Moderator Training

Conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessments (SAQA US 115759, NQF Level 6, 10 Credits)

This unit standard is for persons who conduct internal or external moderation of outcomes-based assessments. The assessments could be aligned to a number of documents, including but not limited to unit standards, exit level outcomes, assessment standards, curriculum statements and qualifications. This unit standard will contribute towards the achievement of various qualifications, particularly within the field of Education Training and Development Practices as well as Human Resources Development. 

On successful completion of this unit standard, the moderator will be able to moderate assessments and assessment criteria according to the relevant outcome statements and Quality Assurance requirements. The prescribed Quality Assurance procedures will be utilized in a fair, valid, reliable and practicable manner ensuring that it is free from all bias and discrimination, paying particular attention to the three groups targeted for redress: race, gender and disability.

The moderator training course is aligned to registered unit standards with assessments being conducted against the outcomes of the unit standard. On successful completion of this training module you will be awarded 10 credits towards a National Qualification.

 Pre-Course Entry Requirements:

  • Assessor qualification

 A Moderator’s primary functions are to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of outcomes-based moderations.
  • Plan, Prepare and conduct moderation.
  • Moderate assessments according to relevant outcome statements and Quality Assurance.
  • Coaching, mentoring, advising and supporting assessors.
  • Administer, record and report on moderations.
  • Review the moderation process and apply corrective action plans when required.

The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners have previous assessment experience when starting to learn towards this unit standard, and in particular, recognition for the unit standard: NLRD 115753: "Conduct outcomes-based assessments".


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