To all Training Institutions, Nursing Colleges, Technikons, Universities and Stakeholders
Assessment of Learning Outcomes - A
|all assessors must meet the requirements of the generic assessor standards; and|
|subject specific assessors should meet criteria determined by the Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA) registering the assessors.|
For SAQA all practitioners who will be responsible for the assessment of the achievement of learning outcomes leading to qualifications and standards registered on the NQF should within a period of 3 years (i.e. by May 2004) become certified assessors and registered constituent assessors for specified qualifications and/or standards.
(SAQA 2001 - Criteria and guidelines for the registration of assessors - Page 13)
The South African Nursing Council as an accredited ETQA has a responsibility of:
|ensuring that existing assessors are registered as assessors for nursing qualifications and standards.|
In order to meet the above deadline, providers are urged to train existing assessors in generic assessment standards.
It is recommended that by the end of year 2002 each provider have at least two certified assessors.
For more information on the issue of assessment you are advised to acquaint yourselves with the content of the following SAQA document:
GUIDELINES FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
Documents are available on the internet at http://www.saqa.org.za
(N.B. : This document is no longer available)
For providers who have no access to the internet, contact the South African Nursing Council’s Communication Section, for attention:
Ms L Jele
Tel: (012) 420-1066
Fax: (012) 343-5400
Copies of the above documents will be posted to you on request.
A list of accredited providers for training in generic assessor standards can be found on the internet for your information. These providers are accredited by the Education and Training Development Practices Sectoral Education and Training Authority (ETDP SETA) ( http://www.etdpseta.org.za )
By December 2002, all providers should submit names of certificated assessors in their employment.
From January 2003 assessment of candidates for Recognition of Prior Learning should be done by nurse educators who are certified assessors.
Grace Ramadi (Dr)
for Registrar and Chief Executive Officer