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GLOSSARY OF TERMS

ACCREDITATION

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.

ACHIEVEMENT

Recognition granted to a learner when all required learning outcomes have been successfully demonstrated.

ASSESSMENT

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.

Formative Assessment

Refers to assessment that takes place during the process of learning and teaching.

Summative Assessment

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.

ASSESSOR

A person who is registered by the relevant ETQA body to measure the achievement of specified National Qualifications Framework standards or qualifications.

APPLIED COMPETENCE

The ability to put into practice in the relevant context the learning outcomes acquired in obtaining a qualification.

AUDIT

The process undertaken to measure the quality of products or services that have already been made or delivered.

CANDIDATE

A person whose performance is being assessed by the assessor

CONDITIONAL REGISTRATION

The registration of a private higher education institution as specified in the Higher Education Act, (No. 101 of 1997)

CONSTITUENT

Belonging to the defined or delegated constituency of an organisation or body referred to in the NSB and ETQA regulations

CORE LEARNING

That compulsory learning required in situations contextually relevant to the particular qualifications

CREDIT

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