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Criteria for the approval of an Assessment Quality Partner

The QCTO will appoint an entity as an assessment quality partner only if it is satisfied that the entity has: i.      The necessary expertise, experience and standing in relation to the occupational qualifications or foundational learning for which the assessment quality partner is appointed; and ii.      the resources necessary to perform its functions In terms of clause of the QCTO Delegation Policy, 22 June 2011 the criteria have been defined in detail as follows: i.     be  recommended  to  the  QCTO  by  the  relevant      DQP  during  the occupational                           development  process at a point  when they submit  an occupational profile. Possible evidence: letter of recommendation from [...]

CRITERIA FOR ACCREDITING EDUCATION AND TRAINING SERVICE PROVIDERS

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According to the Act and the regulations under the act, a body may be accredited as a provider by an Education and Training Quality Assurance Body whose primary focus coincides with the primary focus of the provider, provided that the body seeking accreditation:

    (a) is registered as a provider in terms of the applicable legislation at the time of application for accreditation;

    (b) has a quality management system which includes but is not limited to:

  • quality management policies which define that which the provider wishes to achieve;
  • quality management procedures which enable the provider to practise its defined quality management policies; or
  • review mechanisms which ensure that the quality management policies and procedures defined are applied and remain effective;
  • (c) is able to develop, deliver and evaluate learning programmes which culminate in specified registered standards or qualifications;

    (d) has the:

    necessary financial, administrative and physical resources;

  • policies and practices for staff selection, appraisal and development;
  • policies and practices for learner entry, guidance and support systems;
  • policies and practices for the management of off-site practical or work-site components where appropriate;
  • policies and practices for the management of assessment which include appeals systems;
  • necessary reporting procedures; and
  • the ability to achieve the desired outcomes, using available resources and procedures considered by the Education and Training Quality Assurance [*]Body to be needed to develop, deliver and evaluate learning programmes which culminate in specified registered standards or qualifications contemplated in paragraph (c); and
  • (e) has not already been granted accreditation by or applied for accreditation to another Education and Training Quality Assurance Body contemplated in Regulation 2 of the ETQA Regulations.