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Which bodies could become national Assessment Quality Partners

The need to establish an AQP arises from the development of an occupational qualification. A body that has the necessary credibility in the relevant constituency (industry/sector/profession) must be identified to manage External Integrated Summative Assessment by conducting the AQP functions listed above. Depending on their current functions and areas of expertise any of the following existing bodies may  be  appointed  as  Assessment  Quality  Partners  for  specific  occupations  or groups of occupations: Moderating Bodies Examining Bodies Professional Bodies Legislated Boards Occupational Associations Note: If there are no such bodies with a specific interest in the relevant occupation, a SETA o[...]

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What is an Education Training Quality Assurer (ETQA)

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.