2nd NQF Conference on building articulation and integration
SAQA recently hosted the second NQF Research Conference: Building articulation and integration in the system for education, training, development and work in South Africa. Some 50 selected presenters spoke on their own work and to how their work addresses the conference themes. Click here for more information on the conference and conference presentations.
The SAQA 3rd Ben Parker Memorial Lecture
SAQA instituted the Ben Parker Memorial (BPM) Lecture to honour the contribution that Ben Parker made to the organisation and his thinking about the further development and implementation of the NQF. Ben was the first director for research at the time of his untimely death in 2008. The BPM Lecture is part of the intellectual project of the NQF through which SAQA staff reflects critically with its partners and stakeholders on the state of education and training in the country. Leading thinkers and practitioners are invited to share their work and to participate in the critical reflection...more
SAQA's 11th Chairperson's Lecture and 3 seminars on career development
SAQA hosted the 11th Chairperson's Lecture and three seminars on Career Development from 11 to 14 February 2013 in Durban, Lusikisiki, Johannesburg and Pretoria. The lecture and seminars were a platform for reflecting on the outcome of research done by SAQA. The research explored how South Africa organises, manages, and provides career guidance information and services...more
Recognition of Prior Learning in South Africa: taking RPL to scale
A new edition of the SAQA Bulletin has been completed. This publication draws together a number of recent contributions focusing on the recognition of prior learning (RPL) in South Africa. Most of these papers were undertaken or commissioned by SAQA in support of the Ministerial RPL Task Team. This task team has been tasked to develop a national strategy for the wide-scale implementation of RPL in the post-school education and training system. This collection of papers offers important insights into the current RPL debates as South Africa considers how best to take RPL to the next level. Click here [PDF] to download this edition of the SAQA Bulletin.
Determination of the sub-frameworks that comprise the National Qualifications Framework
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, has determined the three sub-frameworks that comprise the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Click here for more information.
NQF and Career Advice Helpline
SAQA offers a comprehensive national career advice service, the NQF and Career Advice Helpline, to equip all citizens with information to navigate study and work paths, to enable them to increase their employability and to manage their own career development.
The Helpline can be reached by:
Phone: 0860 111 673
Sms: 072 204-5058