In this notification the QCTO confirmed that they have recommended to SAQA that all qualifications with an end registration date 30 June 2018 be re-registered for a period of five years.
Some other important points covered:
- During the stipulated 5-year period, the QCTO in collaboration with the QAPs (SETAs) will finalise de-registration or re-alignment of Historically Registered Qualifications and skills programmes.
- Qualifications which have been re-registered may be de-registered before the end of the 5-year period.
- The SETAs (Quality Assurance Partners – QAPs) will remain responsible for the accreditation applications for Skills Programmes and the implementation of Learnerships.
- As from 1st July 2018 all new applications to offer Historically Registered Qualifications and/or gazetted trades must be made directly to QCTO.
- A letter of intent must be submitted to the QCTO before applying to the QAP (SETA).
- The QCTO will acknowledge the letter and advise the Training Provider (Skills Development Provider – SDP) to either follow the QAP (SETA) accreditation process or to apply (through QCTO) for a registered Occupational Qualification which replaces the Historically Registered Qualification.
- The QAP (SETA) will complete the accreditation process and will send the outcome and recommendation to the QCTO. The accreditation letter will be issued by QCTO.
- The QAP (SETA) will conduct monitoring visits but may be accompanied by a QCTO representative.
- FISAs (Final Integrated Summative Assessments) for Historically Registered Qualifications will be phased in with voluntary QAPs (SETAs).
- The QAPs (SETAs) will issue certificates for Historically Registered Qualifications after the learner achievements have been quality assured by QCTO.
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