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Continuing Education and Training

Short Course for Planning and Conducting Assessment of Learning Outcomes 

(Qualification code: 7100-5)

Aim of the short course: This assessor course will provide people who assess or intend to assess candidates against unit standards and/or qualifications with the necessary expertise..

The course is usually taken in conjunction with the course in the design  of integrated assessment for a learning programme

Target group: The course is appropriate for:

  • any person involved in assessment of learning outcomes in education and training settings or in the workplace;
  • teachers in the new career path leading to senior teacher and learning area specialist positions where they have to assess beginning teachers, student teachers, Learnership teachers and their peers;
  • senior teachers involved with Learnership student teachers; and
  • departmental officials involved in assessment of teachers as part of whole school evaluations.

Admission requirements:
NQF 4 (matric) or equivalent qualification

Language medium

One year

Number of modules:

Registration dates: 
1 December to 28 February

Full course fee: 
R4 400-00 (An additional fee per module to be paid by students living outside the borders of South Africa).
Fees for groups, depending on extra services required may be different

Module content:

Module 1 (CPCA01-X)

  • Contextualising assessment as a teaching-learning activity
  • Role players in assessment
  • Principles and conditions of assessment

The assessment process:

  • Planning and preparing for assessment
  • Preparing learners for assessment
  • Gathering knowledge and performance  evidence
  • Making assessment judgements
  • Recording assessment results
  • Providing assessment feedback
  • Reviewing assessment practices
    • Assessment methods and instruments
    • Assessment techniques    

Nature of examinations:.

Theoretical component. Participants must complete and pass at least one compulsory written assignment. The assignment will involve workplace-based exercises, projects and self-assessment.

Practical component Participants must compile, and submit for assessment, a workplace-based portfolio of evidence of competence in the relevant outcomes of assessing learning outcomes and attend the workshop. 

Workshops: The course material is complemented by a two day compulsory workshop to be held in Pretoria and other Unisa regional offices should the registered numbers warrant it. Travel and subsistence costs will be on the account of the student.

Accreditation: Unisa is an accredited provider for this course based on the unit standard nr 115753 Conduct outcomes-based assessment. Students that are found to be competent against the outcomes of this unit standard will be able to apply for registration as assessors with the relevant SETA's. 

Contact person:

Prof JM Dreyer
Project Leader
Tel: 012 429 4398   
Fax: 012 429 4909

Registration Enquiries:
Tel: 012 481 2731/ 2813 / 2816 / 2831
Fax: 086 6514772