Policy for the certification of learner achievements for trades and occupational qualifications on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF)

Glossary of terms In this document, any word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the National Qualifications Framework Act, 2008 (Act No 67 of 2008), as amended, and the Skills Development Act, 1998, (Act No 97 of 1998), as amended, has the same meaning unless the context otherwise indicates. Achievement Appeal Assessment Assessment centre Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) Certificate Development Quality Partner (DQP) External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA) Foundational Learning The recognition granted to a learner when all required learning outcomes have been successfully demonstrated. The…

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Assessment Policy for Qualifications and Part Qualifications on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF)

Glossary of terms Accreditation The certification, usually for a particular period, of a person, a body or an institution as having the capacity to fulfil a particular function in the quality assurance system set up by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). Administrative errors Means irregularities that are of a technical nature, where the student or an assessment official unintentionally fails to follow the prescribed administrative procedures. Assessment The process of collecting evidence of learner’s work to measure and make judgements about the competence or non-competence of specified National…

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QCTO Qualifications

Occupational Qualifications Development The development of occupational standards and qualifications is one of the QCTO’s main priorities in supporting learning for the workplace. In accordance with the bill of rights, every citizen has the right to choose their trade, occupation or profession freely. The QCTO’s role is to ensure that there are occupational qualifications that respond to skills development priorities of the country. The QCTO manages the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF), which is one of the three integrated sub-frameworks of the National Qualifications Framework. SAQA registers occupational qualifications on the…

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