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    by TUCT on January 18, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    The minister of Higher Education published a proposal to change the Skills Development Act, comments due before the 31st of January 2018. Some highlights of these amendments propose to: The good: 1.   Remove SETA regional offices and create one central sharing system/office to be more effective. 2.   Sharing of resources, such as IT and HR. 3.   SETAs to … Continue reading "Skills Development Act amendment 15 Dec2017" […]

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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.