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Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No. 97 of 1998)


Constitution of the Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Training Authority (THETA)

Chapter 6 : Standing Committees

20. The ETQA Committee


20.1 Duties and functions


20.1.1 The ETQA Committee shall, on behalf of THETA, be responsible for the management of the quality assurance functions and obligations of THETA in its role as an Education and Training Quality Assurance Body as provided in the South African Qualifications Authority Act, 1995 (Act No 58 of 1995) and the relevant Regulations in terms of that Act. It shall deal with such matters as may be referred to it by the Board of the THETA.


20.1.2 The ETQA Committee shall be responsible to and shall report to THETA through the Executive Committee.


20.1.3 In particular, but without limiting the generality of this, the ETQA Committee shall have the following specific functions: to approve the THETA quality plan; to oversee the establishment of and monitor the implementation of a quality management system to: accredit constituent providers of education and training in the Sector for specific standards or qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework; promote quality amongst constituent providers; monitor provision by constituent providers; evaluate assessment and facilitate moderation amongst constituent providers; register constituent assessors of national qualifications in the Sector for specific standards or qualifications in terms of the criteria established for this purpose; certify constituent learners; and co-operate in the moderation of assessment and of quality assurance across sectors; to monitor the development by THETA of new standards or qualifications or modifications to existing standards or qualifications for the Sector, and to recommend such standards or qualifications to National Standards Bodies and the South African Qualifications Authority; to ensure that THETA maintains an appropriate data-base for its quality assurance and certification functions; and to monitor the implementation of quality assurance processes for the operational and administrative procedures of THETA.


20.2 The Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the ETQA Committee must be elected from the Members of the Committee who are Members of the Board of the THETA.