The MQA should ensure a sytem to maintain the quality of registered unit standards, qualifications and learning provision including learnerships. Quality Assurance is a process aimed at inter alia:
- Accrediting training providers,
- Registering assessors and moderators,
- Auditing the quality of learning provision and assessment, and
- Certificating learners
Training Providers in the Mining and Minerals Sector are required to implement the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System together with other requirements stated by SAQA to become accredited as training providers. Details of these requirements can be found in the Accreditation of Providers section
Assessors who do assessment of any Mining and Minerals registered unit standards, are required, by law, to be registered with the MQA as assessors. Requirements for assessor registration can be found in the assessor registration section.
When learners have successfully been assessed against all the unit standards of competence, the MQA is responsible for issuing a certificate for that learner. This certificate will only be issued for qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).