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Policy on Accreditation of Assessment Centres

Policy on Accreditation of Assessment Centres Verification The process managed by the relevant AQP for externally checking moderation processes and confirming or overturning moderation findings. Preamble The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) was established in 2010 in terms of section 26G the Skills Development Act of 1998 as a juristic person. It was listed as a public entity in Government Gazette No 33900 of 31 December 2010 effective from 1 April 2010 to establish the sub-Framework for Trades and Occupations. The QCTO is responsible for the development, maintenance…

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Assessment Policy for Qualifications and Part Qualifications on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF)

Glossary of terms Accreditation The certification, usually for a particular period, of a person, a body or an institution as having the capacity to fulfil a particular function in the quality assurance system set up by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). Administrative errors Means irregularities that are of a technical nature, where the student or an assessment official unintentionally fails to follow the prescribed administrative procedures. Assessment The process of collecting evidence of learner’s work to measure and make judgements about the competence or non-competence of specified National…

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Managing the verification of occupational qualifications registered on the OQSF through the QCTO verification process

Managing the verification of occupational qualifications registered on the OQSF through the QCTO verification process For the QCTO to verify the achievement of a learner who has completed a trade, occupational qualification, part-qualification or skills programme, the QCTO maintains a secure database of all certified data and where appropriate, makes use of hard copies of contractual and certified information for legacy trades.Through the SDA as amended, the QCTO is responsible for all certified trades’ data from the Department of Manpower/Labour and the Department of Higher Education and Training, and therefore…

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QCTO Accreditation

TRAINYOUCAN is in the process of registering with the new QCTO body for Occupation Qualifications and except to receive our full accreditation letters by October 2018. QCTO ROLL-OUT PROCESS

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QCTO Qualifications

Occupational Qualifications Development The development of occupational standards and qualifications is one of the QCTO’s main priorities in supporting learning for the workplace. In accordance with the bill of rights, every citizen has the right to choose their trade, occupation or profession freely. The QCTO’s role is to ensure that there are occupational qualifications that respond to skills development priorities of the country. The QCTO manages the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF), which is one of the three integrated sub-frameworks of the National Qualifications Framework. SAQA registers occupational qualifications on the…

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QCTO Certification

Certification Application for a Trade Certificate The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) was established in terms of the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act no 97 of 1998).  Section 26(D) (4) of the Act mandates the QCTO to issue a trade certificate to any person who has successfully completed a trade test, stating that the person is qualified to perform the trade specified in the certificate. The QCTO took over the function for the certification of trades from the Department of Higher Education and Training on 1 October 2013.…

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QCTO Assessment

Assessment  Assessment is the process of identifying, gathering and interpreting the information against the required competencies in a qualification or part-qualification registered on the OQSF in order to make judgement about a learner’s achievement through an External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA). An Assessment Centre means a centre accredited by the QCTO for the purpose of conducting EISA for registered occupational qualifications or trades. All occupational qualifications or part-qualifications registered on the OQSF have an Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) associated with it. An application to become an assessment centre must be submitted to…

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QCTO Accreditation

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…

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QCTO

Now you can also visit the public discussion on QCTO related topics here. About the QCTO  Quality Council for Trades & Occupations The QCTO is one of the three Quality Councils provided for in the National Qualifications Framework Act (NQF Act No. 67 of 2008). The QCTO was established under the Skills Development Act as amended in 2008 and became operational on the 1st April 2010 following the publication of Government Gazette No 33059, 1st April 2010 1. Vision QCTO vision is to qualify a skilled and capable workforce. 2.…

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