Seta Accreditation Services
SAQA defines accreditation as:
“The official certifications normally for a specified timeframe, of a individual, a body or
rather an establishment having capability to perform a specific functionality
in the quality assurance program put in place by the South African
Accreditation is granted to organizations who promote
outcomes-based educational courses in line to the NQF subscribed
unit standards as well as qualifications. It is presented to a service
provider, normally for a time period of three years.
Accreditation should also be viewed as an audit procedure of the
provider’s quality system along with the training program which
may be provided . It helps to ensure that training as well as
assessments lead to the nationally recognized credits, and so
ultimately in the achievements of a formalised qualification.
Training centres, organisations need to obtain accreditation with
SETA's so as to be able to provide accredited training.
One of the SAQA criteria states that the organisation seeking accreditation must have a quality management system.