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SETA Accredited Training Provide

Requirements to become a SETA Accredited Training Provider:

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

  • The programmes (and/or assessments) offered by the education and training provider must culminate in unit standards and/or qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
  • The curriculum (design, content and learning materials) is aligned to the unit standards and/or qualifications.
  • There are suitably qualified staff (facilitators and registered assessors).
  • The learners have access to adequate learning support services.
  • The 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.

What is accreditation?

Accreditation is the certification, usually for a certain period of time of a body or an institution, as having the capacity to fulfill a particular function within the quality assurance system set up by SAQA in terms of the SAQA Act, 1995.

SAQA accredits all Education and Training Quality Assurance bodies (ETQA’s) who in turn accredit Education and Training Providers.

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 provider?

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 provider 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.

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SETA Accredited Training Provider

The main steps in the accreditation process to become a SETA Accredited Training Provider:

  1. The Training Provider determines the primary focus
  2. The SETA Quality Assurance Management Division requirements are compiled by the provider
  3. The Training Provider completes and submits an online application form for accreditation
  4. A compliance check is conducted by SETA and the provider receives a notification of compliance / non-compliance
  5. The Training Provider responds to the notification if necessary
  6. A site visit is scheduled and conducted by a SETA ETQA evaluator
  7. The evaluator sends his/her report to SETA
  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 Training Provider is required to respond to areas of remediation if necessary, and make the relevant submission.
  10. Confirm registration with the DHET

Providers of education and training must apply for accreditation with an Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body under the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)(link is external). All providers of education and training offering full qualifications must be registered with the Department of Education.

The education and training provider has to offer unit standards and/or qualifications that fall within the primary focus area of the ETQA body of the relevant Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA)(link is external) or professional body.

Requirements for accreditation:

  • The programmes (and/or assessments) offered by the education and training provider must culminate in unit standards and/or qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
  • The curriculum (design, content and learning materials) is aligned to the unit standards and/or qualifications.
  • There are suitably qualified staff (facilitators and registered assessors).
  • The learners have access to adequate learning support services.
  • The 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.

Provider Accreditation with an ETQA can often be a daunting process, best left to the professionals.

SETA Accreditation Services offers ETD Providers a fully encompassing accreditation service and/or guidance with the process.

Having in excess of 30 years HR, Labour Relations, Training, Development and Education as well as Administration experience and knowledge, we have the generalist and specialist knowledge required to streamline the Accreditation process and ensure that Providers are accredited by their relevant ETQA as effectively and efficiently as possible, with little or no fuss to the Provider.

Take a moment to look at our site, send us an e-mail or call us, and we will set up a meeting with you to get the process started.

Requirements to become a SETA Accredited Training Provider:

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

  • The programmes (and/or assessments) offered by the education and training provider must culminate in unit standards and/or qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
  • The curriculum (design, content and learning materials) is aligned to the unit standards and/or qualifications.
  • There are suitably qualified staff (facilitators and registered assessors).
  • The learners have access to adequate learning support services.
  • The 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.
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SETA Accredited Training Provider

Accreditation

Accreditation means the certification, usually for a particular period of time, of a person, a body or an institution as having the capacity to fulfill a particular function in the quality assurance system set up by the South African Qualifications Authority in terms of the Act.

The main steps in the accreditation process to become a SETA Accredited Training Provider:

  1. The Training Provider determines the primary focus
  2. The SETA Quality Assurance Management Division requirements are compiled by the provider
  3. The Training Provider completes and submits an online application form for accreditation
  4. A compliance check is conducted by SETA and the provider receives a notification of compliance / non-compliance
  5. The Training Provider responds to the notification if necessary
  6. A site visit is scheduled and conducted by a SETA ETQA evaluator
  7. The evaluator sends his/her report to SETA
  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 Training Provider is required to respond to areas of remediation if necessary, and make the relevant submission.
  10. Confirm registration with the DHET

Accreditation Explained

Umalusi accredits private providers of education and training as well as private assessment bodies to offer tuition and/or assessment for qualification(s) on the General and Further Education and Training Qualifications Sub-Framework (GFETQSF).

This means that Umalusi accredits the following institutions:

  • Independent schools;
  • Private Further Education and Training Colleges (FET Colleges);
  • Private Adult Education and Training providers;
  • Private assessment bodies that assess the qualifications Umalusi certifies.

In accrediting institutions Umalusi is guided by policy documents that contain criteria for accreditation for each institutional type.

Umalusi does not accredit public providers.

Instead, Umalusi monitors and reports on the quality of the qualifications and curricula used in public schools, TVET colleges and Adult Learning Centres, and externally monitors the national assessment system.

Full Qualification:

Accreditation is for training providers wishing to deliver and assess qualifications that fall within Fasset’s scope of delegated quality assurance. The majority of finance and accounting qualifications no longer form part of our scope, and provider accreditation for those qualifications is the direct responsibility of the assigned professional body, see the table below.

Both Fasset and the professional bodies are QCTO Quality Assurance Partners (QAPs) responsible for certain quality assurance functions associated with stipulated qualifications. Please consult the table below to identify the QAP responsible for provider accreditation for the qualification of your interest. Each QAP has its own accreditation criteria, process and form, and providers need to liaise with the relevant body directly.

Applicant Providers should first send a letter of intent to the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO), intent template can be sourced from the QCTO website.