"Hi Bernard, I have also tried to get some information, but have failed to obtain some kind of clarity. I am afraid we have hit a brick wall with no tools or equipment to assist us. I will keep searching, somewhere there is guidance or…"
Thanks. I have studied the Report 190/191 covering NATED but honestly I cannot find any reference to the requirements BUT now the wipstert mier have convinced QCTO that these requirements do exist and for some reason QCTO now implements…"
"Hi Bernard, I have read your comments and concerns. It seems that there are some uncertainty of NATED programmes, and more clarity, processes and procedures, rules and regulations not to mention clear guidance is required in order to ensure…"
"Sad case. This is when I wish I had the power to catch these monsters myself. They have no idea what they are doing to the innocent victims who does not understand the criteria of an Accredited Institution. How many times…"
"Hi Sylvia, my apologies for only responding to you now. I overlooked (please may we call this one of my blond moments!!!). I would like to respond to your 3 areas of concern:
1. If you want to apply to be a Skills Development…"
"You are most welcome! Sharing information to make sense of all the "confusion" and concerns we all have ............. We will get to the point where clarity, processes and procedures are standardized. It is a lot to…"
The revised QCTO Policy on delegation of Qualification Assessment to AQPs is a must to read. Note the following:1. The AQP develop guidelines for accreditation of assessment centres or the approval of assessment sites for external assessments.2. The QCTO may charge fees for:evaluation of applications for delegationregistration of qualification development facilitatorsevaluation of occupational qualifications and/or part qualificationspublication of occupational qualifications and/or part…See More
"Okay, so here we go!
1. If you are conducting learning interventions for TRADES - then you apply first by NAMB and they will evaluate your application to be a registered/accredited Skills Development Provider, this they will then motivate to the…"
"Personally, I do believe that the Services Seta is under some pressure and are trying their best to get all applications evaluated and updated. There are no such thing as quick results and quick communication. Unfortunately, we also need…"
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.
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