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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[...]


Primary purpose of the ETQA

*Strengthening quality assurance through review, research and development of appropriate and relevant quality assurance policies and processes;
*Ensuring that all accredited providers are delivering the quality of provisioning for which they are accredited, through a comprehensive accreditation, monitoring and auditing process;
*Identifying and facilitate the generation of qualifications and unit standards in the ETD sector, and submit to SAQA for registration on the NQF;
*Accreditation of constituent education and training providers for specific standards or qualifications registered on the NQF;
*Evaluation of learning programmes;
*Quality assurance of learner achievements;
*Improving the quality and relevance of education and training in the sector;
*Establish and maintain a database by recording learner achievement;
*Registration of constituent assessors; and
*Support Provider Development