Become QCTO Accredited

Become QCTO Accredited Skills Provider in South Africa

About the ETQA’s process to become QCTO Accredited Skills Provider:

Skills Providers (Training Providers) in South Africa must apply for QCTO (before SETA) Accreditation.

Skills Providers, previously Training Providers has to offer part qualifications/or full qualifications. They also have to be registered with the DHET (since 1 July 2017)

Requirements to become a QCTO Accredited Skills Provider:

The document Criteria and Guidelines to become a QCTO Accredited Skills Provider sets out the requirements for accreditation.

  • The programmes (and/or assessments) offered by the education and training provider must culminate part occupation qualifications or full occupation qualifications.
  • The curriculum (design, content and learning materials) is aligned to the occupation part or full qualifications.
  • There are suitably qualified staff (facilitators and registered assessors).
  • The learners have access to adequate learning support services.
  • The internal assessment methods and tools used to measure the requirements for the unit standard and/or qualification are fair, valid and reliable, and are used to enhance learning.

The main steps in the accreditation process to become a QCTO Accredited Skills Provider:

  1. The Skills Provider determines primary focus.
  2. The QCTO Quality Assurance Management Division requirements are compiled by the provider.
  3. The Skills Provider completes and submits an online application form for accreditation.
  4. A compliance check is conducted by QCTO and the provider receives a notification of compliance / non-compliance.
  5. The Skills Provider responds to the notification if necessary.
  6. A site visit is scheduled and conducted by a QCTOs evaluator.
  7. The evaluator sends his/her report to QCTO.
  8. The evaluation report is quality assured and the report indicating the status of accreditation is sent to the provider. Where applicable, areas of remediation will be detailed in the report.
  9. The Skills Provider is required to respond to areas of remediation if necessary, and make the relevant submission.
  10. Confirm registration with the DHET.

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