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Title: South African Qualifications Authority


1
South African Qualifications Authority
  • Annual Report 20062007
  • Samuel BA Isaacs
  • Executive Officer
  • South African Qualifications Authority
  • 23 October 2007

2
Overview of presentation
  • Achievements
  • Challenges
  • Way forward

3
Achievements

4
Qualifications
  • Registered three NC Vocational qualifications at
    NQF Levels 2, 3 and 4 to support the DoEs
    recapitalisation of FET colleges
  • Registered qualifications to professionalise
    Public Service as a result of JIP with the DPSA

5
Scarce skills
  • Responded to JIPSA by
  • Initiating a review and revision of trade
    qualifications in the manufacturing and
    engineering sector
  • Registering internationally comparable
    qualifications in Welding
  • Participated in JIPSA technical working group

6
Analysis based on theNational Learners Records
Database
Trends in Public Higher Education in South
Africa1995 to 2004
7
Trends in higher education
  • Completed a report on Trends in Public Higher
    Education in South Africa 1995 to 2004
  • Launched by Minister of Education
  • National Learners Records Database is
    increasingly seen as the key national database
    for education and training.

8
In the Report
  • 54 work-related fields of study, grouped into 5
    broad fields
  • Trends per field of study, qualification type and
    level, population group, and gender. Analysis of
    SA pool in the same categories.
  • Of benefit to Labour Market and Educational
    analysis and decision-making Employment Equity
    Planning Academic Planning

9
Sample page Trends by Broad Field of Study
Largest average annual growth Business and
Management Sciences Lowest average annual growth
Social Sciences and Humanities Second lowest
Engineering Sciences and Technology
10
Research
  • Building SAQAs research capacity to provide
    intellectual leadership
  • Uptake and impact of qualifications in early
    childhood development
  • Doing research on Recognition of Prior Learning
    in conjuction with OECD

11
Strategic advocacy
  • PublicationsSAQA Update, Bulletin.
  • Media Engineering News, Business Brief, CEO
    magazine, Govt Digest
  • NQF Support Link
  • SAQA website
  • NQF Gateway

12
Professional qualifications
  • Research report
  • Establishment of review panel
  • Consultative workshop with 200 delegates
  • Review panel recommendations

13
Commonwealth
  • Research conducted by SAQA
  • The recognition of teacher qualifications and
    professional registration status across
    Commonwealth member states
  • Working group held 28 29 Sept 2006 in Tshwane
  • Report published and presented at 16th
    Commonwealth Council of Education Ministers,
    1014 December 2006 in Cape Town

14
NQF colloquium
  • Theme The NQF as a socially inclusive and
    cohesive system
  • Jim Gallacher (Scotland)
  • Samuel Isaacs (SAQA)
  • Ben Parker and Ken Harley (SAQA)
  • Molapo Qhobela (DoE)
  • Yusef Waghid (Stellenbosch Univ)
  • Mary Metcalfe (Wits Univ)

15
International liaison
  • European Qualifications Framework
  • SADC initiatives
  • Seychelles Qualifications Authority
  • Mauritius Qualifications Authority
  • 9 international delegations visited SAQA

16
Foreign qualifications
17
Foreign qualifications
  • 71 increase in applications from the last
    financial year
  • Developed a trends report of persons with foreign
    qualifications entering South Africa
  • Top 7 countries - Zimbabwe, India, DRC, Nigeria,
    UK, Lesotho, Peoples Republic of China

18
Quality Assurance
  • Progressed from monitoring compliance auditing to
    performance auditing of ETQAs
  • Carried out targeted monitoring interventions in
    high-risk areas such as firearm and driver
    training

19
People development
  • Staff Performance and recognition programme
    implemented
  • Training and development programme implemented
  • Investors In People (IIP) standard until 2009
  • Broadbanding

20
Employment Equity
  • SAQA targets aligned with latest census on
    economically active population.
  • Overall we meet our targets, however we exceed
    target in respect of white females.
  • SAQA focuses on skills development for all
    employees to ensure effective delivery of
    mandate.
  • Human Resources on page 31 of AR provide snapshot
    of EE status as at 31 March 2007.

21
Information Technology
  • Implementing integrated IT solutions to improve
    service delivery
  • Registration module for applications for the
    evaluation of foreign qualifications
  • NQF gateway upgrade
  • Community Gateway improvements in usability and
    security
  • Goldmine Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
    software
  • ACCPAC financial system

22
Summary of budget/expenditure per programme
 
 
 
Programme Budget for 2006/2007 Budget Expenses Net
Programme 1 National Standards Setting and Development 15,999,258 15,064,494 934,764
Programme 2 National Quality Assurance and Development 4,121,449 3,464,367 657,082
Programme 3 National Learners Records Database (NLRD)  3,581,390 3,320,556 260,834
Programme 4 National Centre for the Evaluation of Foreign Qualifications 5,000,000 4,873,135 126,865
Programme 5 Administration and Support 5.1 Executive Office including Secretariat 5.2 Finance and Administration 5.3 Human Resources 5.4 Information Technology 5.5 Strategic Support 5.5.1 Communications 5.5.2 Research 5.5.3 Resource Centre 36,985,753 30,331,140 6,654,613
Totals Totals 65,687,850 57,053,692 8,634,158
23
Finances
  • Spent 87 of budget
  • 7 (R4.5m) was budgeted for parking garage and
    repairs to the west façade. Although work had
    started payment was only due in next financial
    year.
  • 6 under spent.
  • 10th Unqualified Audit Report.

24
Challenges
  • NQF review process
  • Ensure that SAQAs role is clearly defined
  • Relationships with partners dramatically improved

25
Way forward
  • Changing landscape of education and training
  • SAQA actively involved in the development of 3
    QCs
  • Transitional arrangements

26
Contact Details
  • www.saqa.org.za - read more about the report, and
    print out the order form, or
  • Phone 012 431 5050 / 012 431 5156, or
  • Fax 012 431 5051

27
The end
  • Questions?

28
South African Qualifications Authority
  • Annual Report 20062007
  • Samuel BA Isaacs
  • Executive Officer
  • South African Qualifications Authority
  • 23 October 2007
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