Occupational Qualification means a qualification associated with a trade, occupation or profession resulting from work-based learning and consisting of knowledge unit standards, practical unit standards and work experience unit standards.
The purpose of an occupational qualification is to qualify a learner to practice an occupation, reflected on the Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) or an occupational specialisation related to an occupation that is reflected on the OFO this includes those occupations for which an artisan qualification is required (trades).
Assessment quality partner is a body delegated by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) to manage and coordinate the external integrated summative assessments of specified National Qualifications Framework (NQF) registered occupational qualifications and part qualifications. The following bodies may become the AQPs:
• Moderating Bodies
• Examining Bodies
• Professional Bodies
• Legislated Bodies
• Occupational Associations
If none of these exists with a specific interest in the relevant occupation, a SETA or industry body may also fulfil this role, but not a training provider.
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