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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Diploma: ABET Practice 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
20159  National Diploma: ABET Practice 
ORIGINATOR
SGB ABET Educators 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
ETDP SETA - Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Diploma  Field 05 - Education, Training and Development  Adult Learning 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  240  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2028-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Potential candidates:

The National Diploma in ABET Practice (NQF Level 5) will equip practitioners in the following ways:

a) To function as an effective and autonomous professional, who is able to make strategic choices in relation to facilitation, materials, assessment and selection of programmes.
b) With extended skills around learner support, interaction with local contexts and policy developments.
cc) To facilitate learning areas at ABET Levels 1-4, depending on choice of electives.
d) To encourage lifelong learning by identifying further education, training and development needs of self and learners and linking these to ETD opportunities.


Rationale for the qualifications

The NQF allows for two exit points at Level 5: a Higher Certificate of 120 credits and a National Diploma of 240 credits. Although it is not compulsory to make use of both these exit points, the SGB decided that it is appropriate to do so. The decision was based on the following contextual factors:

a) There is very large demand in the ABET sector for a one year qualification, which approximates a Higher Certificate at Level 5 of 120 credits.

b) Many people cannot afford the logistics and finance of two years of study, so an exit point after one year is desirable.

c) Many people are unable to continue with their studies after one year, due to unforeseen circumstances. The time already spent studying is then often of little or no value to them.

d) The state sector, one of the largest employers in ABET, has salary notches for M+1 and M+2 qualifications.

e) A practitioner with the National Diploma qualification (240 credits), who has attained all the level 5 unit standards, will be more ideally qualified as an autonomous professional.

Not all providers of ABET practitioner training will want to offer qualifications at both exit points. They may offer only the 240 credit National Diploma, which will have higher status. The model proposed by the SGB accommodates this by proposing that the Higher Certificate exit point be an optional exit point. This enables some providers to offer both qualifications and others only one. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The learning assumed to be in place is described below under Recognition of Prior Learning.

Other learning assumed to be in place is detailed in specific standards. Different combinations of unit standards require different learning to be in place, depending on the choice of electives or learning areas to be facilitated with ABET learners. For example, a practitioner who selects an elective unit standard in order to `facilitate Mathematics` will be required to demonstrate competence in Mathematics at NQF level 4.

The Higher Certificate qualification is not a pre-requisite for the National Diploma. However, the design of the qualifications incorporates the Higher Certificate within the national Diploma. Therefore, candidates for the National Diploma qualification will acquire the credits required for coompletion of the Higher Certificate, whether their provider organisation decides to offer that exit point or not

Recognition of prior learning:
National Diploma in ABET Practice
The access to the qualification is fairly open.
Candidates will have to demonstrate: FETC or RPL equivalent 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
  • Fundamental component: All 18 credits are compulsory
  • Core component: All 134 credits are compulsory
  • Elective component: A minimum of 88 credits can be chosen from the selection of Unit Standards available. Please note that learners should choose the Unit Standards that are relevant and complement their area of specialisation.

    Learners who choose to specialise in Sign Language must complete from the following list of Unit Standards totalling a minimum of 27 credits:

    ID Number; Title; Level; Credits:
  • ID 115799; Deliver a variety of prepared presentations and answer questions related to an unfamiliar event or topic using South African Sign Language; Level 5; 4 credits.
  • ID 115804; Discuss a practical problem and offer a solution, using South African Sign Language; Level 5; 3 credits.
  • ID 115803; Explain complex processes to Deaf individuals and groups of Deaf people, using South African Sign Language; Level 5; 3 credits.
  • ID 115813; Hold conversations with Deaf individuals and groups of Deaf people on an unfamiliar topic using South African Sign Language; Level 5; 6 credits.
  • ID 115798; Make complex arrangements with deaf individuals and groups of deaf people, using South African Sign Language; Level 5; 3 credits.
  • ID 115800; Paraphrase and summarise a signed presentation on an unfamiliar topic using South African Sign Language; Level 5; 5 credits.
  • ID 115814; Paraphrase and summarise signed monologues on familiar topics using South African Sign Language; Level 5; 4 credits.
  • ID 115808; Recount a signed conversation on a simple topic, using South African Sign Language; Level 5; 5 credits.

