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The functions of an Assessment Quality Partner - AQP

An Assessment Quality Partner must, in respect of the qualifications and part qualifications specified in the Service Level Agreement; recommend the external assessment specifications document for approval by the QCTO; recommend the external assessment specifications document for approval by the QCTO; develop and maintain a national data-bank of instruments for external assessments;publish exemplars of external assessments;recommend to the QCTO the accreditation and withdrawal of accreditation of skills development providers for the knowledge and/or practical skills component using criteria and guidelines provided by the QCTO; register assessors and moderators for the external assessments;develop c[...]

CRITERIA FOR ACCREDITING EDUCATION AND TRAINING SERVICE PROVIDERS

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According to the Act and the regulations under the act, a body may be accredited as a provider by an Education and Training Quality Assurance Body whose primary focus coincides with the primary focus of the provider, provided that the body seeking accreditation:

    (a) is registered as a provider in terms of the applicable legislation at the time of application for accreditation;

    (b) has a quality management system which includes but is not limited to:

  • quality management policies which define that which the provider wishes to achieve;
  • quality management procedures which enable the provider to practise its defined quality management policies; or
  • review mechanisms which ensure that the quality management policies and procedures defined are applied and remain effective;
  • (c) is able to develop, deliver and evaluate learning programmes which culminate in specified registered standards or qualifications;

    (d) has the:

    necessary financial, administrative and physical resources;

  • policies and practices for staff selection, appraisal and development;
  • policies and practices for learner entry, guidance and support systems;
  • policies and practices for the management of off-site practical or work-site components where appropriate;
  • policies and practices for the management of assessment which include appeals systems;
  • necessary reporting procedures; and
  • the ability to achieve the desired outcomes, using available resources and procedures considered by the Education and Training Quality Assurance [*]Body to be needed to develop, deliver and evaluate learning programmes which culminate in specified registered standards or qualifications contemplated in paragraph (c); and
  • (e) has not already been granted accreditation by or applied for accreditation to another Education and Training Quality Assurance Body contemplated in Regulation 2 of the ETQA Regulations.