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What is a registered constituent assessor?

What is a registered constituent assessor?

You have successfully completed your assessor training and have been declared competent. You have received your Assessor certificate and Statement of Results from the ETDP SETA. You feel that you are ready to start conducting assessments and then you are confronted with the question: Are you a registered assessor?

It is then that you realize that there is more than just being a qualified or certified assessor. So what exactly is a registered assessor?

A registered assessor:

  • Has successfully completed the assessor training at an accredited training provider
  • Has been awarded the credits of the registered assessor unit standard SAQA and has the ETDP SETA SOR to prove this
  • Is a subject matter expert in the field that he/she will be assessing
  • Has registered with an ETQA or various ETQAs as an assessor.

What is a Subject Matter expert?

It is a person who has in depth knowledge and skills in a specific field based on qualifications and experience.

How do I prove that I am a subject matter expert?

The ETQA evaluates your subject matter expertise on your:

  • Qualifications
  • Experience

Qualifications

In order for you to assess a candidate’s competence, you need to have a qualification that is equal to or one level higher than the qualification that you will be assessing.

Experience

Experience is measured in the number of years that you have experience in the specific field you want to assess. As a general rule, the ETQAs require you to have at least three years’ experience in the field.

When registering as an assessor you thus need to have certified copies of your relevant qualifications, including your assessor certificate as well as any SORs you have in the related field.

Furthermore you need to ensure that your CV is comprehensive and provides definite proof that you have workplace experience in the field you will be assessing.

How do I  prepare to register as an assessor?

You need to:

  • identify the registered qualifications and unit standards you wish to assess.
  • record the unit standard and qualification titles and SAQA ID numbers as you will need these to complete your application.
  • analyse the unit standards and qualifications to ensure that your qualifications and experience match the standards. Adjust your CV to match the requirements of the qualifications/unit standards.
  • Identify the quality assurer (ETQA) of the unit standard or qualification. You will then apply for registration as an assessor to this SETA.
  • Obtain the necessary registration forms from the relevant SETAs. Some SETAs have forms that can be downloaded, while with others you need to do the application on line.
  • Ensure that you have certified copies of your relevant qualifications, statements of results and your ID.
  • Ensure that you have a comprehensive CV that reflects your experience related to the qualifications/unit standards.
  • You are now ready to start the registration process.

Which documents will I need for registration?

  • A certified copy of your ID
  • A certified copy of your Assessor certificate and SOR (statement of results)
  • Certified copies of other qualifications
  • A comprehensive CV
  • The SETA application for registration form. This could either be a document that you need to download and complete, or you may need to complete this document on line.

Where do I find the Assessor application for  registration form?

The registration of assessors is the responsibility of the ETQA of the different SETAs. You will thus need to go onto the relevant SETA website and search for the application form  and procedures under the ETQA documents. Some SETAs have application forms that you need to download, print complete manually while others have online application forms.

For a complete list of the contact details of the various Quality assurance bodies and SETAs, visit the SAQA website.

http://www.saqa.org.za/

Click on the links for the websites of the relevant SETAs to find the application forms, application procedure and qualifications that fall within the scope of the specific SETA.

A step by step approach to the registration process

As mentioned before there are two different ways in which you can apply to register:

  • The manual application where you download and complete and submit the application form and relevant supporting documents
  • The online application where you complete an online application form, select the unit standards and qualifications, etc. from drop down menus  and electronically load supporting documents.

Manual application

In the case where you need to download the application form for the registration, you will have to follow the following procedure:

On-line application

How long does it take?

Depending on the performance of the SETA, it could take anything from a few weeks to three months.

How will I know if I am registered?

You will receive a formal letter or certificate from the specific SETA to inform you of your registration status.

This document will reflect:

  • Your personal details such as your full names, ID number
  • Your assessor registration number, (in the case of the ETDP SETA it will be a number starting with an “A” and at other ETQAs it might be your ID number.
  • The unit standards and/or qualifications where registration has been granted.
  • The qualifications and unit standards where they need more information in order to make a decision about your subject matter expertise if necessary.

You will now be able to start assessing and making assessment judgements about candate competency in the unit standards and qualifications that you have been granted registration.

Some of the ETQAs will follow up with a certificate indicating that you are now a registered constituent assessor and add a list of unit standards and qualifications that indicate the scope of your registration.

