In accordance with the ETQA Regulations, providers of education and
training are required to have assessment systems (policies, procedures,
review mechanisms) in place. For this reason, people who assess or
intend to assess candidates against unit standards and /or
qualifications need to undergo training according to the Generic
Assessment Unit Standards accredited by the Education Training and
Development Practices Sector Education Training Authority (ETDP/SETA).
This will ensure consistency of practice in assessment, and will ensure
that principles of assessment (fairness, validity, authenticity and
consistency) are maintained.
Although it is generally acknowledged that people who have been
involved in assessment processes such as teachers, trainers, nurse
educators (tutors), managers and workplace supervisors are
recognized as assessors, however, certification for the Generic
Assessment Unit Standards is a requirement that should be obtained by
Providers of education and training are therefore expected to enable
facilitators of learning in their employ to train as assessors by
accredited providers of assessor training.
An updated list of accredited providers of assessor training can be
obtained from the Education Training and Development Practices (ETDP)
SETA at the address or on the ETDP SETA website.
Education, Training and Development Practices SETA
Quality Assurance and Development Division
P O Box 5734
Phone : 011 - 8075621
Fax : 011 - 8-77490
The South African Nursing Council will register persons (as assessors) who meet the following requirements inter alia:
3.1 Submission of a certificate of competence against the Generic Assessment Unit Standards.
3.2 Relevant teaching and/or clinical experience.
3.3 Proof of registration with the South African Nursing Council against a specific qualification.
3.4 Proof of registration of a specific unit standards and/or qualification/s that s/he intends assessing (this will only apply once the unit standard generation is completed by the nursing Standard Generating Body (SGB) and these are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)).