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QCTO Nomenclature

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Popular QCTO Terms Defined

Accredited Skills Development Provider means a provider of occupational learning accredited by the QCTO

Assessment Centre means a centre accredited by the QCTO for the purpose of conducting external summative assessments for specified registered occupational qualifications

Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) means a body delegated by the QCTO to develop assessment instruments and manage the external summative assessment of specific occupational qualifications

Assessment Site means any site deemed suitable by the Assessment Quality Partner to conduct the external summative assessment for a specified occupational qualification or qualifications where the relevant qualification assessment specifications do not require the use of an accredited assessment centre

Community of Expert Practitioners (CEP) means a group of people qualified in the relevant occupation with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in that particular occupation or are recognised by the practitioners of the occupation as experts

CHE Council for Higher Education

Development Quality Partner (DQP) means a body delegated by the QCTO to manage the process of developing specific occupational qualifications, curricula and assessment specifications

DHET means the Department of Higher Education and Training

FET Further Education and Training

FLC Foundational Learning Competence

FLC Coms or FC Foundational Learning Competence Communications

FLC ML or FML Foundational Learning Competence Mathematical Literacy

LOLT Language of learning and teaching

Learner Qualifications Development Facilitator (Learner QDF) means a qualifications development facilitator in training

National Artisan Moderating Body (NAMB) means the body established as per section 26A of the Skills Development Act (Act 97 of 1998)

NLRD National Learners’ Records Database

NQF National Qualifications Framework

NSC National Senior Certificate

Occupational qualification means a qualification associated with a trade, occupation or profession, resulting from work-based learning and consisting of knowledge unit standards, practical unit standards and work experience unit standards as defined in the Skills Development Act and has an external summative assessment

Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF) means the sub-framework on which occupational qualifications are registered. This sub-framework forms part of a single integrated NQF system as contemplated in Chapter 2 of the NQF Act, 2008 (Act No. 67 of 2008)

Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) means a skill-based, coded classification system, which aims to encompass all occupations in South Africa, used as a tool to collect, analyse and report on occupational information

Part qualification means an assessed unit of learning that is registered on the NQF as a part qualification

QCTO means the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations established in terms of section 26G of the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No. 97 of 1998)

Qualification Development Facilitator (QDF) means a person registered by the QCTO to facilitate the development of occupational qualifications

RPL Recognition of Prior Learning

SAQA means the South African Qualifications Authority contemplated in Chapter 4 of the NQF Act, 2008 (Act No. 67 of 2008)

SDA means the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No. 97 of 1998)

SETA means a Sector Education Training Authority established in terms of section 9 of the SDA, 1998

SLA means Service Level Agreement

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