National Senior Certificate Marking Officials | Western Cape Education Department

National Senior Certificate Marking Officials

Online marker applications for November 2021 examinations are now OPEN. All markers will receive confirmation of their appointments by 30 November 2021

The WCED invites applications to mark the 2021 National Senior Certificate and the 2022 Senior Certificate examinations. Educators must meet necessary criteria for the positions of internal moderators, chief markers, deputy chief markers, senior markers and markers.
(see Assessment Management Minute: 0004/2021 | Annexures)

The following application dates apply:


Opening date

Closing date

Internal moderator

Chief marker

22 March 2021

09 April 2021

Deputy chief marker

Senior marker


22 March 2021

14 April 2021


NB: Applicants must apply for all the subject papers and positions they wish to be considered for. E.g. Should an applicant only apply for the position of deputy chief marker, the applicant will not be considered for neither the position of senior marker, nor marker.

Competency tests: Novice markers must register to write a competency test and must achieve 60% or above in the test to be considered for a marking position. Teachers/Officials wanting to improve their competency test result or those with a competency test mark below 60% may also register to write the competency test. Register before 07 May 2021 at

The WCED cannot be held responsible for any incorrect information entered on the Markers' Application System or any registration form.

Markers' Application System