Qualifications and Part Qualifications
A part qualification means an assessed unit of learning that is registered as part of a qualification. For example a part qualification can be a module, unit standard, etc.
The searchable databases listed below contain qualifications and unit standards, as well as legacy 'N' programmes and trades.
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, on 14 December 2012, published the determination of the Sub-frameworks that comprise the NQF. As part of the transitional arrangements between the SAQA Act, Act 58 of 1995 and the NQF Act, Act 67 of 2008, SAQA must allocate all registered qualifications to each of the sub-frameworks.
In implementing the allocation, the following will apply:
- All registered qualifications belong to one or other of the 3 sub-frameworks
- All new qualifications belong to the sub-framework that developed them
- Qualifications which have reached their end date before 14 December 2012 will not be reallocated.
The Quality Councils who oversee the sub-frameworks have started the process to realign existing qualifications to the requirements set out in their respective sub-frameworks.
For further enquiries and information, please contact Dugmore Mphuthing (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A guide on searching the database of qualifications and unit standards | Re-registration | 'N' part-qualifications
Summary lists of all registered qualifications and unit standards - March 2013 [Zipped Excel].
(These lists are updated approximately every two months, at the same time as the finalisation of each Board Meeting's registrations.)
All summaries and searchable databases are extracted from the National Learners’ Records Database.
There are eight searchable databases of qualifications and part qualifications on the SAQA website:
| ||All qualifications and unit standards |
| ||Search for all qualifications and unit standards, no matter what their status |
|Registered qualifications and unit standards |
| ||Qualifications and unit standards that are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)|
| ||Qualifications and unit standards that have passed their Registration End Date |
| ||Qualifications and unit standards that were registered on the NQF and have subsequently expired |
(this includes qualifications and unit standards that have been replaced by others)
| ||Qualifications and unit standards for public comment |
| ||Qualifications and unit standards that have been issued for public comment |
(each qualification or standard shows, in its Notes, the last date allowed for public comment)
|Qualifications and unit standards between public comment and registration|
| ||Qualifications and unit standards between the public comment phase and registration on the NQF |
(only the summary of these records is shown, as the comments received may result in changes before registration)
| ||Fundamental unit standards and unit standards with general applicability |
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Unit standards that can be utilised as part of many different qualifications, usually as Fundamentals - they mostly have to do with communication, literacy, numeracy, health / safety, HIV / AIDs, generic management, project management, administration and information technology
(please note that these are listed regardless of their registration status on the NQF, for ease of access and availability)
| ||Legacy 'N' Programmes - no longer applicable |
| ||'N' Part-Qualifications (which are no longer referred to as 'N' Programmes) have now been registered on the NQF and should be searched for under Registered Qualifications, Part-Qualifications and Unit Standards |
| ||The list of Trades, as received from the Department of Labour and with SAQA IDs |
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