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Occupational curriculum

Occupational curriculum

An occupational curriculum is based on the occupational profile and facilitates consistency and quality in the provision of learning and internal assessment of all required modules to qualify for an external assessment for the achievement of the associated occupational qualification by:

  • specifying the content to be covered within the three learning components (knowledge, practical skills and work experience);
  • guiding skills development providers on the development of lesson plans, learning material and internal assessments;
  • specifying criteria to be met by skills development providers to obtain programme accreditation to offer and assess knowledge and practical skills components; and
  • specifying criteria to be met by employers to obtain workplace approval from

The preparation of the occupational curriculum is the responsibility of the QDF. It comprises a summary of the curriculum (including articulation and international comparability obtained from DQP), the occupational profile, a number of module specifications for each of the three learning components of the curriculum and a work experience record.