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    Criteria for the approval of an Assessment Quality Partner

    The QCTO will appoint an entity as an assessment quality partner only if it is satisfied that the entity has: i.      The necessary expertise, experience and standing in relation to the occupational qualifications or foundational learning for which the assessment quality partner is appointed; and ii.      the resources necessary to perform its functions In terms of clause of the QCTO Delegation Policy, 22 June 2011 the criteria have been defined in detail as follows: i.     be  recommended  to  the  QCTO  by  the  relevant      DQP  during  the occupational                           development  process at a point  when they submit  an occupational profile. Possible evidence: letter of recommendation from [...]

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    Criteria for the approval of an Assessment Quality Partner

    The QCTO will appoint an entity as an assessment quality partner only if it is satisfied that the entity has:

    i.      The necessary expertise, experience and standing in relation to the occupational qualifications or foundational learning for which the assessment quality partner is appointed; and

    ii.      the resources necessary to perform its functions

    In terms of clause of the QCTO Delegation Policy, 22 June 2011 the criteria have been defined in detail as follows:

    i.     be  recommended  to  the  QCTO  by  the  relevant      DQP  during  the occupational                           development  process at a point  when they submit  an

    occupational profile. Possible evidence: letter of recommendation from the DQP; Attendance register; DQP progress report with endorsement of the selected body by constituency to ensure trust and acceptance; extracts from minutes of scoping meeting where the decision took place;

    ii.      have access to communities of expert practitioners in the occupation/s concerned;    Possible evidence: Attendance registers; reference to extracts from websites with links to CEPs or any other relevant information such as an indication as to where the AQP will source expertise to design assessments;

    iii.    have standing in the occupation or occupations concerned; Possible evidence: cross reference to websites, publications and any other relevant information;

    iv.     have access to assessors and other human resources necessary to perform the AQP functions using criteria and guidelines provided by the QCTO. Possible evidence: Database of assessors

    v.     have access to a reliable management information system in the format required by the   QCTO; Possible evidence: Organogram or reference to an organisation to whom this function has been outsourced;

    vi.     have the financial resources necessary to establish the AQP function and implement effective, efficient and transparent financial management and internal control systems, verified by means of a written commitment by its relevant authority; Possible evidence: evidence that the functions have been catered for in the organisation budget; a letter from the AQP’s relevant authority committing the necessary financial resources to fund the AQP;

    vii.    have a proposed fee structure funding model to maintain the delivery of AQP services for    a minimum of five years aligned to the QCTO Fee Structure Policy;

    viii.    be willing to sign the QCTO Code of Conduct (Schedule 4) if delegation is approved;

    ix.     have  research  capacity  even  if  through  a  third  party  arrangement;

    Possible evidence:   cross reference to reports or process of how this criterion will be addressed; and

    x.     Proof  that  the  organisation  is  a  juristic  person:  Possible  evidence:

    submit a valid tax clearance certificate where appropriate.

    Proof must be submitted to demonstrate adherence with the criteria mentioned above.

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    The functions of an Assessment Quality Partner – AQP

    1. An Assessment Quality Partner must, in respect of the qualifications and part qualifications specified in the Service Level Agreement;
    • recommend the external assessment specifications document for approval by the QCTO;
    • recommend the external assessment specifications document for approval by the QCTO;
    • develop and maintain a national data-bank of instruments for external assessments;publish exemplars of external assessments;recommend to the QCTO the accreditation and withdrawal of accreditation of skills development providers for the knowledge and/or practical skills component using criteria and guidelines provided by the QCTO;
    • register assessors and moderators for the external assessments;develop criteria for the accreditation of assessment centres or the approval of assessment sites for external assessments;recommend to the QCTO the accreditation and withdrawal of accreditation of assessment centres;
    • and recommend to the QCTO the accreditation and withdrawal of accreditation of skills development providers for the knowledge and/or practical skills component using criteria and guidelines provided by the QCTO.

     

    1. Coordinate and manage external assessment processes;
    2. Record and upload learner external assessment applications and achievements to the QCTO;
    3. Moderate at least 10% of learner external assessments;
    4. Recommend the certification of learners to the QCTO;
    5. Implement an appeals policy as guided by an assessment policy;
    6. Conduct learner tracer studies;
    7. Promote continuous professional development of AQP associated practitioners;
    8. Report to the QCTO on the performance of its functions in the form and manner required by the QCTO; and
    9. Provide a mechanism for RPL.

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    QCTO Code of Conduct for Development Quality Partners (DQP) and Assessment Quality Partners (AQP)

    The QCTO Code of Conduct for Development Quality Partners (DQP) and

    Assessment Quality Partners (AQP)

    We, the undersigned, wish to be appointed by the QCTO as a DQP/AQP. We agree that, if the QCTO delegates such functions to us, we hereby commit ourselves to abide by the QCTO’s Code of Conduct in relation to all our work.

