"Hi Junaine, thank you for your feedback. Well now, CHIETA you are given a high 5 again!! Well done and keep up the good work. It is awesome to get good feedback, that's what we want to hear! I wonder if there are any…"
I have been interacting with the CHIETA for the past 4 years as a training provider. The overall experience has been positive. The support that we have received is commendable as they are approachable and are able to respond to our…"
"Skills Universe Members, please note that letter 1 (step one) has been sent.
Letter 1: CHE and DHET (sent 27 August 2014)
Letter 2: Dr Nzimande
Letter 3: final letter if no response or outcome is reach on the above two letters: Public Protector"
"Such a valid discussion, thank you Hannes. RPL should be cost effective. Isn't it strange that so many other countries excel in up skilling their people, but we are unable to do the same? They test their frameworks, get input…"
"My recommendation is as follows:
Letter 1: CHE and DHET (turnaround time for response 10 days)
Letter 2: Dr Nzimande (turnaround time for response 10 days)
Letter 3: final letter if no response or outcome is reach on the above two letters: Public…"
"Hi Sylvia, yes a very interesting discussion in deed. I do have quite a collection, some great, some not so great, some empty promises and some "wow" factors, some straight forward to the point procedures and some really bad ones. I was…"
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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