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
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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.
The Setas should be able to assist, although they are quite hesitant to give out information on providers. Which field are you in?
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]?
You right about that. The "good" jobs are hard to get. Seeing that you are involved in W & R Seta, you may want to try the Spar training centre in Pinetown?
Unfortunately, i do not deal with SASSETA at all so i am unable to assist. If i hear of anything, i will definitely let you know. They do have an office in Durban, so they should be able to give you some ideas of where you can start looking. Good luck, i will keep my ears to ground.
In response to Hennie's comment: You were lucky! I've given up trying to register as an assessor with Services Seta !!
When it comes to Assessors and Moderators you will find that some providers outsource some of this work as it is always better to have a few different assessors and moderators on the database so we can check for consistency in assessments and moderations. The SETA you are registered with does play an important role as well as the Unit Standards and Qualifications you are registered to assess/moderate. Besides Assessong and moderating, you should look at facilitating as well.
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