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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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Employers must consult in good time on anything carried out in the workplace which can have a substantial effect on safety and health. Any type of work activity already covered by safety and health law is valid for discussion. Consultation must occur on:

▲ any risk-protection and prevention measures

▲ the appointment and duties of staff with safety and health responsibilities

▲ the outcome of risk assessments on workplace hazards

▲ the preparation of the safety statement

▲ safety and health information to be provided to employees

▲ reportable accidents or dangerous occurrences

▲ the engagement of safety and health experts or consultants

▲ the planning and organising of safety and health training

▲ the planning and introduction of new technologies, particularly on the consequences of the choice of work equipment, on working conditions and on the working environment