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Qualifications

Further Education and Training Certificate: Occupationally-Directed Education Training and Development Practices

Saqa ID 50332

This is an entry-level qualification, and the first in a series, which leads to levels 5 and 6 Qualifications for those who want to enter the field of Education, Training and Development (ETD). Learners of this qualification will have the opportunity to build on this qualification via the certificate or diploma in ODETD at level 5. The qualification will be useful to those within the world of work and who provide training in the workplace, or for those who have been practising within the field, but without formal recognition. In particular, this qualification will be useful for:

  • ETD coordinators.
  • Entry-level trainers.
  • Junior Training officers.
  • Training administrators.

Learners of this qualification will be able to:

  • Prepare for and facilitate learning.
  • Provide learner support.
  • Carry out administration related to learning.
  • Contribute to Human Resource Management Practices.

Learners will generally carry out their role within the context of:

  • Given learning material and course designs.
  • Given administration systems.
  • Given evaluation instruments.
  • Given Quality Assurance policies, procedures and processes.
  • An established learning environment where learners are already identified.
  • A guided and supported learning environment.
  • Given results from a learning needs analysis.
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National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices

Saqa ID 50334

Much of the needed skills development is carried out by people who have knowledge and skills within their area of expertise, but lack the required skills in relation to ETD. Many of the skills development objectives, nationally and within companies and organisations, are met through the efforts of ETD practitioners operating at NQF Level 5, and this certificate addresses the key competencies of such practitioners.

This qualification will be useful for:

  • Learning facilitators.
  • Assessors.
  • Learner and learning supporters.
  • Skills Development Facilitators.

This qualification will provide practitioners with the general ETD skills required at NQF level 5 across five key ETD roles, with the opportunity to specialise further in one of the following four roles:

  • Design and develop learning interventions.
  • Facilitate learning.
  • Design and conduct assessments.
  • Facilitate skills development.

Practitioners will generally carry out their role within the context of:

  • Given Quality Assurance policies, procedures and processes.
  • A guided and supported learning environment.
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National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices

SAQA ID 50331

This qualification is for those who are qualified at Certificate, Diploma or Degree level within the Higher Education and Training (HET) band in an academic or occupational area, and wish to act in a variety of Education, Training and Development (ETD) related roles at a high level. This Certificate will enable a person to achieve recognition for Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development (ODETD) competencies at a high level without needing to acquire a Degree in ETD. The Certificate includes competencies across all the ETD roles, with the opportunity to specialise at a high level in two or more of the following roles:

  • Learning Design and Development.
  • Learning Facilitation.
  • Assessment.
  • Strategic Management.
  • Quality Assurance.
  • Standards Setting and Qualification Design.
  • Skills Development Facilitation.

Depending on areas of specialisation selected, recipients of this Qualification will be able to:

  • Analyse needs and plan learning.
  • Design and develop learning programmes and processes.
  • Facilitate learning in routine and complex situations.
  • Engage in and promote assessment practices.
  • Facilitate and manage skills development in an organisation.
  • Define and evaluate standards and qualifications.
  • Evaluate HRD interventions.
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National Certificate: Business Administration Services

SAQA ID 67465

Administration is an essential field of learning as the competences required by people doing administrative tasks are generic in nature and apply to all businesses in all sectors and to many non-business organizations such as sports and cultural clubs and the like. Administrative tasks and administration are done at various levels depending upon the nature and size of the organization and its management structure. People involved in administration are known by such terms as:

  • Secretaries
  • Administrative assistants
  • Administrators
  • Clerks

. There is therefore an on-going need for highly skilled administration personnel and a need for a well developed learning pathway to cater for administrative personnel at the various levels at which they operate.

The core component contains competencies in Information Handling, Communications, Enterprise/customer service, Technology, Organisation skills, Self-development, Teamwork and Business policies and procedures.

Through building day-to-day administration skills, as well as general operational competencies, the qualification ensures progression of learning, enabling the learner to meet standards of service excellence required within the administration field of learning.

The qualification has building blocks that can be developed further in qualifications at a higher level. It also focuses on the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes required to progress further. The intention is:

  • To promote the development of knowledge, skills and values that are required for service excellence within the field of administration.
  • To release the potential of people.
  • To provide opportunities for people to move up the value chain.
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General Education and Training Certificate: Construction

SAQA ID 49411

This qualification has been developed to provide flexibility / mobility / portability across the construction industry, thereby allowing for future career advancement across various fields of learning in construction.

Learners will be employed in the construction industry where the combination of practical work and theoretical class room training will empower new entrants to the construction industry and the combination of learning outcomes in this qualification will provide learners with applied competence in the execution of their work.

This qualification serves as a basis for learning towards various qualifications in related construction fields at NQF Level 2.

  • For those with extensive experience in the workplace, this qualification will serve as entry to the Recognition of Prior Learning processes without prior formal education and training having been undertaken.
  • For new entrants, this qualification describes the learning outcomes required to effectively participate in a structured workplace.
  • For education and training providers, this qualification provides guidance for development of appropriate learning programmes and assessment criteria.
  • For employers, this qualification enables skills gaps to be identified and addressed, ensuring achievement of increased productivity levels and business objectives.
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National Certificate: Information Technology: End User Computing

SAQA ID 49077 (61591)

It is intended to empower learners to acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to operate confidently in the End User Computing environment in the South African community and to respond to the challenges of the economic environment.

The qualification provides a framework for learners to develop skills that will enable them to become competent in End User Computing. It introduces theoretical concepts of End User Computing and requires the application thereof, to develop a range of skills that will enable learners to be better-informed workers in their chosen industry. It provides a balanced learning experience that lays the foundation for access to further education, life long learning and to productive employment.

A qualifying learner will be able to:

  • Competently apply the knowledge, techniques & skills of End User Computing applications in the workplace.
  • Understand the impact and use Information Communication & Technology (ICT) in an organisation and society.
  • Improve Communication by combining communication skills with End User Computing skills.
  • Improve the application of mathematical literacy in the workplace, by better utilising applicable End User Computing Applications
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National Certificate: Occupational Health, Safety and Environment

This Qualification provides learners with opportunities for professional development and career advancement within the broader constituencies of the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) community that will contribute to providing better and safer workplace for all people in the Republic of South Africa. It will assist those health and safety professionals who play an increasingly complex and crucial role in ensuring the health and safety of employees have a well-grounded and comprehensive understanding of the key issues that are essential to meet these high demands. It covers the key issues involved at ground level and is designed to cover general health and safety issues with the specifics being incorporated in the Elective category.

In South Africa and internationally, the social and economic impact of occupational safety, hygiene, health, and environment is great. Direct costs that result from poor workplace safety, hygiene, health, and environments include human and economic costs. Indirect costs are also incurred and can include inter alia poor morale, poor productivity, downtime. Improved workplace safety, hygiene, health, and environments could influence the South African economy in direct costs alone to the value of millions of Rand each year. This qualification aims to meet the demand for learners that are able to assist with the provision of a safe, healthy and productive occupational environment.

A learner acquiring this Qualification will be able to:

  • Use verbal and written practices to communicate in the workplace and apply mathematical processes to solve everyday numerical problems.
  • Explain the requirements of current legislation impacting on Health, Safety and environmental issues in the workplace.
  • Recognise, assess and report health and safety hazards and situations in the workplace.
  • Administer various health and safety functions, planning, policy and behaviours in the workplace.
  • independently and effectively manage themselves in the workplace regarding generic health and safety issues
  • identify and evaluate occupational safety, health and environmental factors, in occupational environments, which may have a detrimental effect on health and safety of people in such environments.
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