Save Training Providers: extend SETA legacy qualifications and unit standards.

The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is a Quality Council established in 2010 in terms of the Skills Development Act Nr. 97 of 1998 and their mandate is to:

Oversee the design, implementation, assessment, and certification of occupational qualifications, including trades, on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF).

Offer guidance to skills development providers who must be accredited by the QCTO to offer occupational qualifications.

  1. Only 1360 Training Providers is currently registered with the QCTO (Dec 2023) for Occupational Qualifications Nationally in South Africa. According to the last data published on the QCTO website in 2019, 6618 Training Providers were registered.
  2. The amount of unnecessary RED tape/additional process makes it impossible for smaller Private Training Providers to register. Most people that will loose out is rural people.
  3. The QCTO does not represent the students, employers, or training providers.
  4. Occupations Qualifications are still not developed or an EISA Centers registered, but we have less important qualifications that are not going to help South Africa’s employment rate, skills shortage, or economic growth. Uncertainty about EISA centers with no clear answers.
  5. After years of pleading is there still no clear guidelines on the handling of Occupation Qualifications with regards to BEE verification, SARS Tax rebates, and sponsored/un-sponsored learnerships.

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