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QCTO Qualifications

Occupational Qualifications Development

The development of occupational standards and qualifications is one of the QCTO’s main priorities in supporting learning for the workplace.

In accordance with the bill of rights, every citizen has the right to choose their trade, occupation or profession freely. The QCTO’s role is to ensure that there are occupational qualifications that respond to skills development priorities of the country.

The QCTO manages the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF), which is one of the three integrated sub-frameworks of the National Qualifications Framework. SAQA registers occupational qualifications on the OQSF as recommended by the QCTO.

The availability of registered occupational qualifications facilitates skills development that supports labour market needs and developmental state initiatives.

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QCTO Certification

Certification

Application for a Trade Certificate

The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) was established in terms of the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act no 97 of 1998).  Section 26(D) (4) of the Act mandates the QCTO to issue a trade certificate to any person who has successfully completed a trade test, stating that the person is qualified to perform the trade specified in the certificate.

The QCTO took over the function for the certification of trades from the Department of Higher Education and Training on 1 October 2013.

Trade certificates were issued in terms of sections 13 and 28 of the Manpower Training Act, 1981 (Act No 56 of 1981), which was repealed by the Skills Development Act, 2008 (Act no 97 of 2008).

The QCTO also issues certificates for occupational qualifications registered on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF) of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

The QCTO is mandated to ensure that these certificates are credible, and meet national and international standards.

http://www.qcto.org.za/index.php/services/certification-and-verification/certification

QCTO Assessment

Assessment 

Assessment is the process of identifying, gathering and interpreting the information against the required competencies in a qualification or part-qualification registered on the OQSF in order to make judgement about a learner’s achievement through an External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA).

An Assessment Centre means a centre accredited by the QCTO for the purpose of conducting EISA for registered occupational qualifications or trades.

All occupational qualifications or part-qualifications registered on the OQSF have an Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) associated with it.

An application to become an assessment centre must be submitted to the relevant AQP. It is advisable that the applicant should at least be familiar with the qualification they wish to conduct assessments for. Interested applicants should familiarise themselves with the following documents before applying for accreditation:

  • QCTO Policy on Accreditation of Assessment Centres;
  • Minimum criteria for the accreditation of an assessment centre; and
  • The assessment centre accreditation process.

QCTO Accreditation

QCTO Accreditation

Accreditation of Skills Development Providers 

The QCTO is responsible for the accreditation of Skills Development Providers (SDPs)

The QCTO accredits SDPs to offer the following programmes and qualifications that falls under the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF):

  • N4-N6 programmes (NATED  Report 191);
  • Old trades; and
  • Occupational qualifications.

N4-N6 Programmes 

The prospective SDP files an application for accreditation by contacting the QCTO. The application is then referred to the accreditation agent for processing.

Old trades 

The National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB) acts as the accreditation agent for old trades. NAMB recommends the accreditation of SDPs in the form of audit report.

Occupational qualifications 

The application for accreditation to offer occupation qualifications undergoes the following process:

  • SDP applies directly with the QCTO;
  • The QCTO processes an application;
  • Verifies are dispatched to conduct site visits; and
  • The QCTO communicates the outcome of the application to the applicant.

http://www.qcto.org.za/index.php/services/accreditation

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About the QCTO 

Quality Council for Trades & Occupations

The QCTO is one of the three Quality Councils provided for in the National Qualifications Framework Act (NQF Act No. 67 of 2008).

The QCTO was established under the Skills Development Act as amended in 2008 and became operational on the 1st April 2010 following the publication of Government Gazette No 33059, 1st April 2010

1. Vision

    QCTO vision is to qualify a skilled and capable workforce.

2. Mission

    The QCTO’s mission is to effectively and efficiently manage the occupational qualifications sub-framework in order to set standards, develop and quality assure national occupational qualifications for all who want a trade or occupation and, where appropriate, professions.

3. Values

Innovation and Excellence

    We rise to opportunities and challenges, we continuously learn, we are innovative and we consistently produce work of distinction and fine quality, on time, and in line with our clients’ needs.

Empowerment and Recognition

    • We enable people to make things happen, we encourage and support one another when and where needed, and we celebrate successful accomplishment of work.

 

Respect and Dignity

    We value and show consideration for all the people we work with, treat one another with kindness and thoughtfulness, and embrace inclusivity.

Ethics and Integrity

    We embrace and practice a moral code of trustworthiness, honesty and truthfulness in everything we say and do, and we honour our promises and commitments.

Ownership and Accountability

    We take ownership of our responsibilities and we answer for our decisions and actions.

Authenticity

    We protect the public by issuing authentic, quality qualifications.

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Now you can also visit the public discussion on QCTO related topics here.

QCTO

Now you can also visit the public discussion on QCTO related topics here.

About the QCTO 

Quality Council for Trades & Occupations

The QCTO is one of the three Quality Councils provided for in the National Qualifications Framework Act (NQF Act No. 67 of 2008).

The QCTO was established under the Skills Development Act as amended in 2008 and became operational on the 1st April 2010 following the publication of Government Gazette No 33059, 1st April 2010

1. Vision

    QCTO vision is to qualify a skilled and capable workforce.

2. Mission

    The QCTO’s mission is to effectively and efficiently manage the occupational qualifications sub-framework in order to set standards, develop and quality assure national occupational qualifications for all who want a trade or occupation and, where appropriate, professions.

3. Values

Innovation and Excellence

    We rise to opportunities and challenges, we continuously learn, we are innovative and we consistently produce work of distinction and fine quality, on time, and in line with our clients’ needs.

Empowerment and Recognition

    • We enable people to make things happen, we encourage and support one another when and where needed, and we celebrate successful accomplishment of work.

 

Respect and Dignity

    We value and show consideration for all the people we work with, treat one another with kindness and thoughtfulness, and embrace inclusivity.

Ethics and Integrity

    We embrace and practice a moral code of trustworthiness, honesty and truthfulness in everything we say and do, and we honour our promises and commitments.

Ownership and Accountability

    We take ownership of our responsibilities and we answer for our decisions and actions.

Authenticity

    We protect the public by issuing authentic, quality qualifications.

 

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ETQA Forum

(Education Training Questions and Answers Forum)

This Training Forum has been created to foster friendly discussion and sharing between professional teachers and educators around South Africa. Discussions within the training forum range across all curriculum areas and the forum can also be used as a content management system for teachers, trainers, assessors, moderators, SDF’s and Training Providers to share resources and ideas.

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QCTO ABOUT

The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is a Quality Council established in 2010 in terms of the Skills Development Act. Its role is to oversee the design, implementation, assessment and certification of occupational qualifications on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF).

The QCTO is one of three Quality Councils (QCs) responsible for a part of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Collectively, the Quality Councils and the South African Qualifications Authority (whose role is to advance the objectives of the NQF and oversee its development and implementation), all work for the good of both learners and employers. Another important role for the QCTO is to offer guidance to service providers who must be accredited by the QCTO to offer occupational qualifications.

Following the format of the organizing framework for Occupations (QFO), occupational qualifications are categorised into the eight major employment groups.

Managers;
Professionals;
Technicians and Associate Professionals;
Clerical Support Workers;
Service and Sales Workers;
Skilled agriculture, forestry, fisheries, craft and related trades
Plant and Machine Operators and Assemblers; and
Elementary Occupations.
Our vision is to qualify a skilled and capable workforce; our mission is to effectively and efficiently manage the occupational qualifications sub-framework in order to set standards, develop and quality assure national occupational qualifications for all who want a trade or occupation and, where appropriate, professions.

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