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Title: SAQA DSSD Supporting Education and Training in Agriculture


1
SAQA DSSD Supporting Education and Training in
Agriculture
  • Dugmore Mphuthing
  • Acting Director Standards Setting and
    Development
  • 30 September 2005

2
Principles of the NQF
  • Integrated National Framework of Learning
    Achievements
  • Facilitation of Articulation
  • Access to education and training
  • Promotion of Quality Education and Training
  • Development of individual learning
  • Social and Economic Development of the nation as
    a whole
  • Democratic participation












































3
Structures of the National Qualifications
Framework
SAQA
  • Structures

ETQA
DSSD Panels
SGB
Providers
4
Why an NQF for South Africa?
  • To promote the development of a nation that is
    committed to life-long learning
  • To ensure quality education and training
  • Intellectual capital for a competitive edge
  • Rapid technological change
  • Change, change and more change

5
Benefits of the NQF to SA
  • The means to transform education and training in
    South Africa
  • Advances a culture of life-long learning
  • A single national qualifications framework
  • Key building block in HRD strategy
  • Provides information for planning for
    socio-economic development
  • Ensures South Africa has a world-class learning
    system

6
SAQAs Mandate
  • To oversee the development and implementation of
    a National Qualifications Framework (NQF) in
    terms of the NQF principles which are to
  • Create an integrated national framework for
    learning achievement
  • Facilitate access to, and mobility and
    progression within, education, training and
    career paths
  • Enhance the quality of education and training

7
SAQAs Mandate contd
  • Accelerate the redress of past unfair
    discrimination in education, training and
    employment opportunities and thereby,
  • Contribute to the full personal development of
    each learner and the social and economic
    development of the nation at large.

8
Functions of SAQA in Standards Setting
  • To oversee the development of the Standards
    Setting System
  • Formulate policy
  • Register bodies
  • To oversee the implementation of the Standards
    Setting System
  • Setting up NSBs, help setting up of SGBs
  • Register standards and qualifications

9
Objectives of Standards Setting
  • Development of a regulatory framework for
    standards setting system
  • Establish and maintain the functioning of 12
    National Standards Bodies
  • Oversee the development and registration of
    relevant and appropriate Standards Generating
    Bodies
  • Register all existing qualifications
  • Register new standards and qualifications

10
Development of a Regulatory Framework
  • SAQA Act (1995)
  • NSB regulations (1998)
  • Policy documents
  • Framework of sub-fields
  • Criteria and guidelines for the application for
    SGB
  • Criteria and guidelines for the generation and
    evaluation of qualifications and standards
  • SGB funding document
  • Cross-linkages between NSBs and SGBs

11
Standards and Qualifications Generation
  • Key stakeholders are identified
  • SGBs/Task Teams established
  • The Brief is negotiated
  • Scoping workshop is held (consultant assisted)
  • Writing begins
  • Narrow consultation over draft submissions

12
Standards and Qualifications Registration
  • Submission to SAQA DSSD
  • Critique by Directorate Staff and Consultative
    Panels
  • NLRD Capture
  • Public Comment (Government Gazette)
  • NSB Committee
  • SAQA Exco
  • SAQA Board

13
Challenges and Barriers
  • Identifying necessary expertise (content)
  • Identify necessary expertise (standards
    writing)
  • Cost
  • Time
  • Quality

14
Current Standards Setting Landscape for
Agriculture
  • One Organising Field Agriculture and Nature
    Conservation
  • 5 Subfields
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Nature Conservation
  • Forestry and Wood Technology
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • 3 SETAs (AgriSETA SETASA PAETA, FIETA and
    THETA)
  • 8 SGBs (Grain,Nature Conservation, Ornamental
    Horticulture and
  • Landscape, Secondary Agriculture, Forestry,
    Primary Agriculture

15
WAY FORWARD
The JIP Solution
  • Partnership between SAQA and the Agricultural
    Sector
  • Sources of Funding identified
  • Project Plan Developed
  • Joint Implementation Plan agreed and enshrined
    in signed
  • document
  • Standards and Qualifications generated
  • Submission to SAQA for registration

16
  • SAQA DSSD Supporting Education and Training in
    Agriculture
  • Dugmore Mphuthing
  • Acting Director Standards Setting and
    Development
  • 30 September 2005
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