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Parent term: Quality3 child terms
The processes of ensuring that specified standards or requirements for teaching, learning, education administration, assessment and the recording of achievements have been met.
Source: SAQA 2013, South Africa
Ways in which evidence for qualification is collected, interpreted and used, it has both a disciplinary and developmental role, attempting to overcome the conventionally recognised difficulty of nurturing and judging performance at the same time.
Source: SADC 2011, Southern Africa
A planned and systematic pattern of all actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that the product, its components, packaging and labeling are acceptable for their intended use.
Source: TESDA 2010, Philippines
Quality assurance encompasses any activity that is concerned with assessing and improving the merit or the worth of a development intervention or its compliance with given standards. Note: examples of quality assurance activities include appraisal, RBM, reviews during implementation, evaluations, etc. Quality assurance may also refer to the assessment of the quality of a portfolio and its development effectiveness.
Source: OECD 2010
Processes and procedures for ensuring that qualifications, assessment and programme delivery meet certain standards.
Source: ILO (SED) 2007, Global
European network for quality assurance in vocational education and training (ENQA-VET)
In October 2005, ENQA-VET was established by the European Commission in order to continue the work of the Technical Working Group on Quality in VET and provide a sustainable platform for members (representing 22 Member countries) to support the implementation of the Copenhagen Declaration.[...] ENQA-VET, by implementing its work programme, developed:
- a culture and shared understanding of quality assurance and continuous improvements across the EU
- a sustainable platform for quality assurance on which mutual trust was built
- common instruments and guidelines for the development of quality assurance in VET systems
EQAVET builds on the results and outcomes achieved by ENQA-VET (2005-2009)
Source: EQAVET 2014, EU
European quality assurance in vocational education and training (EQAVET)
Reference framework to help EU Member States and participating countries develop, improve, guide and assess the quality of their own vocational education and training systems.
Source: CEDEFOP 2014, Europe
Quality assurance management system (CAMS)
System designed and developed to provide guidelines that will enable the management of Enterprises and TVET Institutions to set valid and reliable Quality Controls (QC) in place with a view to having reasonable Quality Assurance (QA) that their workers/trainees/students are well trained, assessed, verified, proved to be competent and provided "Evidences" that they can effectively perform all tasks assigned to them, including Health, Safety and Environmental Protection (HSEP) (or Occupation Health and safety OHS) and Business Critical Tasks, up to the Minimum Competency Level (Standard) required at Work Location.
Source: Wahba 2013, Global