"Steven, believe it, it happens at some SETAs. Unfortunately not all SETA's have the same processes and procedures. Different industries have different requirements, stipulations, more fraud, less fraud, under a hundred providers, over a…"
"Alexander, each SETA has compliance checks. Some SETAs have gone through some terrible audits and to ensure that they are validating all supporting documents with an applications, they validate what you as a provider send in is in fact the…"
If you maintain quality assurance at all times you will know that the Compliance Check Document page 10 (clearly stipulating that for extension of scope applications for learning programmes) reads: "Submission of CV, certified I.D.…"
"Nomasonto, unfortunately an escalation of fraudulent activities have been identified. I would recommend that you request the Assessor and Moderator to issue you with a certified copy and submit this to the SETA It does not mean if you…"
"I am pleased that you are not leaving the industry. Sad that you have to sell, as a lot of work was put into it. I understand. Good luck with your hip replacement, as soon as you are strong we can meet again!"
"Petri, the problem is that once someone starts to get buy-in from skills universe members, so that something can be done, the silence takes over - call it deadlock if you wish. I would love to start a wall of shame which will list unethical…"
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.
I'm a young adult lady(Onkemetse Roselyn Dikgole) a Training and Development Officer at Anglogold Ashanti Chemical Laboratory since, acquired Higher Certificate in ETD last year through University of Johannesburg, I'm registered assessor and moderator with ETDP SETA, currently I'm busy with POE for ETD Management and QMS and registered Training and Development with UNISA. I've got the burning undying love and passion for ETD and would like to be assisted in pushing through in the field as the Mining industry is now shrinking one is not sure of what the future hold.
I can be contacted at 0848062868, firstname.lastname@example.org
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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