Assessor and moderator application

Criteria for registration as an assessor with SASSETA

It is important to note that we only accept the following applications for this kind of registration:

  • The re-registration of assessors and moderators where registration has expired.
  • New applications for assessors and moderators that are affiliated with a SASSETA-accredited provider.
  • New applications for assessors and moderators that are affiliated with new Training Provider accreditation applications.

The assessor should meet the following criteria:

  • Have been deemed competent and certified for the generic Assessor Unit Standard (Unit Standard 115753 – Conduct outcomes-based assessment) by an ETDP SETA accredited provider
  • Have a qualification at least one NQF level higher than the qualification/s or unit standard/s applied for AND/OR
  • Have work experience related to the qualification/s or unit standard/s which contributed to the assessor’s subject matter expertise AND/OR
  • Have an endorsement from the relevant professional body, where applicable
  • Experience and expertise associated with assessment of education and training is deemed an advantage

Criteria for registration as a moderator with SASSETA

The moderator should meet the following criteria:

  • Be registered with SASSETA as an assessor
  • Have been deemed competent and certified for the generic Moderator Unit Standard (Unit Standard 115759 – Conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessment) by an ETDP SETA accredited provider
  • Have experience in outcomes-based assessment

SASSETA reserves the right to request additional information from an applicant during the evaluation.

Assessor / Moderator Registration Process

  • Complete the SASSETA Registration application form (Click here to access the form)
  • Attach all relevant and supporting documentation
  • Submit the application and supporting documentation to the SASSETA Processing and Quality Assurance department
  • If you will be assessing any of the Professional Body/Quality Assurance Partner qualifications, you will need to attach a letter of recommendation from the relevant Professional Body with your application form
  • When the application form has been evaluated against the set criteria, assessors will be notified in writing and issued with a registration certificate, registration number, and requirements for continued registration

List of supporting documents

Electronic copies of the following documents must be uploaded as part of the application process:

  • Statement of Results issued by ETDP SETA
  • Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Certified copies of relevant qualifications
  • Letter of endorsement issued by the professional body, where applicable
  • Certified copy of identify document / passport / other proof of identity

De-registration process

SASSETA will de-register assessors for the following reasons:

  • If an assessor has breached the code of conduct and compromised the integrity of the learner achievements
  • Where an assessor has assessed outside of the scope of registration
  • Where an assessor has requested de-registration

Should an assessor be de-registered for misconduct, the following bodies or authorities could be informed:

  • SASSETA’s Chief Executive Officer
  • Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (Click here)
  • South African Qualifications Authority (Click here)
  • Department of Higher Education and Training (Click here)
  • Any relevant Quality Assurance Bodies

SASSETA appeals process

Assessors who have been de-registered or have not been granted registration may appeal against the decision by:

  • Submitting a written notice of appeal to the PQA Director within 10 working days of the decision
  • The Appellant has a further 10 working days to submit a statement setting out the grounds for the appeal, accompanied by the relevant documentation, to the PQA Director
  • The appeal will be forwarded to SASSETA Appeals Committee who will consider the evidence and make decisions to either accept or reject the appellant’s claim
  • The PQA Director will communicate the Committee’s decision to the appellant in writing and thereafter, the appellant may submit a further appeal to QCTO