Protecting the public and
guiding the professions

About HPCSA

The Health Professions Council of South Africa is a statutory body, established in terms of the Health Professions Act and is committed to protecting the public and guiding the professions.

Committees

Education Training & Quality Authority Committee

Education Training & Quality Authority 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).

Functions
  • 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