MQA

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 QualificationSAQA IDCreditsLevel
Occupational Certificate: Mining Technician: Mine Ventilation Observer945721374
Occupational Certificate: Emergency Services and rescue official (Mines Rescue Services Worker)94042324
Occupational Certificate: Mining Technician (Surveyor Mining)948762184
Occupational Certificate: Mining Technician (Sampler Mining) (Hardrock)948701684
Occupational Certificate: Mining Technician (Strata Control Practitioner: Underground Hardrock)940381984
Occupational Certificate: Mining Technician Strata Control Observer: (Underground Hard Rock)964641083
Occupational Certificate: Mining Technician: Mine Ventilation Officer989322144
Occupational Certificate: Mining Technician: Strata Control Practitioner (Coal) 948782644
Occupational Certificate: Mining Technician (Mine Planning Practitioner) 989292484
Occupational Certificate: Rock drill operator99252302
Occupational Certificate: Driller99379562
Occupational Certificate: Driller (Driller Directional Driller)989081083
Occupational Certificate: Geological Technician (Surface Mining Geological Technician)992575684
Occupational Certificate: Geological Technician (underground Mining technician)992605404
Occupational Certificate: Geological Technician (Marine Mining Geological Technician)992853264
Occupational Certificate: Mineral Beneficiation Process Controller (Mineral Processor: Hydrometallurgy)994861134
Occupational Certificate: Mineral Beneficiation Process Controller (Mineral Processor: Smelting)995061004
Occupational Certificate: Mineral Beneficiation Process Controller (Material Handler)994271684
Occupational Certificate: Mineral Beneficiation Process Controller (Materials Preparer)99509854
Occupational Certificate: Mineral Beneficiation Process Controller (Mineral Processor: Calcining)995121004
Occupational Certificate in Driller (Exploration Driller) 98823703