"Your questions are so valid and so important. These questions will all be answered differently by the various SETAs, and not one will be similar, this all depends in what industry you are. They have to perform and meet targets, but how they get to…"
"Various changes will happen and many mistakes will be made. There is no clear nor factual information currently on hand or on record to give any indication as to what is going to happen within the various sectors. The word shortly could mean months…"
"Hi Celeste, unfortunately there is no set standard between all the SETAs when it comes to the scope approval for assessors and moderators - some will accept single unit standards and some only full qualifications. This is a problem for so many…"
"True Lynel. Add to that the problem where certain SETA's will not register assessors/moderators for individual unit standards (for which the SDP is accredited), but then decline qualifications creates an even bigger problem."
Dear Skills Universe Members, Experts, Guru'sWhen our goals are to up-skill learners in the best way possible, the obstacle of finding accredited providers, registered assessors and moderators with the scope needed is really a painful process. Some of you will recommend having a look a the SAQA qualification list (on the last page), but unfortunately this list is not always updated (in plain terms - OUTDATED). The next problem is getting Assessors and Moderators with scope within the…See More
"I wonder .............. is the capturing of learner data all up to date? If not, some qualifications could be de-registered with learners that have been enrolled but the data is not captured on time? Who is monitoring this? Must be a…"
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.