The Executive Committee consists of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Secretary of the Board of Directors are elected by the Board from its members. The Executive Committee may co-opt ad hoc members as deemed necessary for ad hoc purposes.
The responsibilities of the Executive Committee are to represent the Board of Directors during the recess between meetings of the Board; to assist officials with the interpretation and application of strategic guidelines and policies developed by the Board; and in general to play a guiding and supervisory role on behalf of the Board during the recess.
The purpose of the Registration Committee is to advise the Board on standards for the registration of affiliates and the awarding of designations. The registration committee also sets standards related to institutional affiliation. The Registration Committee is further responsible to oversee the implementation of these standards by the professional committees and the ACRP administration.
Applications for individual affiliation and to be awarded a designation are considered against of criteria pertaining to training and involvement in ministry or practical ministry experience. Evidence of formal and informal qualifications and ministry experience is required.
When considering an application to be affiliated, documents submitted will be accepted based on the formal declaration of the veracity thereof by the applicant, but affiliation will be suspended or terminated if this proves to be false.
Applications to be awarded a designation will be subject to verification by the relevant ACRP Council.
The Committee is responsible for the development of registration policies, and for overseeing the implementation thereof. This is done in conjunction with the Councils or Committees involved. This relates to the following:
The general ACRP policy on affiliation of individuals and institutions. The policy is determined in accordance with the categories of and standards for affiliation and scope of practice as agreed with SAQA and the relevant Quality Council within the National Qualifications Framework.
The policy on the designation of individuals for generalist practitioners as well as specialist practitioners. This is done in consultation with the relevant Ministry Council.
The policy and guidelines regarding the accreditation of training providers for the purpose of CPD programmes and bridging courses. This policy and related guidelines are determined in consultation with the Training Standards Committee and ACRP’s Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) administration. Advice is also provided to QCTO on the standards for the accreditation of training providers for the ministry qualifications overseen by this Quality Council.
The policy and guidelines regarding the accreditation of assessment centres for the external assessment of the ministry qualifications overseen by QCTO. This is also done in consultation with the Training Standards Committee and the AQP administration.
ETHICS AND DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE
The Committee's field of focus is ministry ethics, organisational discipline and disciplinary action. Its work is based on the ACRP Ethical Values and Standards, Rules of Conduct and Disciplinary Code. The Committee has an educational, advisory, consultative, mediatory as well as a disciplinary function, related to affiliates of ACRP.
The Committee deals with complaints of transgression of the ACRP ethical code by affiliates (individuals or institutions). Complaints received by ACRP will be referred to the Ethics and Disciplinary Committee for consideration, and if needed for investigation and possible disciplinary action.
When investigating a complaint it will be done with due consideration of the ACRP Rules of Conduct and Disciplinary Code, and remedial action will be recommended in accordance with the ACRP Disciplinary Code. The sanction of the Executive Committee will be obtained before the recommended remedial action is enacted.
An affiliate (individual or institution) feeling aggrieved by the decisions of the Ethics and Disciplinary Committee may appeal to the Executive Committee, and eventually to the Board of Directors whose decision shall be final.
TRAINING QUALITY COMMITTEE AND THE ACRP ASSESSMENT QUALITY PARTNER OFFICE
The role of the Committee is to oversee and guide the following ACRP processes:
Building relationships with teaching and training institutions (Skills Development Providers or SDPs).
Developing new SAQA accredited qualifications where the need exists.
Developing bridging courses and CPD programmes.
Developing RPL policies, negotiating RPL agreements with SDPs, and overseeing the implementation of ACRP related RPL processes.
Providing support SDPs who need assistance in preparing for accreditation with a quality council in the National Qualification Framework (NQF). This includes support with the following:
The development of training programmes according to occupational qualification principles.
Record keeping and information management practices (learner and learning management processes and systems. .
The development of a relevant quality management system (QMS) and its implementation.
Managing feedback from clients (research on placement of trained persons, etc).
Application of ETDP best practices (including the providing of moderator, assessor and facilitator training)
Preparation of applications for provider and assessment centre accreditation.
Developing and managing the Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) function for QCTO related ministry qualifications.
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