Am I now registered for an indefinite period?

No, just as qualifications need to be reviewed, your assessor registration will have an expiry date. This is to ensure that you keep up with the changes in the skills development and training scenario. Normally your registration is valid for a period of 3 years and it is your responsibility to ensure that your registration stays valid.

It is therefore essential for you to keep up with changes such as changes in the registration status of qualifications and unit standards. Unit standards and qualifications are constantly revised and updated. Ensure that you are aware of any changes in titles, SAQA IDs, etc. and update your registration before it expires.

Will I have to go through the whole registration process again?

No, most of the SETA/ETQAs have a separate re registration form and process. You will just need to update your details.

What happens if I want to add unit standards and qualifications to my existing registration?

You do not have to go through the whole registration process again. You will apply for an extension of scope and add the additional unit standards and qualifications. The extended scope will be added to your registration.

Some closing remarks

As a registered assessor:

  • You will receive proof of registration
  • You will be registered to assess specified unit standards and qualifications
  • You will receive an assessor registration number to be used when you conduct assessments
  • You will be added to the assessor database of the specific SETA/ETQA
  • You will have to sign and abide by a code of conduct
  • You will have to re-register after a specified time period

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QCTO Feedback from Sylvia Hammond (Skills Portal)

Dear Skills Universe Members,

Well, what a day this was.  Firstly I would like to thank each and every Provider/Individual that attended this QCTO Information Session – you really showed your true colours!  Well done Gauteng, you clearly showed the QCTO that you are respected businesses that are here to stay and want to engage with the QCTO.  I am so proud of you!

So what happened today?

The Agenda was:

  1. Introduction and Welcome by QCTO Chief Director Mr Thomas Lata
  2. Update on the QCTO Model
  3. Qualification Development
  4. Quality Assurance
  5. Certification
  6. Tea Break with lekker muffins and sandwiches/snacks
  7. Accreditation and Registration of Skills Development Providers (SDP)
  8. Roles and Responsibilities of Skills Development Providers
  9. Discussion – any provider to direct questions to the QCTO, whereby there is a panel of QCTO personnel attending to the questions.  This was an open forum – and every question was heard.  If you felt that your question was not dealt with accordingly or in a manner that you can understand, come talk to me, lets sort it out and get your answers!
  10. Closure

Various questions were asked, and providers were given the opportunity to get some answers.  The time was short to address all our concerns.  But please bear in mind that the QCTO response to our issues and concerns’ ETA is Monday the 30th January 2017.  We will also get all the slides from today and add them here for all of you to see.

There is one important issue that needs to be dealt with now, please Providers.  If you are an accredited provider (private not public), then you need to register with DHET before June 2017.  If you are offering legacy qualifications which are now occupational qualifications, please apply for accreditation at the QCTO – this is a matter of urgency.

I am still collecting all my thoughts and noting down as much as I can, and will continue to write reports on this session.  Please give me time to add all my notes!

To the QCTO, thank you for today.  Thank you for showing that you do care about the small providers, it is appreciated.  For the massive group of individuals that you had to face, you did fantastic.  Keep it up QCTO.

Sylvia Hammond

DRAFT NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK AMENDMENT BILL, 2016

DRAFT NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK AMENDMENT BILL, 2016

The draft bill aims to make it compulsory for all education institutions issuing qualifications to be registered and accredited to do so. Additionally qualifications and part-qualifications must be registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), or must be recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) or any other foreign qualifications authority.

This follows reports of private education institutions awarding invalid qualifications.
The bill calls for employers to verify the qualifications of their employees. Fraudulent qualifications are to be reported to SAQA The authority will keep a record of the holder of the fake qualification. The bill also suggests a register of fake qualifications be kept.

The amended act is expected to make provision for the following:

  • A separate register for professional designations.
  • The formulation of evaluation criteria of foreign qualifications.
  • The establishment of a register of fraudulent qualifications.
  • Education institutions, employers and courts of law to report fraudulent qualifications.
  • For the establishment by SAQA of a register of misrepresented qualifications.
  • For employers to be obliged to refer qualifications of employees to SAQA for validation and verification.

Invalid qualifications include degrees, diplomas, or certificates which was “fraudulently obtained or awarded” and presented in good faith as being authentic, the bill states.

Taken from news24

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