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Which bodies could become national Assessment Quality Partners

The need to establish an AQP arises from the development of an occupational qualification. A body that has the necessary credibility in the relevant constituency (industry/sector/profession) must be identified to manage External Integrated Summative Assessment by conducting the AQP functions listed above. Depending on their current functions and areas of expertise any of the following existing bodies may  be  appointed  as  Assessment  Quality  Partners  for  specific  occupations  or groups of occupations: Moderating Bodies Examining Bodies Professional Bodies Legislated Boards Occupational Associations Note: If there are no such bodies with a specific interest in the relevant occupation, a SETA o[...]

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Why were Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) Established

The SETAs were established in accordance with the Skills Development Act 97 of 1998 to manage and administer the Skills Development Levy (SDL) funds within the specific sector. Furthermore, they manage the processes of sector and workplace skills development strategies to develop and improve the skills of the South African workforce. They also provide for learner ships that lead to recognised qualifications.

Why learnerships were established

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Why learnerships were established

The Skills Development Act, as amended, and the Skills Development Levies Act are designed to implement structures and processes that will transform skills development in South Africa. Historically, education and training provision did not always link the theory to the practice required in an occupation.

Learnerships are intended to address the gap between education and training provision and the needs of the labour market.

Learnerships seek to address the following labour market issues:

      the decline in levels of employment in South Africa;

 

      the unequal distribution of income;

 

      unequal access to education and training, and employment opportunities;

 

      the effects of race, gender and geographical location on advancement and;

 

    skills shortages.