I agree with your conclusion. This is a key difference from the first ‘new’ OQSF policy document [that was withdrawn]. I believe it’s a good compromise. The policy now only specifies two components plus the EISA.
Here is their revised definition of an occupational qualification: a qualification associated with a trade, occupation, or…[Read more]
John Arnesen replied to the topic Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework Policy (OQSF) gazetted in the forum Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO) 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Just wondering… Are all the role players affected by this taking it seriously? My arms-length impression is no, it’s largely business as usual… Will we have another ‘crisis’ come mid-2023?
John Arnesen replied to the topic Chronological table of significant skills development events in the forum Post-school Education & Training – including TVET 1 year, 5 months ago
I think the following would be the most significant events in SA skills development? [Not necessarily related to success though].
The appointments of the 5 presidents of SA [Mandela, Mbeki, Motlanthe, Zuma, and Ramaphosa]. Each president had an impact on the success or failure of SD in SA.
The appointment of the ministers [Bengu,…[Read more]
John Arnesen replied to the topic CHE Accreditation: FAQs on essential requirements and costs in the forum Higher Education and training 1 year, 9 months ago
A great checklist – thanks Suzanne 🙂
John Arnesen replied to the topic CHE & the UK programme accreditation by professional bodies in the forum Higher Education and training 1 year, 10 months ago
In my opinion, in terms of the NQF Act Chapter 6 para 28, the QCs should consult the professional bodies with regard to qualifications in the professional bodies domain. This does happen sporadically but is not consistent. There are just over 100 SAQA recognised statutory and non-statutory professional bodies in SA and if the QCs consulted them…[Read more]
John Arnesen replied to the topic What are the equivalents to the National Senior Certificate? in the forum Basic and Higher Education 2 years, 6 months ago
Hi Sylvia, This is not a simple question [as I am sure you know]. In my time at SAQA we avoided the term equivalent as it implied equal in all respects. We used parity of esteem to discuss qualifications at the same level. So the other qualifications at the same level [parity of easttem] that Umalusi has QC responsibility are the NCV and the…[Read more]
Thanks for this Sylvia. A very good document. I will also share it with my associates. The more we understand the better decisions we make.
John Arnesen replied to the topic Should DHET be encouraging online access to all QCTO SAQA NSA SETA events? in the forum e-Learning Service Providers 3 years, 11 months ago
I think this is such a good idea and there is no reason why it cant be done.
The Minister of Higher Education and Training recently presented the 2017/18 department budget to parliament.
He is responsible for ALL post-school education and training. This includes both public and private […]
John Arnesen replied to the topic Services SETA Sector Skills Plan Stakeholder Consultation Workshop Dates in the forum Services SETA (SSETA) 6 years, 7 months ago
Thanks Sylvia – anyone see the original invitation with venues etc?