The Education Training and Quality Authority (ETQA) committee is established in terms of the Health Professions Act, Act No. 56 of 1974 (Section 16 of the Act).
To facilitate/ensure liaison with key stakeholders such as the Council on Higher Education (CHE), South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), etc. with regards to the registration of qualifications and accreditation.
Responsible for provision of strategic direction with respect to Quality Assurance objectives and responsibility on behalf of the HPCSA.
Develop policies, principles, criteria and guidelines related to ETQA Activities for recommendation to Professional Boards and HPCSA Council.
Monitor all ETQA activities and make recommendations to Professional Boards and HPCSA Council.
Guide Professional Boards on accreditation of providers in the Higher Education Band, registration of assessors, certificating of learners.
Final responsibility for promotion of quality amongst providers in the Higher Education Band.
Identify issues of concern that are relating to Quality Assurance and the accreditation of providers.
Ensure that accreditation of providers of Higher Education take place effectively and efficiently.
Review the HPCSA Quality Management System as and when required