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 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
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