement and contribution of role-players to ensure sufficient and valid feedback on the implementation of the assessment plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The assessment plan is reviewed, and adjusted on the basis of the findings for future implementation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessors for this unit standard must be registered with the relevant ETQA.
  • Providers offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 116810, "Manage assessment in a learning organisation", Level 6, 10 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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  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  20485   National First Degree: ABET Practice  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2021-06-30  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. Colleen Osorio Skills Development Consultancy cc 
    2. Cool Ideas 1 (PTY) LTD. t/a VERYCOOLIDEAS 
    3. KHULISANE ACADEMY 
    4. Kula Institute 
    5. Montague Education and Training (PTY)Ltd 
    6. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    7. Public Management Academy of South Africa t/a Pumasa 
    8. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    9. Retshetse Training Project 
    10. SANDF COLLEGE OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 
    11. Targeted School Development Services 
    12. The Institute of People Development 
    13. Vutivi Training and Skills Development 



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