"I have noticed that (most) generic qualifications have learning programmes recorded against them. Thus it shouldn't be terribly difficult to get these numbers from the ETQA, but I doubt that these generics will be on the 'endangered…"
"Thank you Lynel for your obvious effort in posting this and for taking the time to respond to questions in such detail. Concerning the comments by Mr Samuels, I am gobsmacked but positively so. How often does one see such a such a senior…"
A call for help to SETAs, SAQA, QCTO and DHET have been tried. In order to get concerns heard in the QCTO environment, member support is required to forward our cry for help to the Public Protector. We can only stand together, support one another and hope for a positive outcome. The time has come to stand together.See More
"Hi Joe. I take it that SAQA will once again also consult SETAs about qualifications that do not have uptake before de-registering them. We know that in the days of excitement and exuberance, a few qualifications were developed and registered that…"
"Hi Celeste, Karien is always very helpful! Maybe we should request this information from the SETAs and see what their response is, it might help! Some of the qualifications are generic, so I am not sure how we will deal with those? …"
"Thank you for the invaluable information shared here!
I too was very interested in the enrollments on certain qualifications, and when I called the NLRD on Friday, Karien (who was extremely professional and friendly) informed me that the best was to…"
Getting organisations back to basics, filling the gaps in quality assurance in any training environment! Conducting internal and external evaluations of ETD Providers in terms of given criteria and/or quality assurance principles for a variety of purposes including but not limited to accreditation applications, development of accreditation processes, improvement of provision. Plan, prepare, conduct, evaluate, analyse, verify, interpret reports with regards to the Provider's quality assurance systems for learning provision and assessment. Report findings as well as make recommendations. ETQA Manager, dealing with quality assurance for an Accredited Provider. Register Assessors and Moderators for single unit standards, as well as skills programs, Learnerships and Qualifications. Qualified Facilitator, Assessor, Moderator and Verifier.
Congrats, it all finally came together! Sorry I have been so quiet, been hectic. Since our last contact I have relocated up to JHB from Durban and am now working for one of the training providers in establishing ETQA processes. Still haven't settled but getting there. Will get back into everything soon.
I think that the majority of the problem stems from focussing on Assessor and Moderator registrations and not looking at the higher levels of ETD Practitioner in the QA process. Originally there was a set of 4 unit standards under ETDP that covered Assessor, Moderator, Verifier and Evaluator. Since that time, the assessor and moderator unit standards have changed, the verifier unit standard was allowed to end and the evaluator unit standard stays as it was. To date, while Assessor and Moderator registrations try to reflect the requirements of the relevant unit standard, there seems to be no real initiative to apply similar registration criteria to the upper levels of ETD Practitioner.
I completed the Verifier programme while it was still valid in 2005, and the Evaluator programme back in 2007, using an actual exercise with a provider that was needing assisstance with achieving accreditation. I am well aware of the shortcomings of ETQA Practitioners in terms of these programmes, and it has given me some insight into what providers need in these processes. While it has taken some time, there is a market for these services and it is the one thing that I can be thankful to an ETQA for.
I dont believe you have made the wrong choice, as long as you believe that you can be successful. In terms of making systems work, it is clear that it is up to the participants, and not the ETQA's, to apply the correct procedures and methods. What you are doing is preparing yourself to do just this. Give me a shout if you need anything.
Hi Lynel - welcome to our skills-universe. Please add your photo and feel free to join the Gauteng group and as many other groups as you are interested in, and participate in discussions and of course, please invite your friends & colleagues to join. :)