Become a Registered Moderator

SAQA regulations stipulate that prospective moderators who wish to register and be accredited as Moderators, must be competent and need a certificate against the unit standard: Moderate outcomes-based assessmentsThis unit standard is for people who moderate or intend to moderate assessments against unit standards and/or qualifications.

We offer accredited moderator training for those who really want to make a difference.  Our training takes place over a period of three days, and can be accessed in three ways:

  • Public courses are not pre-scheduled. Learners apply for attendance, we then schedule a public workshop on a regualar basis (usually on a 6-weekly basis)
  • In-house courses for organisations or sectors’
  • Blended e-Learning option in our Virtual e-Learning Centre. Our most affordable and popular option.

Unit Standards Covered:

Do moderator training with us and get:

  • results within four weeks of handing in your portfolio
  • an understanding of how to do moderation at work

Who should be trained as moderators?

  • The training is suitable for trainers, ETDP’s, HR & HRD Practitioners, teachers, lecturers, line managers, supervisors, subject matter specialists, coaches, mentors and anyone who need to:
    • Moderate assessments in the workplace
    • Manage training quality assurance
    • Evaluate training to NQF standards
    • Evaluate prior learning

What entry qualification is needed? 

  • You need to have an assessor qualification and be an expert in your field.
  • Communication and Computer Literacy NQF Level 4 assumed to be in place

How long does it take? 

  • Our workshops and in-house courses run over three days. Portfolios and part assessment are completed on the last day of the workshop.
  • Blended e-Learning: Learners set their own learning pace and complete the programme based on the time available. This can be done within a few hours, one to two weeks or even within a few months.

What you learn

Our workshop equips you to understand:

  • the need for quality assurance of assessments
  • principles and methods of moderation
  • moderation processes and procedures
  • moderation of assessment instruments
  • moderation of recognition of prior learning assessments
  • how to write a moderator report and support and develop assessors.

Learning Outcomes

In preparing for assessment participants learn to

  • audit existing quality management policies and procedures for assessment, assessment appeal, internal moderation, and RPL

After completing this course the learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Moderation as it is applied within the context of an outcomes assessment system
  • Plan and prepare for Moderation
  • Conduct Moderation
  • Advise and support assessors
  • Report, record and administer Moderation


Learners who successfully complete the portfolio of evidence will be awarded a skills programme certificate with the unit standard listed.

Enquire about our Moderator Training Course