Verification of certificates
The QCTO can verify
For verification of certificates other than those listed above, you would need to follow the following procedures
The QCTO verification process
In order to manage the certificate verification process effectively, the QCTO has implemented approved processes and procedures. A certified copy of the certificate must accompany all applications for verification. The copy must have been certified no more than three months prior submission for verification.
The QCTO charges a nominal fee for all verifications completed. The fee may be amended annually in April. Please ensure that you are aware of the current fee when requesting a verification.
The QCTO verification process – register as a verification client
If you are a company/organisation or entity you can, of course, follow the standard procedure for individual/ad hoc requests. If you would be submitting multiple requests, however, you can simplify the process by registering with the QCTO as a verification client.
It’s an option that saves time and, in particular, streamlines the billing/payment process, in that QCTO would submit invoices on a monthly basis – respective to requests for a specific month –as per the SLA (see point 2 below).
No. All N4 – N6 Certificates and TVET Diplomas must be verified by the Department of Higher Education and Training who can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Only registered verification clients of the QCTO who have entered into an agreement with the QCTO can request for a verification service and pay the agreed fee.
No, the trade is only registered on the NQF and is not aligned to an NQF Level as the trades are historical qualifications that were promulgated before the NQF. Once the new occupational qualification (trade) is registered, it will reflect the NQF Level as registered on the NQF.
The NQF and its sub-frameworks are qualifications frameworks, and as such they provide a list of all nationally recognised qualifications and detail the links between such qualifications.
The NQF is hierarchically organised and comprises 10 levels, with the highest level of qualification being a PhD or equivalent at Level 10 of the NQF.
The sub-framework of the NQF that the QCTO is responsible for, the OQSF, straddles Levels 1-8 of the full NQF.
No, the centre that issued the trade test report should be contacted for the verification of a trade test report.
No, the SETA should be contacted for the verification of a certificate issued by them.
No, wireman’s licenses can only be verified by the Department of Labour. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), and Government Certificates of Competency (GCC) are verified by the Compensation Fund.
Importance of TVET (Technical and Vocational Educational Training)
For all queries related to certificate verification, please email us at email@example.com.
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