Assessor Course (R4999)


An Assessor is the person judging whether another person is competent and not yet competent within a certain field. The Assessor Skills Programme is a comprehensive SAQA unit standard-based course that covers best practice standards of assessing outcomes-based learning. Learn how to conduct assessments in your own area of expertise.



  • Seasoned and competent in the area in which you will conduct assessments, i.e. having expertise in the area that you will be assessing.
  • No previous assessment expertise necessary.

Course Accreditations

This course is accredited with ETDP Seta and each learner will have to submit a Portfolio of Evidence after the training, upon being deemed competent, the learner will receive a Certificate of Competence.

This module is based on outcomes based learning principles where delegates are responsible for their own learning with support available when required.

  • Formative Assessment – to be submitted 1 month from completion of the workshop
  • Summative Assessment – to be submitted up to 6 months from submission of the Formative Assessment

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course and successful assessment Candidate Assessors will have acquired these skills:

  • Demonstrate understanding of outcomes-based assessment.
  • Plan and prepare for assessment.
  • Conduct assessment.
  • Provide feedback on assessments.
  • Review assessment.

Course Outlines

DAY 1 – Registration and introduction to the National Qualifications Framework.

  • Understanding outcomes-based assessment.
  • Comparing traditional and outcomes-based assessment.
  • Acquiring knowledge of different assessment methods.
  • Applying RPL as a method of assessment.
  • Assessing applied competence.


  • Plan the logistics and instruments required for successful assessment.
  • Prepare the financial, physical and human resources necessary for assessment.
  • Ensure Learner readiness in keeping with organisational policy.
  • Meet with Learners and obtain input on evidence that can be produced.
  • Obtain information about Learner needs that may prevent successful assessment.
  • Prepare stakeholders to ensure that assessments remain valid and true to  NQF principles.
  • Record Learner preparation and keep accurate records of Learner preparation.


  • Conduct assessments in a variety of settings.
  • Apply best-practice questioning techniques to elicit appropriate responses.
  • Make assessment judgements in situations where there is sufficient and insufficient evidence.
  • Apply valid and fair assessment methods in line with quality policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Gather and record sufficient information to ensure that meaningful feedback is given to Learners.


  • Prepare and give feedback to all stakeholders.
  • Obtain input from Learners.
  • Deal with disputes and appeals.
  • Maintain records of feedback and guidance in keeping with organisational quality requirements.
  • Evaluate the quality and strength of the assessment instruments and assessment process for incorporation into design.
* Portfolio compilation workshop.

Who Should Attend

  • HR Generalists.
  • Seasoned trainers.
  • Learning and Development Practitioners.
  • Any person who wants to specialise in assessment practice.
  • Any person who wants to register as an Assessor with a SETA.
  • Any person who wants to enhance previously learned assessment principles.