Unit Standards Covered

Number Title NQF Level Credits
115759 Conduct Moderation of Outcomes-based Assessment 6 10

People who have achieved this unit standard will be able to moderate outcomes based assessment by either observing the assessor or moderating a portfolio of evidence. They will also be able to register as a moderator at their relevant ETQA.

Entry Requirements: 

A learner wishing to enter this course does need previous moderation experience. It is assumed, though, that the learner has a good understanding and knowledge about the outcomes being moderated at a theoretical and practical level but that does not necessarily include practical ability in the outcome. Must have been found competent against the US 115753, Conduct OB Assessment, or equivalent.


Four days including completion of portfolio.

Who should attend?: 

The training is suitable for trainers, ETD’s, HR and line managers, supervisors, subject matter specialists, coaches and mentors who need to:

  • develop assessment instruments;
  • moderate workplace assessments;
  • manage training quality assurance;
  • evaluate training to NQF standards;
  • evaluate prior learning.
What’s in it for the learner?: 

The learner will be able to moderate assessment in terms of the relevant outcome statements and quality assurance requirements. It will also allow the learner to moderate RPL assessments.


The course runs over four days.
Interactive workshop where learner conducts a formative moderation and receives assistance to complete portfolio. The learner must hand in a completed portfolio on the last day of the workshop, after planning for and conducting two summative moderations during the workshop


Once a learner has been declared competent, his/her results are forwarded to the ETDP SETA for endorsement. A nationally recognised certificate is issued which give learner automatic entry into the Certificate programme.

On completion of the workshop: 

On completion of the workshop, learners will be able to, and understand :

  • The need for quality assurance of assessments.
  • Principles and methods of moderation.
  • Moderation processes and procedures.
  • Moderation of assessment instruments.
  • Moderation of recognition of prior learning assessments.
  • How to write a moderator report and support and develop assessors.