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WHAT IS THE NQF (NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK) AND WHY YOU SHOULD CARE

NQF (National Qualifications Framework) Accredited means:
For Higher Education: NQF accredited means a qualification accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE), registered on the NQF by SAQA and offered by a provider that is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

For General and Further Education and Training: NQF accredited means a qualification accredited by Umalusi, registered on the NQF by SAQA and offered by a provider that is registered with the DHET or by the Head of the Provincial Department of Education.

For the Trades and Occupations sector:
NQF accredited means a qualification accredited by the Quality Council on Trades and Occupations (QCTO), registered on the NQF by SAQA and offered by institutions that are accredited by the appropriate authority.

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Verification of qualifications
How do I verify learner achievements of qualifications?

For your own verification, e-mail your National ID number and full names to verifications@saqa.org.za.  You will receive a transcript of all the information on your learning enrolments and achievements that is on the NLRD.

For verifications concerning a third party, an agreement needs to be signed first. E-mail: verifications@saqa.org.za for a copy of the agreement.

Evaluation of foreign qualifications
In South Africa, foreign qualifications are evaluated by the Directorate Foreign Qualifications Evaluation and Advisory Services (DFQEAS) which is situated at the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).  The evaluation process aims to inform a variety of decision makers, who are not knowledgeable about qualifications, and education and training systems of other countries of the most appropriate levels of recognition of the foreign qualifications in South Africa. This service is conducted in line with the principles of the National Qualifications Framework and according to international best practice. Click here for more information.

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