Assessment Quality Partner
Council for Higher Education
Foundational Learning Certificate
National Qualifications Framework
Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework
Quality Council for Trades and Occupations SDP Skills Development Provider
The certification, usually for a particular period, of a person, a body or an institution as having the capacity to fulfil a particular function in the quality assurance system set up by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).
The process of collecting evidence of learner’s work to measure and make judgements about the competence or non-competence of specified National Qualifications Framework (NQF) occupational standards or qualifications and part qualifications.
A centre accredited by the QCTO for the purpose of conducting external integrated summative assessments for specified NQF registered occupational qualifications and part qualifications.
Assessment Quality Partner
A body delegated by the QCTO to develop assessment instruments and manage the external integrated summative assessments of specific NQF registered occupational qualifications and part qualifications.
Any site selected as suitable and approved by the relevant AQP to conduct the external integrated summative assessments for specified registered occupational qualifications and part qualifications, where the specific assessment specifications do not require the use of an accredited assessment centre.
A person who has been appointed by the relevant AQP in accordance with established criteria to conduct, develop and/or moderate external integrated summative assessments for NQF registered occupational qualifications and part qualifications.
The ability to put into practice in the relevant context the learning outcomes acquired in obtaining an occupational qualification or part qualification.
A person whose performance is being assessed by the relevant AQP at an accredited assessment centre or approved workplace.
Any type of assessment that involves an electronic component and incorporates one or more of e-testing, e-portfolios and e-marking.
Various forms of electronic learning where technology is used to deliver part, or all of a course whether it is within a school or in a distance learning environment.
External summative assessment
A final evaluation of a learner’s occupational competence in the specified registered NQF occupational qualification or part qualification conducted at a different place from which the learning took place and by different people from those who offered the learning.
A form of assessment which permits the learner to demonstrate applied competence and which uses a range of assessment methods (formative and summative), instruments and techniques.
The process managed by the AQP which ensures that the assessment of the learning outcomes described in the NQF occupational standards, qualifications and part qualifications is fair, valid, reliable and unbiased.
A person who has been appointed by the relevant AQP in accordance with established criteria to ensure that the assessment process and procedure is fair, valid, reliable and unbiased.
A continuous process of the review of quality that can be conducted internally and/or externally to recommend quality improvements.
Is derived from the occupational profile and is the purposeful combination of conceptual, practical and work experience knowledge and skills in order to achieve a certain occupational qualification.
A qualification associated with a trade, occupation or profession, resulting from work-based learning and consisting of the knowledge, practical skills and work experience standards as defined in the Skills Development Act (Act No. 97 of 1998).
An assessed unit of learning that is registered on the
NQF as a part qualification.
Occupational part qualifications must comprise all three learning components.
Skills Development Provider
A body that delivers learning programmes which culminate in specified registered NQF occupational standards and qualifications and part qualifications and manages the internal assessment thereof.
The person responsible for auditing the management and information systems of the AQP
The end-process by which it is determined by the relevant AQP whether or not an assessment is valid and leading to the acceptance or rejection of assessment results.
The process managed by the relevant AQP for externally checking moderation processes and confirming or overturning moderation findings.