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BACKGROUND

Skills Development and in particular Artisan Development is regulated through a single national policy regime that is based on the primary legislation of the Skills Development Act, Act 97 of 1998. The Skills Development Act falls under the control of the Minister of Higher Education and Training in South Africa.

During 2008 the Skills Development Act, Act 97 of 1998, was amended to strengthen the national policy that governs artisan development in South Africa. One of the critical outcomes of the amendment was the establishment of a National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB) on 30th November 2010 in the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to coordinate artisan development in the Republic.

ESTABLISHMENT OF QCTO

The QCTO has been established in terms of the Skills Development Act, Act no. 97 of 1998 as amended. In terms of Section 26H(3) of this Act the QCTO is responsible for the development, maintenance and quality assurance of occupational qualifications within its sub-framework

The QCTO uses Development Quality Partners (DQPs) to manage and fund the development of occupational qualifications where the QCTO is an active participant in the process monitoring, overseeing and ensuring that there are appropriate reports. The DQP will on recommendation of the Community of Expert Practitioners (CEP) recommend an Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) to the QCTO that will develop qualification assessment specifications during the qualification development process and manage external summative assessments thereafter. This will also include certain specified administrative functions. The AQPs are required to sign a Service Level Agreement with the QCTO during the qualification development process.

CRITERIA FOR THE APPROVAL OF AN ASSESSMENT QUALITY PARTNER

The QCTO will appoint an entity as an AQP if the entity has:

  • the necessary expertise, experience and standing in relation to the occupational qualification or foundational learning for which the AQP is appointed
  • the resources necessary to perform its function

FUNCTIONS OF AN ASSESSMENT QUALITY PARTNER

  • The AQP must, in respect of the qualifications and part qualifications specified in the SLA -
    • recommend the external assessment specifications document for approval by the QCTO,
    • develop and maintain a national data-bank of instruments for external assessments (trade test tasks),
    • publish exemplars of external assessments (not applicable to trade tests), Read more

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OUR ADDRESS

086 999 0125

011 206 1000

nadscinfo@dhet.gov.za

https://nadsc.dhet.gov.za

Old Pretoria/Kempton Park Rd,
         Olifantsfontein

Private Bag X5
         Olifantsfontein
         1665