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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 [...]

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he ETQA Regulations (Regulation Gazette 6290) defines an ETQA as:
“Education and Training Quality Assurance Body” means a body accredited in terms of section 5(1)(a)(ii) of the Act, responsible for monitoring and auditing achievements in terms of national standards or qualifications, and to which specific functions relating to the monitoring and auditing of national standards or qualifications have been assigned in terms of section 5(1)(b)(i) of the Act;
This means that the W&RSETA ETQA is the body that has been accredited by SAQA for the performing all quality assurance functions with regard to the implementation of learning programmes that falls within the scope of the Wholesale and Retail Sector.
The W&RSETA ETQA follows a decentralised model with the first point of contact for any quality assurance body being the relevant regional office. The W&RSETA ETQA fulfills the following functions:

  • promote quality amongst constituent providers;
  • monitor provision by constituent providers;
  • evaluate assessment and facilitation of moderation among constituent providers;
  • register constituent assessors for specified registered standards or qualifications in terms of the criteria established for this purpose;
  • take responsibility for the certification of constituent learners;