    The Code of Conduct to which we agree is as follows:

    i.      promoting the objectives of the NQF;

    ii.      dealing   fairly,   professionally   and   equitably   with   stakeholders   whilst accelerating the redress of past unfair discrimination;

    iii.      consulting  with  all  relevant  stakeholders  that  have  an  interest  in  the development and assessment of occupational qualifications and sharing of best practice;

    iv.     executing our responsibilities  and  accountabilities  timeously and  with  due regard to the accountability to our constituents  that we are committed to serve;

    v.      seeking at all times to create a positive environment for the development and assessment process and respect the historical diversity of learners’ cultural, linguistic and educational backgrounds;

    vi.    declaring any conflict of interest that may infringe on the execution of our delegated responsibilities;

    vii.    recuse ourselves from any decision-making process which may result in improper personal gain that will impact negatively on the values cherished by the QCTO;

    viii.     recognising the public’s rights of access to information, excluding information that is specifically protected by the law;

    ix.    acting in a manner that will respect, promote and protect the goodwill and reputation of occupational qualification family;

    x.      reporting all relevant information about best practices and irregularities in the development and assessment process of which we become aware.

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    QCTO Code of Conduct for Development Quality Partners (DQP) and Assessment Quality Partners (AQP)

    The QCTO Code of Conduct for Development Quality Partners (DQP) and

    Assessment Quality Partners (AQP)

    We, the undersigned, wish to be appointed by the QCTO as a DQP/AQP. We agree that, if the QCTO delegates such functions to us, we hereby commit ourselves to abide by the QCTO’s Code of Conduct in relation to all our work.

    The Code of Conduct to which we agree is as follows:

    i.      promoting the objectives of the NQF;

    ii.      dealing   fairly,   professionally   and   equitably   with   stakeholders   whilst accelerating the redress of past unfair discrimination;

    iii.      consulting  with  all  relevant  stakeholders  that  have  an  interest  in  the development and assessment of occupational qualifications and sharing of best practice;

    iv.     executing our responsibilities  and  accountabilities  timeously and  with  due regard to the accountability to our constituents  that we are committed to serve;

    v.      seeking at all times to create a positive environment for the development and assessment process and respect the historical diversity of learners’ cultural, linguistic and educational backgrounds;

    vi.    declaring any conflict of interest that may infringe on the execution of our delegated responsibilities;

    vii.    recuse ourselves from any decision-making process which may result in improper personal gain that will impact negatively on the values cherished by the QCTO;

    viii.     recognising the public’s rights of access to information, excluding information that is specifically protected by the law;

    ix.    acting in a manner that will respect, promote and protect the goodwill and reputation of occupational qualification family;

    x.      reporting all relevant information about best practices and irregularities in the development and assessment process of which we become aware.

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    Criteria for the approval of an Assessment Quality Partner

    The QCTO will appoint an entity as an assessment quality partner only if it is satisfied that the entity has:

    i.      The necessary expertise, experience and standing in relation to the occupational qualifications or foundational learning for which the assessment quality partner is appointed; and

    ii.      the resources necessary to perform its functions

    In terms of clause of the QCTO Delegation Policy, 22 June 2011 the criteria have been defined in detail as follows:

    i.     be  recommended  to  the  QCTO  by  the  relevant      DQP  during  the occupational                           development  process at a point  when they submit  an

    occupational profile. Possible evidence: letter of recommendation from the DQP; Attendance register; DQP progress report with endorsement of the selected body by constituency to ensure trust and acceptance; extracts from minutes of scoping meeting where the decision took place;

    ii.      have access to communities of expert practitioners in the occupation/s concerned;    Possible evidence: Attendance registers; reference to extracts from websites with links to CEPs or any other relevant information such as an indication as to where the AQP will source expertise to design assessments;

    iii.    have standing in the occupation or occupations concerned; Possible evidence: cross reference to websites, publications and any other relevant information;

    iv.     have access to assessors and other human resources necessary to perform the AQP functions using criteria and guidelines provided by the QCTO. Possible evidence: Database of assessors

    v.     have access to a reliable management information system in the format required by the   QCTO; Possible evidence: Organogram or reference to an organisation to whom this function has been outsourced;

    vi.     have the financial resources necessary to establish the AQP function and implement effective, efficient and transparent financial management and internal control systems, verified by means of a written commitment by its relevant authority; Possible evidence: evidence that the functions have been catered for in the organisation budget; a letter from the AQP’s relevant authority committing the necessary financial resources to fund the AQP;

    vii.    have a proposed fee structure funding model to maintain the delivery of AQP services for    a minimum of five years aligned to the QCTO Fee Structure Policy;

    viii.    be willing to sign the QCTO Code of Conduct (Schedule 4) if delegation is approved;

    ix.     have  research  capacity  even  if  through  a  third  party  arrangement;

    Possible evidence:   cross reference to reports or process of how this criterion will be addressed; and

    x.     Proof  that  the  organisation  is  a  juristic  person:  Possible  evidence:

    submit a valid tax clearance certificate where appropriate.

    Proof must be submitted to demonstrate adherence with the criteria mentioned above.

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