NQF

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Standards Development View

The NQF aims to:

  • create a single integrated national framework for learning achievements;
  • facilitate access to, and mobility and progression within education, training and career paths;
  • enhance the quality of education and training;
  • accelerate the redress of past unfair discrimination in education, training and employment opportunities.

The NQF is a single integrated system which comprises three elements:

  • General and further education and training - this element incorporates schools and FET colleges
  • Higher education - this element includes universities, universities of technology
  • Trades and occupations - this element involves workplace learning and skills development such as learnership