Quality Assurance is bound by various legislation.
Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) was established in February 2010 in terms of the Skills Development Act (SDA) 97 of 1998 with Section 26F and H outlining its functions.
The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Act Section 32 and SDA Section 26I specifies that the QCTO may in writing delegate any of its functions to any suitable body or SETA. Hence, AgriSETA is appointed as Development Quality Partner (DQP) for development of occupational qualifications and Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) for development of External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA) tools.
The functions of the ETQA are also prescribed in the Regulations No 19231 of 8 September 1998.