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QCTO Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) principles and values

The following principles and values have been taken into consideration during the development of these criteria and guidelines for becoming an AQP:The following principles and values have been taken into consideration during the development of these criteria and guidelines for becoming an AQP: External Assessment systems and processes must: be fair, reliable, valid, ethical and transparent; be consistent across time, place, role players and respond to a non-sectoral demand-led model; use methodologies that are fit-for-purpose and reflect a consistent level of higher  cognitive challenge;  avoid tendencies of exclusivity; adhere to the QCTO values which show: i. innovation and excellence ii. em[...]

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he ETQA Regulations (Regulation Gazette 6290) defines an ETQA as:
“Education and Training Quality Assurance Body” means a body accredited in terms of section 5(1)(a)(ii) of the Act, responsible for monitoring and auditing achievements in terms of national standards or qualifications, and to which specific functions relating to the monitoring and auditing of national standards or qualifications have been assigned in terms of section 5(1)(b)(i) of the Act;
This means that the W&RSETA ETQA is the body that has been accredited by SAQA for the performing all quality assurance functions with regard to the implementation of learning programmes that falls within the scope of the Wholesale and Retail Sector.
The W&RSETA ETQA follows a decentralised model with the first point of contact for any quality assurance body being the relevant regional office. The W&RSETA ETQA fulfills the following functions:

  • promote quality amongst constituent providers;
  • monitor provision by constituent providers;
  • evaluate assessment and facilitation of moderation among constituent providers;
  • register constituent assessors for specified registered standards or qualifications in terms of the criteria established for this purpose;
  • take responsibility for the certification of constituent learners;