ETQA

Education Training and Quality Assurance

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.

Functions of Quality Assurance?

•  Accredit Constituent Providers

•  Promote quality amongst Constituent Providers

•  Monitor the training provision of Constituent Providers

•  Register and certify Constituent Practitioners

•  Certification of Learners

•  Coordinate and fund the qualifications development process

•  Manage and report on External Integrated Summative assessments (EISA)

The main objective of the accreditation process is to promote the provision of quality education and training by competent Providers to all Learners in the Agricultural sector.

The accreditation process will ensure that PROVIDERS maintain and improve the quality of learning provisions and learning achievements of learners. Through the registration of ASSESSORS, the ETQA will also ensure that training provision and learners achievements are of a consistent high quality and standard across the sector.

In order to achieve this objective, AgriSETA have set specific conditions for accreditation applicable to:
• Institutions and Workplaces
• Assessment Centres
• Learning programmes and course (this includes the development, delivery and evaluation)
• Education, Training and Development Practioners (this includes Trainers, Instructors, Workplace Mentors, Coaches)
• Assessors, Moderators and Verifiers
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