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What are Qualification Assessment Specifications - QAS

The AQP will set the national standards to ensure validity and consistency of the external   summative   assessment.  The   QAS  form   an   integral   part   of   every occupational qualification and are developed for each occupational qualification and outline and record the following information: Title of occupational qualification; Curriculum reference number; Name and details of the AQP; External assessment strategy; Key occupational outcomes; The point(s) at which the qualification must be assessed (allowing for production cycle if required); Critical  identified  elements  of  ‘internal  assessment’  to  be  externally moderated (if any); Eligibility requirements for candidates for exter[...]

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What are Qualification Assessment Specifications – QAS

The AQP will set the national standards to ensure validity and consistency of the external   summative   assessment.  The   QAS  form   an   integral   part   of   every occupational qualification and are developed for each occupational qualification and outline and record the following information:

  1. Title of occupational qualification;
  2. Curriculum reference number;
  3. Name and details of the AQP;
  4. External assessment strategy;
  5. Key occupational outcomes;
  6. The point(s) at which the qualification must be assessed (allowing for production cycle if required);
  7. Critical  identified  elements  of  ‘internal  assessment’  to  be  externally moderated (if any);
  8. Eligibility requirements for candidates for external assessment;
  1. Exemptions;
  2. Minimum requirements for the registration of assessors;
  3. Provide links to the AQP website for information on:

–              Criteria for accreditation of assessment centres

–              Exemplars of external assessment instruments

–              Relevant sections of AQP assessment policy and procedures: those required for public information, including language(s) of assessment and RPL;

The Qualification Assessment Specifications are developed during the qualification development process and it is expected that a minimum of 50% of the working group members should be experts in that particular occupational qualification.

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QCTO Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) principles and values

The following principles and values have been taken into consideration during the development of these criteria and guidelines for becoming an AQP:The following principles and values have been taken into consideration during the development of these criteria and guidelines for becoming an AQP:

External Assessment systems and processes must:

  1. be fair, reliable, valid, ethical and transparent;
  2. be consistent across time, place, role players and respond to a non-sectoral demand-led model;
  3. use methodologies that are fit-for-purpose and reflect a consistent level of higher  cognitive challenge;
  4.  avoid tendencies of exclusivity;
  5. adhere to the QCTO values which show:
  • i. innovation and excellence
  • ii. empowerment and recognition
  • iii. respect and dignity
  • iv.  ethics and integrity
  • v.  ownership and accountability
  • vi.  authenticity

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EISA – External Integrated Summative Assessment

WHAT IS EISA’?

The External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA) is an integral and critical component of the QCTO’s quality assurance system.It is a single national assessment leading to the awarding of an Occupational Certificate.EISA ensures that the assessment of occupational qualifications,part qualifications and trades is standardised, consistent and credible.

EISA is conducted by applying nationally standardised assessment instruments which are developed and administered by a QCTO approved Assessment Quality Partner (AQP).EISA for a trade is what is commonly known as a Trade Test.

For learners to qualify for entry to EISA,they must provide proof of completion of all required knowledge,practical and work experience modules as stipulated in the qualification.The statement of resuIts obtained from the Skills Development Provider serves as proof that the candidate has satisfied all the requirements to be admitted to sit for EISA

Visit www.trainyoucan.co.za for more detail or the public form on www.etqa.co.za.

EISA – External Integrated Summative Assessment

WHAT IS EISA’?

The External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA) is an integral and critical component of the QCTO’s quality assurance system.It is a single national assessment leading to the awarding of an Occupational Certificate.EISA ensures that the assessment of occupational qualifications,part qualifications and trades is standardised, consistent and credible.

EISA is conducted by applying nationally standardised assessment instruments which are developed and administered by a QCTO approved Assessment Quality Partner (AQP).EISA for a trade is what is commonly known as a Trade Test.

For learners to qualify for entry to EISA,they must provide proof of completion of all required knowledge,practical and work experience modules as stipulated in the qualification.The statement of resuIts obtained from the Skills Development Provider serves as proof that the candidate has satisfied all the requirements to be admitted to sit for EISA

Visit www.trainyoucan.co.za for more detail or the public form on www.etqa.co.za.

QCTO

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About the QCTO 

Quality Council for Trades & Occupations

The QCTO is one of the three Quality Councils provided for in the National Qualifications Framework Act (NQF Act No. 67 of 2008).

The QCTO was established under the Skills Development Act as amended in 2008 and became operational on the 1st April 2010 following the publication of Government Gazette No 33059, 1st April 2010

1. Vision

    QCTO vision is to qualify a skilled and capable workforce.

2. Mission

    The QCTO’s mission is to effectively and efficiently manage the occupational qualifications sub-framework in order to set standards, develop and quality assure national occupational qualifications for all who want a trade or occupation and, where appropriate, professions.

3. Values

Innovation and Excellence

    We rise to opportunities and challenges, we continuously learn, we are innovative and we consistently produce work of distinction and fine quality, on time, and in line with our clients’ needs.

Empowerment and Recognition

    • We enable people to make things happen, we encourage and support one another when and where needed, and we celebrate successful accomplishment of work.

 

Respect and Dignity

    We value and show consideration for all the people we work with, treat one another with kindness and thoughtfulness, and embrace inclusivity.

Ethics and Integrity

    We embrace and practice a moral code of trustworthiness, honesty and truthfulness in everything we say and do, and we honour our promises and commitments.

Ownership and Accountability

    We take ownership of our responsibilities and we answer for our decisions and actions.

Authenticity

    We protect the public by issuing authentic, quality qualifications.

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