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QCTO Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) principles and values

The following principles and values have been taken into consideration during the development of these criteria and guidelines for becoming an AQP:The following principles and values have been taken into consideration during the development of these criteria and guidelines for becoming an AQP: External Assessment systems and processes must: be fair, reliable, valid, ethical and transparent; be consistent across time, place, role players and respond to a non-sectoral demand-led model; use methodologies that are fit-for-purpose and reflect a consistent level of higher  cognitive challenge;  avoid tendencies of exclusivity; adhere to the QCTO values which show: i. innovation and excellence ii. em[...]

Employment Equity Act of 1998

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The purpose of this Act is to achieve equity in the workplace by promoting equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment through elimination of unfair discrimination and implementing affirmative action measures to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups, in order to ensure equitable representation in all occupational categories and levels in the workforce.

This Act provides for additional reporting requirements employers with the additional burden of submitting an Employment Equity Report.

All designated employers must, in terms of Section 21 of the Employment Equity Act of 1998 submit their annual report for the 2013 reporting period by 1 October 2013, if you submit manually or post. Reports cannot be submitted via e-mail or fax.

The Department of Labour has also launched an Employment Equity Online Reporting System where reports can be submitted electronically. The deadline for online submissions for the 2013 reporting period is 15 January 2014. To complete the online report, please visit the Department of Labour’s website and register for the on-line reporting.