To meet national standards.
To improve the quality of teaching and learning in industry through valid and reliable assessments.
To address the assessment demands.
To produce competent learners.
To be the nationally recognized Assessment Partner in the general and further education and training sector.
To be the external examination agency of choice.
Meet and exceed national standards.
Provide world class, quality, reliable and valid assesments.
Meet client specific assessment demands.
Produce highly competent learners in partnership with accredited AET providers.
Who is BENCHMARK?
Benchmark is a privately managed and registered assessment agency. Benchmark addresses the growing demand for quality and exceptional customer care in external summative assessments by a number of Adult Education and Training (AET) providers.
Benchmark assessment and moderation policies are governed by and comply with the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) principles that meet the criteria for relevant qualifications and unit standards.
Through interaction with Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA’s), various Education and Training Quality Assurance bodies (ETQA’s) and other exit assessment bodies, Benchmark uses an in-depth understanding of the requirements and challenges the market faces in providing quality assessments for adult learners.
Management Team section
Mampheto Sarah Thage
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Benchmark welcomes new Quality Assurance Manager – Boitumelo Moabelo. New Quality Assessment Manager joins the Benchmark team With a mission to deliver top-quality assessment solutions to South Africa’s education industry, Benchmark Assessment Agency provides reliable, credible assessments to meet our country’s ever-growing needs. Quality Assessment (QA) is vital to Benchmark’s success, and as such, the[…]
Benchmark Assessment Agency has recently been provisionally accredited by Umalusi to conduct Adult Education and Training (AET) Level 4/NQF Level 1 (the equivalent of Grade 9) examinations. A positive step for the adult education landscape of our country, this interim accreditation gives Benchmark formal legitimacy as an independent assessor in South Africa’s education space. As[…]
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Validating adult education through national assessment Umalusi (Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training) has approved the release of the Benchmark Assessment Agency 2014 GETC AET Level 4 results. Umalusi found the pilot exam process credible and successful. Benchmark, an external assessment agency that focuses exclusively on Adult Education and Training[…]