Assessment Quality Partner

The MQA is an approved Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) for specified occupational qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The Assessment Quality Partner must perform the following functions, in respect of the qualifications and part qualifications specified in the Service Level Agreement entered into with 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;
  • Develop guidelines for the accreditation of assessment centres or the approval of assessment sites for external assessment;
  • Recommend to the QCTO the accreditation and withdrawal of accreditation of assessment centres;
  • Recommend to the QCTO the withdrawal of accreditation of skills development providers for the knowledge and/or practical skills component using criteria and guidelines provided by the QCTO;
  • Coordinate and manage external assessment processes;
  • Ensure that there is a reliable and secure electronic database to record learner registration, assessment centres, external assessment applications and assessment data in a format prescribed by the QCTO;
  • Moderate at least 10% of learner external assessments;
  • Recommend the certification of learners to the QCTO;
  • Implement an appeals policy as guided by the QCTO assessment policy;
  • Conduct learner tracer studies;
  • Promote continuous professional development of AQP associated practitioners;
  • Report to the QCTO on the performance of its functions in the form and manner required by the QCTO; and
  • Provide a mechanism for RPL.

The MQA is approved to be the AQP for the following Registered Occupational Qualifications:

Name of Qualification

SAQA ID

Credits

Level

Occupational Certificate: Mining Technician: Mine Ventilation Observer

94572

137

4

Occupational Certificate: Emergency Services and rescue official (Mines Rescue Services Worker)

94042

32

4

Occupational Certificate: Mining Technician (Surveyor Mining)

94876

218

4

Occupational Certificate: Mining Technician (Sampler Mining) (Hardrock)

94870

168

4

Occupational Certificate: Mining Technician (Strata Control Practitioner: Underground Hardrock)

94038

198

4

Occupational Certificate: Mining Technician Strata Control Observer: (Underground Hard Rock)

96464

108

3

Occupational Certificate: Mining Technician: Mine Ventilation Officer

98932 

214

4

Occupational Certificate: Mining Technician: Strata Control Practitioner (Coal) 

94878

264

4

Occupational Certificate: Mining Technician (Mine Planning Practitioner) 

98929

248

4

Occupational Certificate: Rock drill operator

99252

30

2

Occupational Certificate: Driller

99379

56

2

Occupational Certificate: Driller (Driller Directional Driller)

98908

108

3

Occupational Certificate: Geological Technician (Surface Mining Geological Technician)

99257

568

4

Occupational Certificate: Geological Technician (underground Mining technician)

99260

540

4

Occupational Certificate: Geological Technician (Marine Mining Geological Technician)

99285

326

4

Occupational Certificate: Mineral Beneficiation Process Controller (Mineral Processor: Hydrometallurgy)

99486

113

4

Occupational Certificate: Mineral Beneficiation Process Controller (Mineral Processor: Smelting)

99506

100

4

Occupational Certificate: Mineral Beneficiation Process Controller (Material Handler)

99427

168

4

Occupational Certificate: Mineral Beneficiation Process Controller (Materials Preparer)

99509

85

4

Occupational Certificate: Mineral Beneficiation Process Controller (Mineral Processor: Calcining)

99512

100

4

Occupational Certificate in Driller (Exploration Driller) 

98823

70

3