UNISA Short Course for Planning and Conducting Assessment of Learning Outcomes

UNISA Short Course for Planning and Conducting Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Short Course for Planning and Conducting Assessment of Learning Outcomes (71005)



This assessor course will provide people who assess or intend to assess
candidates against unit standards and/or qualifications with the necessary expertise.

Target group
  • Any person involved in assessment of learning outcomes in education and training settings or in the workplace;
  • Teachers in the new career path leading to senior teacher and learning area specialist positions where they have to assess . beginning teachers, student teachers, Learnership teachers and their peers;
  • Senior teachers involved with Learnership student teachers; and
  • Departmental officials involved in assessment of teachers as part of whole school evaluations.


Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification


One year

Language medium


Registration periods

1 December to 28 February

Tuition method

UNISA open distance learning combined with experiential workplace learning, comprehensive course notes, tutorial letters and a prescribed text book – course material is complemented by an optional one day experiential seminar

Kind of assessment

Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
Theoretical component:
Participants must complete and pass at least one compulsory written assignment. The assignment will involve workplace-based exercises, projects and self-assessment.
Practical component:
Participants must build, and submit for assessment, a workplace-based portfolio of evidence of competence in the relevant outcomes of assessing learning outcomes
Summative assessment:
Examination and supplementary examination involves that unsuccessful students will be allowed to redo and resubmit a portfolio of evidence for assessment

Plan and Conduct Assessment of Learning Outcomes (CPCA01X)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Planning and preparing for assessment
  • Preparing leaners for assessment
  • Gathering knowledge and performance evidence
  • Making assessment judgements
  • Recording assessment results
  • Providing assessment practices
  • Assessment methods and instruments
  • Assessment techniques


Course leader

Prof J M Dreyer DEd (UNISA)
Department of Teacher Education
Office 6-059, A J H van der Walt Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 4398
Fax: 012 429 4909
E-mail: dreyejm1@unisa.ac.za

Programme administrator(s)

Tel: 012 429 4627 / 4789 / 4817
Fax: 012 429 4800 / 086 548 9968
E-mail: Ctdregistration@unisa.ac.za
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