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UNISA Short Course in Moderation of Assessments

UNISA Short Course in Moderation of Assessments

The “Short Course in Moderation of Assessments” at UNISA is designed for individuals who conduct or intend to conduct internal or external moderation of assessments. This course offers comprehensive training in the principles and practices of assessment moderation. Here’s an overview of the course details:

Duration

12 months.

Target Group

Individuals involved in or aspiring to conduct internal or external moderation of assessments.

Registration Periods

Annual Registration: 1 December – 28 February.

Course Leader Details

Dr. SS Mukhari, D.Ed

Expertise: Language Education.

Department: Language Education, Arts and Culture.

Office Location: Nkoana Simon Radipere Building, 06-11, UNISA.

Contact: Tel: 012 429 6692, Cell: 076 824 7170, Email: Mukhass@unisa.ac.za.

Programme Administrator

Admin Officer

Location: Unisa Centre for Lifelong Learning, 360 Lillian Ngoyi Street, Pretoria Central, Solomon Mahlangu Building 2nd floor.

Contact: Tel: 012 352 4288, Email: UCL@unisa.ac.za.

Application Link

Apply for the SLP at UNISA.

Purpose Statement

The course enables candidates to effectively moderate assessments, ensuring quality assurance procedures are applied in a manner free from bias and discrimination. It focuses on fair, valid, reliable, and practicable moderation, with special attention to redress in race, gender, and disability.

Outcomes

Candidates will learn to:

Understand moderation.

Plan and prepare for moderation.

Conduct moderation.

Advise and support assessors.

Report, record, and administer moderation.

Review moderation systems and processes.

Course Module: SCMA01W – Moderation of Assessments

Content

  • The course covers:
    • The role and function of moderation.
    • Moderation methods.
    • Principles of assessment.
    • Principles and practices of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
    • Methods of assessment.
    • Addressing potential barriers to assessment.
    • Understanding the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) principles and mechanisms.
    • Assessment policies and Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) requirements.
    • Quality assurance policies and procedures.
    • Organizational or institutional contexts.
    • Curriculum understanding (where applicable).

This course is ideal for those in educational, training, or corporate environments who are responsible for or interested in ensuring the quality and fairness of assessment processes. It offers a detailed and practical approach to understanding and implementing effective moderation strategies.

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