2 Roles of the ETQAAccredit constituent providers for specific standards and or qualificationsPromote quality amongst training providersMonitor the provision of providersEvaluate assessment and facilitate moderation amongst providersRegister assessors, moderators and verifiersDeliver on SAQA mandate ( Accreditation of the SETA)Recommend new unit standards and qualificationsMaintain a database of providersSubmit reports to the SAQA
3 What is Provider accreditation? Formal recognition or stamp of approval on training institution;Indicating that the accrediting body (SASSETA) is satisfied that the provider meets the requirements in terms of the set criteriaProvider can offer quality learning programmes against national standards registered on the NQF;Once provider meet these standards the SASSETA ETQA recognizes this by accrediting the provider. (criteria on Manuals & Application form).
5 MoU’s Constituent Providers accredited by relevant SETA Provider informs SETA of IntentSETA’s responsibility to initiate MoUSETA facilitates process
6 Extension of ScopeAccredited Skills Development Provider submits application for extension of scope through their Primary ETQA.It is the responsibility of the Skills Development Provider to identify the unit standards and/or qualification they wish to provide.The Primary ETQA will submit the application for extension of scope to the secondary ETQA.
7 Extension of Scope Continued The secondary ETQA will request from the Skills Development Provider that they submit additional information such as:Programme Evaluation Application Forms.Registered Assessors and Moderators who will assess against the unit standards and/or qualification which forms part of the secondary ETQA scope.Learning material for evaluation or MoU indicating that they will be making use of accredited training material.
8 Accreditation Criteria Financial Administration and Physical ResourcesQuality Management SystemsLearning Programme ProvisionLearner Guidance, Entry and DevelopmentManagement of AssessmentStaff Selection, Appraisal and DevelopmentMarketingOccupational Health and Safety
9 Categories of Accreditation Important ConsiderationsAssess learners and RPL candidates but no deliverySpecific accreditation criteria applyAssessment OnlyDelivery and AssessmentAssess learners and RPL candidates and deliveryAll accreditation criteria applyDelivery only providers cannot be accredited
10 Accreditation Phase Phase 1: Desktop Evaluation Phase 2: Programme EvaluationPhase 3: Site VisitsPhase 4: Recommendations and Approval
11 Assessor, Moderator and Verifier Registration Must assess within the specific SETA primary focusMust be declared competent against the generic unit standard: “Conduct Outcomes-based Assessments”.Assessors must have two (2) years occupational experience in relation to the field they wish to assess.Sign and adhere to the respective ETQA code of conduct.This process is reviewed every 5 years depending on SETA’s lifespan.Assessor, Moderators and Verifiers can be de-registered due to irregularities.
12 Criteria for Approval Of Learning Material Please note that this may differ from ETQA to ETQA, but the principles will stay the same!Training Provider InformationProgramme Information (NQF Aligned)Exit OutcomesSpecific OutcomesPurpose of the Learning ProgrammeContent Methods and Learning MaterialAssessment Methods and AssessorsModeration of AssessmentETD PractitionersResources and FacilitiesHealth and Safety features
13 Learning Programme Submission Comprehensive Programmes / Learning Material consisting of:Facilitators Guide and Presentation GuideLearner GuideLearner WorkbookAssessment and Moderation GuideAssessment and Moderation Tools/instruments
14 Recommendation by SASSETA ETQA Committee ETQA Committee meets and recommends accreditation according to findings of the Practitioner’s report – HoD: ETQAEXCO approves recommendations – ETQA Comm.BOARD – decides and endorses - ETQA Comm.Preparation of Letters for providers – CEO SignatureCapturing of Status – Skills Admin / datanetThe whole accreditation process takes : ± 3 months, depending on the compliance.
15 List of Documents Process & Procedures Manual Application Form Provider ManualVerification GuideProvider Self-Evaluation GuideProgramme Evaluation FormGuidelines for Assessors and Moderators
16 How to access Qualifications/ unit standards from SAQA’s Website