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Is there any increasing demand for assessors and moderators in the work place and how does it vary from Province to Province.I am looking at relocating back to Durban,what's the demand in the KZN Province for example?

 

Interesting question and I would like to hear your views

 

regards

 

Paul

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The BIG problem is, in which SETA? - that is something which has puzzled me for a long time, so I have gone back to holding my own workshops.
Hi Paul
My experience is that most company's in the KZN region tend to employ their own assessors/moderators on a full time basis - or train and upskill existing staff in the company to become assessors. This is possibly because it is a cost saving if they do assessments on an ongoing basis and then the assessor/moderator can also be utilised in various other areas of the business.
The market related cost of an external moderator is between R800 and R1200 per PoE and most companies are just not prepared to pay that.
Hi Paul,

I wish I could answer your question... My experience at this point is NO... maybe I ‘m wrong, but I have not seen an increase in the demand.
To my knowledge quite a number of Private Providers closed down [due to the Financial recession..?]; that tells me there should be an oversupply of assessors and moderators...

Charlene said “The market related cost of an external moderator is between R800 and R1200 per PoE and most companies are just not prepared to pay that..” May I please ask.... is this a true / realistic reflection... if so, I’m worried... I have been advertising my services for Assessments & Moderations for much “cheaper”.... Also market course development and accreditation support – what would be a realistic cost...?
Hi Colin

Im registered with Sasseta and Wholesale and retail seta...

Are you in Durban?
Hi there, it might be an idea to contact som seta's especially services seta they will have a number of contacts country wide with both providers of learning and assessors and moderators. You could also look at the ASDFSA site it the Association of Skills Development Facilitiators of SA. They might have some helpful hints for you and access to your prospective "client". All the best of luck. Al
Hi Paul

Interesting to see what the next few months bring! With the regulatory reregistration of assessors, it appears that the criteria for reregistration may be a lot more stringent than previuosly. Services Seta have clearly indicated that where you were previously registered against individual unit standards, you may now only register against entire qualifications. Which begs the question? What then happens to those internal SME assessors companies have been training and accrediting against ad hoc unit standards and perhaps now, won't be eligible for the entire qualification. I have heard of various assessors previously accredited for qualifications, being turned down when they reregister. If this is the norm, then I should imagine that in the long term there will be increasing demands for assessors.
I certainly would like to hear what other assessors are experiencing with their reregistrations.
I am at a FET College and it is a requirement that all lecturers must have trained as assessors. So yes there is a demand for assessors.
Hi Carol,

Please don’t get me started on seta registrations.... I have just had quite a long e-mail battle with the Service Seta regarding my registrations... It’s not the criteria for re-registration that’s a lot more stringent than previously, it’s more a case of personnel wanting to do even less.... I applied, received “not awarded” reports... I was “forced” to do the actual alignment per applied qualification for them.... practically linking each and every outcome per qualification back to skills and qualification.... When I raised the issue, I was told.... “sorry did not see your qualifications and / or experience [as per (then) attached C.V & supporting documents]..... And yes, there are quite a number of previously awarded qualifications and unit standards not re-awarded... one can appeal against the registration.... if you have the strength.....

You are also quite correct, when you say they don’t “wish” to award U/S but only qualifications.... Interesting for the seta personnel to say on Road Shows they are “here” to assist the providers and then literally “cut” the throats of the providers who conduct the [as you called it] “Ad Hoc” unit standard sessions....
Hi Thara,

I am also with a FET College.
Quick question please... Is this [“prerequisite” requirement] cold hard fact; written black in white for all seta’s; providers and colleges?
Trainer / facilitations registrations [as with / for assessors & moderators]?
The usual admin joke - so work at private colleges. No incompetent officials
In response to Hennie's comment: You were lucky! I've given up trying to register as an assessor with Services Seta !!
Hennie, the quick answer is yes. You need to be a registered Assessor if you are facilitating/Assessing learners for qualifications/Unit Standrds (obviously) which are credit bearing (In the end issue Certificates of Competance). This is also part of the accreditation process. This applies to all private and public training providers

Hennie van der Merwe said:
Hi Thara,

I am also with a FET College.
Quick question please... Is this [“prerequisite” requirement] cold hard fact; written black in white for all seta’s; providers and colleges?
Trainer / facilitations registrations [as with / for assessors & moderators]?

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