The Moderator accredited short course (Unit Standard 115759) will train you to conduct the internal or external moderation of outcomes-based assessments.

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).
What does the Moderator short course cover?

Moderators typically conduct the internal or external moderation of outcomes-based assessments. The internal moderator reviews the assessment process and outcomes prior to referring the results to the certification partner, while external moderators are typically appointed by a SETA or other accrediting body to ensure that all providers apply the same standards and follow the same academic rigours. Moderators also moderate assessment tools prior to implementation.

Moderation is essentially a quality assurance function that takes a great deal of insight and understanding of both adult pedagogy and formal, outcomes-based assessment processes.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Explain moderation within the context of an outcomes-based assessment system;
  • Plan and prepare for moderation;
  • Conduct moderation using a variety of methods;
  • Advise and support assessors during and after the moderation process;
  • Report, record and administer moderations effectively; and
  • Review and improve moderation systems and processes.

Who is facilitating the Moderator short course?

The Chartall Business College moderator programme is facilitated by Dr Karen Deller. Dr Deller has been training assessors and moderators for over ten years and she has a great deal of practical experiences to share, which makes the learning more engaging and immediately implementable.

Who is the Moderator short course designed for?

Because moderators typically register to moderate specific qualifications, it is essential that candidate moderators have some subject matter expertise in a particular subject area.

How is this short course delivered?

Chartall Business College offers this unit standards either as an online course or face-to-face (face –to-face for groups of 10 or more). (Contact [email protected] for face-to-face training dates and prices).

You must also have a PC or tablet with sufficient internet connectivity to download the online learning materials, view videos and engage in skype lectures.

Please see for minimum computer specifications.

What is the accreditation status of the moderator short course?

This short course is linked to the moderator unit standard, which is registered by SAQA at NQF 6 (10 credits) under the SAQA ID 115759. The full title of the unit standard is “conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessments”. The unit standard is quality assured by the ETDP SETA. Chartall Business College is an accredited provider.

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

Students will be awarded a Statement of Results from the ETDP SETA.

What are the entry requirements for this short course?

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: 115753: “Conduct outcomes-based assessments”. It is also highly recommended that candidates should achieve 115755: “Design and develop outcomes-based assessments” before attempting this unit standard:

It is further assumed that the person has evaluative expertise within the field in which they are moderating assessments.

It is essential that candidate moderators have access to the summative assessments of real learners. These will be moderated by you as part of your own summative assessment.

Candidate moderators 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.

Single payment
R2 800once off payment

Make a once off payment for the Moderator short course (Unit standard 115759).


Contact info
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011 467 3215