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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 [...]

What is an Education Training Quality Assurer (ETQA)

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The ETQA is the quality assurance body within the SETA whose purpose is the monitoring and auditing of achievements in terms of standards or qualifications registered on the NQF. The ETQAs report to SAQA.

The functions of the ETQAs are to:
Accredit providers of education and training.

Promote quality among providers of education and training.

Monitor provision by such providers.

Evaluate assessment and the facilitation of moderation among providers.

Register assessors for specific NQF standards and qualifications.

Certificate candidates.

Undertake audits of provider’s quality systems.

Cooperate with bodies appointed to moderate across education and training quality assurance bodies.

Maintain data base acceptable to SAQA.