How do I become SAQA accredited?

Requirements for accreditation:

  • The programmes (and/or assessments) offered by the education and training provider must culminate in unit standards and/or qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
  • The curriculum (design, content and learning materials) is aligned to the unit standards and/or qualifications. 
  • There are suitably qualified staff (facilitators and registered assessors).
  • The learners have access to adequate learning support services.
  • The assessment methods and tools used to measure the requirements for the unit standard and/or qualification are fair, valid and reliable, and are used to enhance learning.

What you should do

  1. Send a letter of your intention to be accredited as a provider of education and training to the relevant ETQA.
  2. Submit a self-evaluation and application form to ETQA.
  3. If you are not granted accreditation and you feel the process was unfair, you have a right to appeal. 
  4. A list of ETQAs and contact details(link is external) is available on the Saqa website.