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    Criteria for the approval of an Assessment Quality Partner

    The QCTO will appoint an entity as an assessment quality partner only if it is satisfied that the entity has: i.      The necessary expertise, experience and standing in relation to the occupational qualifications or foundational learning for which the assessment quality partner is appointed; and ii.      the resources necessary to perform its functions In terms of clause of the QCTO Delegation Policy, 22 June 2011 the criteria have been defined in detail as follows: i.     be  recommended  to  the  QCTO  by  the  relevant      DQP  during  the occupational                           development  process at a point  when they submit  an occupational profile. Possible evidence: letter of recommendation from [...]

    QCTO Accreditation

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    QCTO Accreditation

    Accreditation of Skills Development Providers 

    The QCTO is responsible for the accreditation of Skills Development Providers (SDPs)

    The QCTO accredits SDPs to offer the following programmes and qualifications that falls under the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF):

    • N4-N6 programmes (NATED  Report 191);
    • Old trades; and
    • Occupational qualifications.

    N4-N6 Programmes 

    The prospective SDP files an application for accreditation by contacting the QCTO. The application is then referred to the accreditation agent for processing.

    Old trades 

    The National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB) acts as the accreditation agent for old trades. NAMB recommends the accreditation of SDPs in the form of audit report.

    Occupational qualifications 

    The application for accreditation to offer occupation qualifications undergoes the following process:

    • SDP applies directly with the QCTO;
    • The QCTO processes an application;
    • Verifies are dispatched to conduct site visits; and
    • The QCTO communicates the outcome of the application to the applicant.