Accreditation of Vedic Priest Course
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The Arya Samaj SA has long held the view that an official accreditation of its Vedic Studies Course will enhance its stature. The Samaj was the forerunner in submitting an application some seven years ago to the Health and Welfare Services SETA but the process was fraught with difficulties, not of the Samaj ‘s making.
The SETA process has now been replaced by the QCTO (Quality Control for Trades & Occupations) process and a fresh application has already been made to this body by the Samaj. Shiksha Benimadho assisted QCTO in initiating a dialogue with Hindu organisations and Dr Rambilass played a key role in the development of the curriculum phase. Three workshops have already been held and the consultation process has now been completed.
The curriculum requirements will be circulated to all participants by 31 October 2015 at the latest. The process is at the stage where the SA Hindu Maha Sabha has to give formal acceptance of its nomination to be the sole Quality Control authority for the qualification.
It was reassuring to observe that the majority of the QCTO requirements are already catered for in the Vedic Priest Course. Some tweaking is necessary to get the Vedic Priest Course to be fully compliant with the QCTO requirements. The Arya Samaj SA has played a key role in the shaping of the QCTO Course.
Posted by on Monday, September 28th, 2015 @ 9:25PM