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  • What is SAQA and the NQF?
    its objectives In terms of the NQF Act no 67 of 2008 the Quality Councils must amongst others do the following in order to achieve the objectives of the NQF perform their functions subject to the NQF Act 67 of 2008 and the law by which the QC is established develop and manage their sub frameworks and make recommendations thereon to the Minister ensure the development of qualifications or part qualifications as are necessary for their sectors which may include appropriate measures for the assessment of learning achievement recommend qualifications or part qualifications to SAQA for registration SAQA has the following role with respect to qualifications SAQA must develop and implement policy and criteria after consultation with the QCs for the development registration and publication of qualifications and part qualifications which must include the following requirements The relevant sub framework must be identified on any document relating to the registration and publication of a qualification or part qualification Each sub framework must have a distinct nomenclature for its qualification types which is appropriate to the relevant sub framework and consistent with international practice SAQA must register a qualification or part qualification recommended by a QC if it meets the relevant criteria SAQA must develop policy and criteria after consultation with the QCs for assessment recognition of prior learning and credit accumulation and transfer The Education and Training Quality Assurance ETQA regulations were also published in 1998 and provided for the accreditation of Education and Training Quality Assurance bodies These bodies are responsible for accrediting providers of education and training standards and qualifications registered on the NQF monitoring provision evaluating assessment and facilitating moderation across providers and registering assessors The ETQA responsibilities of SETAs will remain according to the mentioned SAQA regulations until such time as the Minister Higher Education and

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  • Wednesday and Friday 08 30 16 30 Thursdays 09 00 16 30 How to reach SAQA offices SAQA Location and Directions See the Location of our premises or click here for the Google maps directions Walking From Pretoria CBD to SAQA offices click here Using a Taxi Using Taxis from Pretoria CBD Menlyn Taxi Association at the Cnr of Sisulu str and Johannes Ramokhoase str via Park str to SAQA

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  • NQF History
    initiated its own process of policy discussion which culminated in the Education Renewal Strategy ERS The democratic alliance within the education sector was invited to participate in the process but declined the invitation on the grounds that the initiative lacked legitimacy Furthermore the ERS advocated three streams academic vocational and vocationally oriented a system the democratic alliance found unpalatable The education employer sector did however participate in the process advocating a seamless framework similar to that adopted by Scotland and New Zealand The 1992 meeting of the Department of Manpower and the trade union federations resulted in the formation of a representative Task Team which established eight working groups charged with developing a new national training strategy The working groups had representation from trade unions employers the State providers of education and training the ANC Education Department and the democratic alliance Working Group 2 reached agreement on a new integrated framework 1994 saw the publication of three documents which laid the foundation for the SAQA Act RSA 1995 the ANC Policy Framework for Education and Training 1994 the Discussion Document on a National Training Strategy Initiative 1994 and the CEPD Implementation Plan for Education and Training 1994 White papers on Education and Training 1995 and on Reconstruction and Development 1994 followed both of which underscored the need for the development and implementation of the NQF An Inter Ministerial Working Group was established to draft the NQF Bill which was passed into law as the South African Qualifications Authority Act No 58 of 1995 on 4 October 1995 The appointments to the first Authority were made in May 1996 and the first meeting of the Authority under the chairmanship of Mr S B A Isaacs was held in August 1996 In April 2001 a study team comprising international and local specialists was appointed by the Ministers of Education and Labour to review the implementation of the NQF The study team s report was published and drew a vigorous response The Departments of Education and Labour conferred for a year before publishing a consultative document on the way forward for the NQF This document too received valuable written comment and was subjected to scrutiny in consultation with stakeholders Prolonged interdepartmental consultation and engagement with SAQA resulted in ministerial agreement in late 2007 The Ministers of Education and Labour published a joint policy statement on Enhancing the Efficacy and Efficiency of the National Qualifications Framework PDF This joint Ministerial Statement brought to an end the review of NQF implementation that had been running since 2001 In it SAQA s role at the apex of the education and training landscape and the aims of the NQF were re affirmed It also presaged legislation that would put in place a new structure for the NQF such that three sub frameworks would be established under three Quality Councils General and Further Education and Training Higher Education and Trades and Occupations Operationally these three QCs will take responsibility for the development of qualifications and quality assurance Each

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  • ABOUT SAQA - NQF Objectives
    national framework for learning achievements Facilitate access to and mobility and progression within education training and career paths Enhance the quality of education and training Accelerate the redress of past unfair discrimination in education training and employment opportunities The objectives

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