    Note: If learners choose to, it is preferred that the learners achieve the replacement Unit Standard ID 263976 rather than the original ID 114924. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    The practitioner will be able to:

    a). Plan and organise a well-structured programme or series of learning events, which includes producing a rationale for the programme, identifying the human, material and information resources to be required and calculation and monitoring costs
    b). Facilitate a programme of learning, using a range of teaching methods and techniques, implementing the principles of OBE and encouraging learner participation and confidence
    c). Identify learners who have special learning, counselling or health needs, refer these learners to relevant services and take appropriate action within the learning situation, including responding to problems of absenteeism and drop-out
    d) Adapt existing materials and develop their own learning aids using a variety of available sources.
    e) Produce, implement and evaluate assessment instruments and conduct appropriate follow-up after an assessment event.
    f) Undertake basic research and liaison relevant to the learning situation.
    g) Identify the literacy, language and numeracy requirements in a specific learning context, affirm the literacy, language and mathematics skills of learners or make decisions to refer learners to relevant programmes.
    h) Promote the lifelong learning of themselves and others by applying knowledge of the NQF and ETD policy to own context. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    The exit level outcomes and unit standards for this qualification are directly related. The unit standards are essentially components of the exit level outcomes.

    `Plan and organise a well-structured programme or series of learning events, which includes producing a rationale for the programme, identifying the human, material and information resources to be required, and calculating and monitoring costs.`
    Is made up of the following core, compulsory unit standard for this qualification:

    Organise a programme of learning

    Assessment criteria are detailed in each of the unit standards. Therefore the SGB did not produce additional assessment criteria for the exit level outcomes. They are quite adequately dealt with in the related unit standards.


    Integrated assessment and RPL

    It is not within the scope of SGB work to prescribe forms of assessment or assessment instruments. The ABET practitioner SGB believes that the level of detail in and phrasing of the assessment criteria in the unit standards makes it quite clear to professional assessors how to make informed judgements regarding the required performance of candidates.

    The assessment criteria in the unit standards are mostly performance-based (rather than descriptions of required knowledge) which means that workplace RPL could probably be arranged for the awarding of these qualifications. 

    INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Qualification frameworks and unit standards for adult educators and trainers were accessed and compared to those in this document. Information from the following countries was considered:

    New Zealand
    Scotland
    Australia
    USA
    City and Guilds International Awards (UK)
    Pitman Qualifications (UK)

    Discussions were held with Nigerian practitioners but it was difficult to find relevant information from other developing countries. The main findings are:

    1.. The New Zealand Qualifications Framework and, to some degree, the Australian and Scottish have bands/levels within which our ABET educator qualifications would fit.

    2. The qualification frameworks generally make provision for three levels and types of adult educator qualifications:

    a) a basic qualification which is aimed at developing expertise in delivery and/or assessment of adult learning
    b) a higher qualification which builds general competence in adult learning
    c) a professional qualification for people requiring greater expertise in adult education and Training, in areas like assessment, design, evaluation. The latter qualification has a heavy credit value in the Elective category.
    The range of competencies covered in these qualifications is similar to those outlined in our proposals.

    3. Few countries have ABET practitioner standards. The majority have either general adult educator or vocational (specifically industry-based) education and training practitioner qualifications.

    4. We found that these `adult educator` or `vocational` qualifications and unit standards were generally quite comparable to ours. The only major differences were in formatting and scope, given their focus either on adult education more generally, or on vocational training more narrowly. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    These level 5 qualifications were formulated in the first half of 2000. At the time no other qualifications in the ETD field had been formally registered, so it was not possible to describe articulation possibilities in any detail. The ABET Practitioner SGB would like to ensure that these qualifications articulate horizontally with other level 5 qualifications in the ETD field, and also articulate vertically with all level 6 qualifications in the ETD field.

