Accreditation
Accreditation Process


ACCREDITATION PROCESS [PRIMARY ACCREDITATION]

Training provider accreditation or programme approval is awarded against designated trade, SAQA registered qualifications and individual unit standard to offer institutional training. 

Process to be followed by an applicant providernot accredited by any ETQA:

Applicant provider may acquire the accreditation documents from the nearest merSETA Regional Office or access from the website (training and quality assurance – accreditation), namely application forms, provider self evaluation form and criteria and guidelines for accreditation. Complete the forms and send to the nearest Regional Office. Contact the Client Liaison Officer or Quality Assuror at the Regional Office for guidance and support.
The Quality Assuror will conduct the evaluation site visit and give feedback on shortcomings to the applicant provider. If all requirements are met, Quality Assuror will submit a recommendation to Head Office. Quality Assuror’s recommendation will be evaluated and tabled at the ETQA Review Committee meeting that is held every six weeks. The ETQA Review Committee’s decision will be communicated to the applicant provider.

PROVIDER PROGRAMME APPROVAL ON MERSETA PROGRAMMES [SECONDARY ACCREDITATION]:

 
Provider must contact primary ETQA with regard to extension of scope (through SETA ETQA MoU) to merSETA programme (trade or qualification or individual unit standard). The ETQA will inturn send the request to merSETA. On receipt of the request from the other ETQA, the merSETA will send the programme approval requirements, namely application form, assessor registration form and learning programme evaluation form.
The applicant will send back the documents to merSETA and a Quality Assuror will be assigned. The Quality Assuror will conduct the evaluation site visit and give feedback on shortcomings to the applicant provider. If all requirements are met, Quality Assuror will submit a recommendation to Head Office.
Quality Assuror’s recommendation will be evaluated and tabled at the ETQA Review Committee meeting that is held every six weeks. The ETQA Review Committee’s decision will be communicated to the applicant provider.


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