Motheo receives accreditation

2015-04-30 16:56

THE Motheo Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College in Bloemfontein received accreditation from the Association of Accounting Technicians – South Africa (AAT (SA)) on Tuesday, 24 March.

This will enable the institute to offer AAT (SA) qualifications to students, including students from rural areas.

Eight colleges have thus far benefitted from Bankseta’s funding support to build capacity at public institutions. This national initiative is aligned to the Department of Higher Education and Training’s (DHET) requirement to promote access and reach to students.

The Motheo TVET College is the first of these colleges to be afforded AAT (SA) accreditation. The official certificate handover will be conducted by Max Makhubalo, Bankseta CEO, and Nadine Kater, AAT(SA) general manager.

“Bankseta has taken on the role assigned by the government to collaborate with TVET colleges to make them more efficient and capable. This first milestone of awarding accreditation to a college will go a long way to promote access, reach and quality, as required by the White Paper for Post School Education,” said Makhubalo.

Meanwhile, Harriet Amoda, AAT (SA) project director, said AAT (SA) was delighted and heartened by the commitment shown by all participating colleges to the accreditation process.

“We have been particularly encouraged by the level of preparedness of the colleges. The majority of whom we found had sound quality management systems requiring minimal support from our accreditation team to align to AAT (SA)’s requirements.

“The AAT (SA) undertakes a rigorous accreditation process. The process undertaken seeks to ensure that our training providers will, once accredited, not only deliver our qualifications, but that they do so ensuring adherence to our standards,” Amoda said.

“We believe that this accreditation will go a long way to making the TVET colleges learning institutions of choice for learners seeking tertiary qualifications. Uniquely, the Motheo TVET College had two campuses accredited. The accreditation of the Thaba Nchu Campus means that students in a rural setting such as Thaba Nchu will not have to travel great distances to a metro to access quality tertiary education,” concluded Amoda

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