Mauritius Qualifications Authority Act

Mauritius Qualifications Authority (Training Institutions) Regulations 2009

[GN 99 of 2009 – 5 September 2009] [Section 18]

1. These regulations may be cited as the Mauritius Qualifications Authority (Training Institutions) Regulations 2009.

2. In these regulations –

"Act" means the Mauritius Qualifications Authority Act;

"certificate of registration" means a certificate issued under regulation 4(5);

"institution" means a training institution;

"Registrar" means the Registrar of the Authority appointed under section 14 of the Act.

3. (1) The Registrar shall keep and maintain –

 (a) a register of institutions in which shall be recorded the name and address of every registered institution;

 (b) a register of managers in which shall be recorded the name and address of every registered manager and the name of the registered institution where he is the manager;

 (c) a register of programme officers in which shall be recorded the name, address and qualifications of every registered programme officer, and the name of the registered institution where he is the programme officer; and

 (d) a register of trainers in which shall be recorded the name and qualifications of every trainer, and the name of the registered institution where he is the trainer.

(2) There shall be recorded in the registers referred to in paragraph (1) such other particulars as the Authority may determine.

4. (1) An application for the registration or renewal of registration of an institution shall be made to the Authority in such form as the Authority may approve and shall be accompanied by the appropriate non-refundable application fee specified in the third column of the Schedule and such other documents as the Authority may require.

(2) On receipt of an application made under paragraph (1), the Authority may make such inquiry and consult such persons or authorities as it may determine to ascertain whether the institution is a fit and proper institution to be registered.

(3) The Authority may, not later than 2 months of the completion of all formalities in respect of an application, grant or refuse the application and shall communicate its decision to the applicant within 7 days of its decision.

(4) The Authority may refuse to register or to renew the registration of an institution where –

 (a) the premises of the institution –

  (i) are structurally unsuitable to contain an institution;

  (ii) are insufficiently protected against the hazard of fire;

  (iii) are likely to be insanitary, or for reasons of health, unsuitable to contain an institution; or

  (iv) including the equipment to be used will not allow efficient and effective training in the disciplines to be taught in the institution;

 (b) the institution is not in conformity with the Act;

 (c) the proposed trainers are not registered trainers;

 (d)  the manager is not a fit and proper person to act as such;

 (e) in the application for registration, a statement is made or information is furnished which knowingly or recklessly is false in any material particular; or

 (f) in its opinion the opening of the institution would be detrimental to the interests of Mauritius and of the public.

(5) Where the Authority grants an application made under paragraph (1), it shall issue a certificate of registration to the applicant on payment of the appropriate fee specified in the Schedule.

(6) A certificate of registration or renewal issued under paragraph (5) shall be valid for a period of 3 years.

(7) The Authority may, on the issue or renewal of a certificate of registration, impose such terms and conditions as it may determine.

(8) (a) The Authority may, subject to paragrap

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