Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Basic Education, and Higher Education and Training.

Accreditation for Plant Operators and Professional Hunting Proposed

South African Qualifications Authority

The proposed recognition of professional bodies for hunting and plant operators as well as the corresponding registration of designated qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) have been issued for public comment.

These proposals which are made in terms of the National Qualifications Act (2008) were published by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Occupation Certificates Issued for Comment

Department of Higher Education and Training

The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) has published six proposed qualifications for registration on the qualifications sub framework for trades and occupations.

The occupational certificates for qualifications to be registered in terms of the National Qualifications Framework Act (2008) are relevant to the risk management, boat building and automobile sectors.

Comments Invited on Education Special Needs Support Policy

Department of Basic Education

Public comment has been invited on the draft policy on screening, identification, assessment and support (SIAS) in terms of the National Education Policy Act (1996).

This policy which is also made in conjunction with sections of the South African Schools Act (1996) follows from the National SIAS Strategy document for schools which was published in 2008.