This short course is for anyone who wants to assess students against registered unit standards and full qualifications in the SETA (QCTO) sub-framework.

Students have the option of completing the “conduct outcomes-based assessment” unit standard on its own or in conjunction with the “design and develop outcomes based assessment” unit standard.

This short course can only be obtained through online learning.

Course overview

The details for the online learning are as follows:

  • Average time commitment is 2-3 hours per week.
  • Groups start on the second Tuesday of each month.
  • Registration closes seven days before the group start date.
  • Preparation sessions are online (internet access and PC skills are essential).
  • For classroom training dates please contact [email protected] to see what is scheduled.)

What does the assessor short course cover?

Assessors are placed in a position of judgement in that they have to make decisions about the competency of others, either in the workplace or the classroom.

This short course is designed to build your skills incrementally over a six-week or eight-week period.

  • The six-week programme covers just the “conduct OBE assessments” unit standard (115753)
  • The eight-week programme covers BOTH the “plan and conduct OBE assessments” unit and the “design and develop OBE assessments” unit standard (115755).

The six-week (conduct assessments) programme covers:

  • Understanding outcomes-based assessments;
  • Assessment procedures;
  • Preparing for assessments;
  • Assessment principles and methods;
  • Collecting assessment evidence;
  • Making judgements;
  • Providing feedback;
  • Evaluating assessment processes.

The additional two-weeks for the designing of assessment tools (115755) covers:

  • Designing outcomes-based assessments;
  • Developing assessment activities;
  • Developing assessment guides;
  • Evaluating assessment designs and guides.

Who is the assessor short course designed for?

Skills assessors typically have some subject matter expertise in a particular subject area.  This will allow them to register with a SETA as a subject matter assessor on successful completion of the assessor course.

How is this short course delivered?

Chartall Business College offers these unit standards either as an online course or face-to-face.  (Contact [email protected] for face-to-face training dates).

To enrol for online learning, you:

  • should ideally be employed as you need access to company assessment policies;
  • must have a PC or tablet (or smart phone but this could be too small) with sufficient internet connectivity to download the online learning materials and view videos.

Please see for minimum computer specifications.

What are the entry requirements for this short course?

Student assessors should ideally have some knowledge of the outcomes-based training and SETA/QCTO environments.

Prospective students also need a good command of English (reading and writing) so that they can analyse and interpret the relevant outcomes and unit standards (all of which are written in English).

You should also be computer-literate, with access to WIFI and a PC.

What is the accreditation status of the assessor short course?

The assessor unit standards are quality assured by the ETDP SETA.  Chartall Business College is accredited to offer both unit standards by the ETDP SETA.  The SAQA-registered details of the two unit standards are:

  • 115753: Conduct outcomes-based assessment (NQF level 5, 15 credits)
  • 115755: Design and develop outcomes-based assessments (NQF level 6, 10 credits)

What certification will I obtain on successful completion of this short course?

Students will be awarded a Statement of Results from the ETDP SETA.  This will show either the one or two unit standards, depending on the option selected.

Unit standard 115753 enrolment
R2 800once off payment

Make a once off payment for the Skills Assessor short course (Unit standard 115753).
Unit standard 115753 & 115755 enrolment
R3 400once off payment

Make a once off payment for the Skills Assessor short course (Unit standard 115753 & 115755).
Contact info
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