Glossary of Terms
The certification, usually for a particular period of time, of a person, a body or an institution as having the capacity to fulfil a particular function within the quality assurance system set up by SAQA.
Recognition granted to a learner when all required learning outcomes have been successfully demonstrated.
The process of collecting evidence of learners’ work to measure and make judgments about the achievement or non-achievement of specified National Qualifications Framework standards or qualifications.
Refers to assessment that takes place during the process of learning and teaching.
Is assessment for making a judgement about achievement. This is carried out when a learner is ready to be assessed at the end of a programme of learning.
A person who is registered by the relevant ETQA body to measure the achievement of specified National Qualifications Framework standards or qualifications.
The ability to put into practice in the relevant context the learning outcomes acquired in obtaining a qualification.
The process undertaken to measure the quality of products or services that have already been made or delivered.
A person whose performance is being assessed by the assessor
The registration of a private higher education institution as specified in the Higher Education Act, (No. 101 of 1997)
Belonging to the defined or delegated constituency of an organisation or body referred to in the NSB and ETQA regulations
That compulsory learning required in situations contextually relevant to the particular qualifications
That value assigned by the Authority to ten (10) notional hours of learning
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes refer to those generic outcomes that inform all teaching and learning. For example CCFOs may include working effectively with others as a member of a team, and/or collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information