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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 [...]

Roles and responsibilities of skills development providers

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Skills development providers must:

 Appoint an internal moderator to oversee and conduct the moderation;
 Request verification from the SETA for a specified time; the requested time must be after the assessment and moderation has been completed;
 Ensure that all the documentation, resources and personnel required for verification are in place and easily accessible to the verifiers;
 Generate the required reports, including assessment and moderation reports and reports of any complaints or irregularities and how these were addressed;
 Design and implement a record keeping system in compliance with ETDQA requirements;
 Have procedures in place to inform learners of their achievements and up-date internal learner records;
 Have systems in place to upload the endorsed learner achievements to the SETA; and
 Ensure all relevant personnel understand and apply the SETA assessment, moderation and verification policies.