6th November 2017 at 9:32 am #64058
Please could you assist me with the following question:
There are three bodies responsible for quality of education and training in South Africa:
QC for General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi)
QC for Higher Education (Council on Higher Education)
QC for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).
Where a private provider is currently accredited by a SETA and, as a result, falls under the QCTO as far as accreditation is concerned, is it possible for that provider to also be accredited by Umalusi and the CHE?
A response from the Skills Universe Wise Ones would be much appreciated,
All the best,
6th November 2017 at 9:54 am #64062
If the provider intends offering training within the fields covered by Umalusi and CHE, yes they can be spread over the different Quality Councils. It is not common, but there is nothing to stop a provider from extending into the other Quality Councils scope, provided of course they comply with the criteria of the relative Council.
6th November 2017 at 2:23 pm #64070
6th November 2017 at 3:40 pm #64072
Much the same as with the SETA’s, you work under a Primary SETA but nothing stops a provider from offering programmes under other SETA umbrella’s via the MoU between SETA’s. In this case a provider can be accredited with QCTO for an Occupational Qualification, but if they intend offering something in the Higher Education range, then they may apply to CHE. This however is a far more rigourous and costly exercise than for example QCTO accreditation.
7th November 2017 at 11:12 am #64081
Thanks very much Nigel and Suzanne. Does then the provider in question apply to their primary SETA for accreditation for various qualifications under an MOU between that SETA and Umalusi andCHE, or must one apply from the start for accreditation from Umalusi and CHE?
7th November 2017 at 11:55 am #64082
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