Qualifying a skilled and capable workforce since 2010

How to apply for an

existing qualification review or realignment

The qualification development process

The QCTO is responsible for the four kinds of historically registered qualifications on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF)

  • Unit standard-based Qualifications: qualifications made out of unit standards
  • Non unit standard-based qualifications: qualifications that are outcomes based
  • Provider-based qualifications: qualifications that are linked to specific providers
  • National N Certificate (N4-N6) and National Diploma: qualifications offered by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges (TVETs) and private colleges

The QCTO realigns these historically registered qualifications into occupational qualifications.

The realignment process

  • focuses on certain historically registered qualifications that had not been included in the current processes of developing occupational qualifications utilising the QCTO model
  • is aimed at converting historically registered qualifications that had not yet received attention in the conversion process into occupational qualifications.
  • does not include the NATED Report Part-Qualifications (N4 – N6 Programmes) as these have their own reconstruction process.

Only historically registered qualifications that have been identified by industry are, and will be, considered for the realignment process into occupational qualifications.


Guidelines to Realignment of Historically Registered Qualifications into OQ

An online form is being prepared and will be available on this page. Meanwhile, for more information, kindly e-mail info.qualification@qcto.org.za


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