Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA)

TETA is responsible for Quality Assurance functions as delegated by Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO), in terms of the NQF Act (Act No. 67 of 2008) and Skills Development Act (Act No. 97 of 1998, as amended). The ETQA unit within TETA ensures skills delivery in line with QCTO requirements through the promotion of excellent services to all stakeholders.

ETQA functions are to:

  1. Accredit constituent providers for specific standards or qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework;
  2. Promote quality amongst constituent providers;
  3. Monitor provision by constituent providers;
  4. Evaluate assessment and facilitation of moderation among constituent providers;
  5. Register constituent assessors for specified registered standards or qualifications in terms of the criteria established for this purpose;
  6. Take responsibility for the certification of constituent learners;
  7. Cooperate with the relevant body or bodies appointed to moderate across Education and Training Quality Assurance Bodies including but not limited to, moderating the quality assurance on specified standards or qualifications for which one or more Education and Training Quality Assurance Bodies are accredited;
  8. Recommend new standards or qualifications to National Standards Bodies for consideration, or modifications to existing standards or qualifications to National Standards Bodies for consideration; maintain a data-base acceptable to the Authority;
  9. Submit reports to the Authority in accordance with the requirements of the Authority, and perform such other functions as may from time-to-time be assigned to it by the Authority.

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