    A task team has been set up by SAQA to facilitate the articulation of different qualifications in the ETD field. The ABET Practitioner SGB is participating in this task team and will make every effort to ensure that the ABET Practitioner qualifications articulate with those produced by the Schooling, Occupation-Directed and ECD SGBs. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    No particular organisations in the ABET field have been identified as the most appropriate to undertake assessment and moderation for these qualifications. There are organisations currently working in ABET in the HET band, including some of the universities and technikons. These organisations could have the capacity to undertake both assessment and moderation for these qualifications. However some cooperation between these organisations would be required for standardisation of assessment, moderation and awarding of qualifications. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    The Higher Certificate in ABET Practice and the National Diploma in ABET Practice relate to each other in a very direct way 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  7386  Assess learners within a learning situation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  7388  Evaluate own facilitation performance  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  7384  Facilitate an adult learning event  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
    Core  7387  Fulfil administrative requirements of a learning group  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  10231  Plan a learning event  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  10291  Design, implement and follow up on internal assessment for adult learners  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Core  10290  Evaluate, select and adapt published learning materials and develop, use and evaluate own supplementary learning aids  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Core  10289  Facilitate a programme of learning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  24 
    Core  10294  Identify and respond to learners with special needs and barriers to learning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Core  10293  Mediate language, literacies and mathematics across the curriculum  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
    Core  10288  Organise a programme of learning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  10292  Conduct research and liaison relevant to the learning situation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Fundamental  10295  Promote lifelong learning and development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  7393  Facilitate an additional language at ABET levels 1 and 2  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
    Elective  7391  Facilitate mother-tongue literacy  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
    Elective  7394  Facilitate numeracy at ABET levels 1 and 2  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
    Elective  230448  Contribute towards organisation policy development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115799  Deliver a variety of prepared presentations and answer questions related to an unfamiliar event or topic using South African Sign Language  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  263976  Demonstrate understanding of the outcomes-based education and training approach within the context of a National Qualifications Framework  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  114924  Demonstrate understanding of the outcomes-based education and training approach within the context of a National Qualifications Framework  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  119763  Design learning events  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  14582  Develop and apply academic literacy skills  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  25 
    Elective  115804  Discuss a practical problem and offer a solution, using South African Sign Language  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  14800  Establish a community resource project  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
    Elective  123397  Evaluate a learning intervention using given evaluation instruments  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  115803  Explain complex processes to Deaf individuals and groups of Deaf people, using South African Sign Language  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  10297  Facilitate Communications at ABET levels 3 and 4  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
    Elective  15354  Facilitate learning in Economic and Management Sciences to adult learners  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  25 
    Elective  14809  Facilitate learning in Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises to adult learners  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
    Elective  117458  Facilitate learning in the Natural Sciences to adult learners  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
    Elective  10298  Facilitate Mathematics at ABET levels 3 and 4  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
    Elective  14803  Facilitate Technical/Practical skills learning to adult learners  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
    Elective  117874  Guide learners about their learning, assessment and recognition opportunities  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115813  Hold conversations with Deaf individuals and groups of Deaf people on an unfamiliar topic using South African Sign Language  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115798  Make complex arrangements with deaf individuals and groups of deaf people, using South African Sign Language  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115800  Paraphrase and summarise a signed presentation on an unfamiliar topic using South African Sign Language  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115814  Paraphrase and summarise signed monologues on familiar topics using South African Sign Language  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115808  Recount a signed conversation on a simple topic, using South African Sign Language  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  13627  Analyse different perspectives on learning and learning processes  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  14 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. African Learning & Development Academy (Pty) Ltd (ALDA) 
    2. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    3. CURMO Designs (Pty) Ltd Co 
    4. Igugu Training and Investments 
    5. Josmap Training Institute 
    6. Karabo Info Centre and Trading 
    7. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    8. malandela Training and Development (PTY)LTD 
    9. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    10. NTI College 
    11. Organisation Test 1 
    12. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Project Literacy 
    14. Regenesys Management (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    16. Retshetse Training Project 
    17. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
    18. Thembekile training consulting 
    19. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
    20. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    22. Ungaphelamandla Consultancy Private College (PTY) LTD 



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