Vision, Mission
& Values

A world-class National Qualifications Framework that works for the people in South Africa.

NQF History
& Objectives

The NQF traces its origins back to the labour movement of the early 1970s.

Board &
Management

The Board maintains overall responsibility of the organisation and delegates some of its work to various committees.

What is the South African
Qualifications Authority?

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) is the oversight body of the NQF and the custodian of its values and quality character. The role of SAQA, as stipulated in the NQF Act, is to advance the objectives of the NQF, oversee the further development and implementation of the NQF, and co-ordinate the Sub-Frameworks. SAQA’s functions are set out in section 13 of the NQF Act.

Services

Registration of Qualifications & Part Qualifications

A part-qualification means an assessed unit of learning that is registered as part of a qualification.
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Verification of SA Qualifications

This service is to verify South African Qualification Achievements.
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Recognition of Professional Bodies

SAQA is responsible for the recognition of professional bodies and registration of professional designations for the purposes of the NQF Act, no 67 of 2008.
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Evaluation of Foreign Qualifications

The purpose of the evaluation function is the recognition of foreign qualifications in terms of the South African National Qualifications Framework.
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NQF MIS Incorporating the NLRD

The National Learners' Records Database (NLRD) is the management information system of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
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Confirmation of Private Higher Education Institution Qualifications

Regulations for the Registration of Private Higher Education Institutions (Guide APX-03).
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Careers

The HR e-Recruitment software application provides SAQA with an automated recruitment, selection and appointment capability that contributes to reduced cost and time to the job applicants, while enhancing the overall quality process and standards in our recruitment.

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1 week ago

On the 2nd day of the information sharing on the NQF, in collaboration with CHE, being held at CPUT, Cape Town. A well attended event!!! #KnowyourNQF #saqa #saqainformationsharingregionalroadshow ... See MoreSee Less
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The SAQA Information Sharing Regional Roadshow taking place at the CPUT Campus in Cape Town, bringing various stakeholders from institutions across the Western Cape to discuss and share on various updates regarding the #NQF #KnowyourNQF ... See MoreSee Less
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Hello and a warm welcome to Z’khiphani, your go-to monthly newsletter from SAQA! Packed with excitement, this vibrant magazine brings you the inside scoop on all the fabulous efforts and activities happening within the South African Qualifications Authority as we bolster the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Though primarily for our internal family, we’ll be sharing select editions with our broader audience from time to time. Delve into each edition for a fun and fascinating journey through the impactful stories we’re eager to share. Stay curious, stay engaged, and for more dazzling details, check us out at lnkd.in/ds9Gsr7S #KnowYourNQF #30YearsOfDemocracy ... See MoreSee Less
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Notice : Authentication ServicesPlease note that Authentication Services, which comprises of Verifications of SA Qualifications and Foreign Qualifications Evaluation will be temporarily closed between 09:00 - 11:00. Service will resume at 11:30, today 28 June 2024. ... See MoreSee Less
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Celebrate 30 Years of Democracy and the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)! Tune into this enlightening podcast hosted by Navin Vasudev, featuring former SAQA CEO Dr. Samuel Isaacs and current CEO Mrs Nadia Starr. They discuss the NQF's impact on democracy, equality, and educational accessibility, as well as ongoing challenges and strategies. Listen now for a deep dive into these critical topics!#NQF#DHET on.soundcloud.com/76MTTKcEHedGCnr19 ... See MoreSee Less
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