Common QCTO Training Terms. Use this quick reference guide to common terms used by the QCTO so you understand what they mean.
A QCTO Training Terms List
Popular QCTO Terms Defined
QCTO Training Terms List A-C
- Accredited Skills Development Provider is a provider of occupational learning accredited by the QCTO
- Assessment Centre is a centre accredited by the QCTO for the purpose of conducting external summative assessments for specified registered occupational qualifications
- Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) is a body delegated by the QCTO to develop assessment instruments and manage the external summative assessment of specific occupational qualifications
- Assessment Site is 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 is the Council for Higher Education.
QCTO Training Terms List D-L
- 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.
QCTO Training Terms List N-O
- 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, that aims to encompass all occupations in South Africa, used as a tool to collect, analyse and report on occupational information.
QCTO Training Terms List P-S
- 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.