Assessment of occupational qualifications
Three phases of assessment are used in occupational qualifications, namely
- Internal formative assessments applied by the training institutions (Skills Development Provider, SDP);
- Internal summative assessments, also done by the SDP and applying the internal assessment criteria that were published in the curriculum documents the as minimum standard for assessment. This leads to the Statement of Results that SDPs submit to QCTO; and
- The External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA) which is managed by the qualification’s Assessment Quality Partner that was appointed by QCTO. EISA is the external assessment that all learners have to do after successfully completing their internal training and internal assessments at their training institutions (SDPs), in order to qualify for QCTO’s occupational certificate. More information could be obtained here (EISA); and the EISA appeals procedures can be accessed here (APPEALS).
ACRP's was appointed by QCTO as its Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) to manage the EISA for the two ministry qualifications on the occupational qualification sub-framework (SAQA IDs 101997 and 101571). More detail on the functions of an AQP will be found in the QCTO policy document on AQPs.