How do I become CETA accredited? The primary function of the CETA in relation to quality assurance is to monitor and audit the achievements of the CETA in terms of national standards and qualifications standards by performing the following: Strengthen quality assurance through review, research and development of appropriate and relevant quality assurance policies, in particular working with the QCTO to develop processes in line with QCTO requirements Accredit providers to deliver programmes in the construction sector and to ensure that all accredited providers are delivering to the quality and standards for the programmes which they are accredited to deliver Identify and facilitate the generation of qualifications and unit standards to address skills needs in the CETA , and submit those to the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) for registration on the NQF Evaluate learning programmes aligned that address occupational skills needs within the construction sector Accredit the delivery and assessment sites/ facilities Register constituent assessors and moderators so as to enable all relevant training in the sector to be assessed and credits awarded to successful learners Establish and maintain the database of learner achievements, and upload them to the SAQA learner database Quality assure learner achievement for those learners proven competent against unit standards and/or qualifications registered on the NQF that falls within the CETA Support provider development Accreditation application process flow:Phase 1: QCTO Skills Development Provider (SDP) submit letter of intent to the QCTO to apply for CETA registered qualifications QCTO evaluates the Skills Development Provider (SDP) intent to obtain accreditation with the CETA QCTO gives a recommendation to the Skills Development Provider (SDP) QCTO communicates the very same recommendations to the CETA via email Phase 2: CETA The Skills Development Provider (SDP) submits application to the CETA together with a recommendation letter from the QCTO Screening application as per checklist Acknowledgement of application Desktop evaluation & feedback Non-compliant, gaps to be submitted within 14 calendar days Compliant application Audit Compliance visit Hand over to Approvals team Accreditation approval process flow: Receive Site Visit reports Evaluate reports to align recommendation to application file Generate accreditation letter Submit for approval Not approved, remediation will be advised Approved dispatch to entity Qualifications development: The new approach DQP-AQP model: The Development Quality Partner (DQP) is a process of qualification development under the QCTO. Currently the CETA has 50 qualifications re-registered for a period of five years i.e. from 01 July 2018 until 30 June 2023. These NQF / Historically Registered Qualifications needs to be reviewed and re-aligned into occupational qualifications under the QCTO. Phasing out of current NQF Qualifications: Current NQF Qualifications registration end date: 30 June 2018 Current NQF Qualifications enrolment end date of new learners: 30 June 2019 Current NQF Qualifications teach out period for learners in training: 30 June 2022 Development of New Occupational Qualifications: The CETA is in partnership with the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) for occupational qualifications development. The CETA has thus far made progress in developing some of the occupational qualifications which are registered with the QCTO The CETA qualifications which have occupational qualifications developed and registered with the QCTO must be applied for accreditation with the QCTO. Accreditation Process The following documents and equipments are required to get accreditation with PSETA: Company CK documents Tax clearance certificate Company profile with Objectives, Mission and vision statements, quality control measures and services offered Learning materials consisting of: Learner, Facilitator and Assessment guides, rollout plan and programme strategy Quality Management System (QMS), which are your policies and procedure documents including working tools (templates). Policies to be submitted are: Management of assessment Management of impact assessment Learner entry, guidance and support Learning programme development and delivery Physical resources Certification Financial Management Recruitment, selection and appraisals (HR) Health and Safety Management of workplace learning Names of Assessor/s and Moderator/s linked to the applied unit standards or qualifications CV’s of facilitators (if different from above) Office and training resources: Office with desk, Working computer, fax line and machine, telephone, printer and lockable cabinet/s Training rooms (If Provider is intending to train at own premises) with comfortable desks, desk tables, writing equipment or projector, properly ventilated/heating equipment when cold, clean toilets and proper access for disabled persons OR Lease agreement if Provider will be utilising rented space for training OR and indication if Provider will be training at clients premises 2. What are the advantages of being an accredited training providers? Advantages of becoming an accredited provider: To provide quality training and development to learners To receive support from the relevant authority To be able to deliver education and training that leads to nationally registered Unit Standards and Qualifications. Accreditation therefore provides Education and Training providers with a valuable tool with which they can market their services to potential clients. 3. What are benefits of attending accredited training? Learners, departments and private companies who use the services of an accredited training providers are assured that the accredited training offered complies with the required standards for learning and assessment. All learners are assured of a quality learning experience and that the credits they acquire will be nationally and internationally recognized.