The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations – or QCTO – was established in 2010. It is a quality council which was established in terms of the Skills Development Act No. 97 of 1998 (hereinafter referred to as the SDA.). Read on to find out what it stands for.

What Does Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) Stand for?

The QCTO is a Quality Council. It was established in 2010. The Act – in accordance with which it was designed – is the SDA. Its main purpose is to look after the design, implementation, assessment and certification of occupational qualifications on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF).

The QCTO is one of three Quality Councils. They are responsible for a part of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).  The work of the Quality Councils (QC) – in addition to – the South African Qualifications Authority – or SAQA –  is to advance the main objectives of the NQF and oversee its development and implementation. All the work done is for the good of both learners and employers alike.

Another important role of the QCTOs is to offer guidance to service providers. These latter entities must be accredited by the QCTO to offer occupational qualifications. In accordance with the format of the organising framework for Occupations (QFO), occupational qualifications are categorised into the following eight major employment groups.

  • Managers;
  • Professionals;
  • Technicians and Associate Professionals;
  • Clerical Support Workers;
  • Service and Sales Workers;
  • Skilled agriculture, forestry, fisheries, craft and related trades;
  • Plant and Machine Operators and Assemblers; and

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  • Overview of the Employment Equity Act;
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  • The aims of the EEA;
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  • Statutory requirements of all employers;
  • Statutory requirements of designated
  • Duties of the designated employer;
  • Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE);
  • Development of relevant equity related plans and policies;
  • The EE Committee/Consultation Forum;
  • Developing and implementing an EE Plan;
  • Communicating equity related plans and policies to stakeholders;
  • Implementing and monitoring equity-related plans and policies.

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