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What are Qualification Assessment Specifications - QAS

The AQP will set the national standards to ensure validity and consistency of the external   summative   assessment.  The   QAS  form   an   integral   part   of   every occupational qualification and are developed for each occupational qualification and outline and record the following information: Title of occupational qualification; Curriculum reference number; Name and details of the AQP; External assessment strategy; Key occupational outcomes; The point(s) at which the qualification must be assessed (allowing for production cycle if required); Critical  identified  elements  of  ‘internal  assessment’  to  be  externally moderated (if any); Eligibility requirements for candidates for exter[...]


What is an Education Training Quality Assurer (ETQA)

The ETQA is the quality assurance body within the SETA whose purpose is the monitoring and auditing of achievements in terms of standards or qualifications registered on the NQF. The ETQAs report to SAQA.

The functions of the ETQAs are to:
Accredit providers of education and training.

Promote quality among providers of education and training.

Monitor provision by such providers.

Evaluate assessment and the facilitation of moderation among providers.

Register assessors for specific NQF standards and qualifications.

Certificate candidates.

Undertake audits of provider’s quality systems.

Cooperate with bodies appointed to moderate across education and training quality assurance bodies.

Maintain data base acceptable to SAQA.