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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Higher Diploma: Executive Assistant 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
21098  Higher Diploma: Executive Assistant 
ORIGINATOR
Intec College 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
QCTO - Quality Council for Trades and Occupations  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Higher Diploma  Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies  Office Administration 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  360  Level 6  NQF Level 07  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 9900/00  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2026-06-30  

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 
The primary purpose of the qualification is to provide qualifying learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to become a competent Executive Assistant. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners who register for this qualification should have passed the INTEC Diploma in Executive Assistant or the IAC Diploma in Executive Assistant

Recognition of prior learning:

This qualification recognises, through the submission of portfolios of evidence, the formal/non-formal/informal prior learning which learners who register for the programme leading to the award of the qualification, bring to the learning situation 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
This qualification may be achieved in whole or in part through the recognition of prior learning 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
Critical cross-field outcomes:

1. Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made
2. Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
3. Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively
4. Communicate effectively using language skills
5. Stimulate and develop thinking patterns involving creativity
6. Interpret information from various sources
7. Use technology effectively and responsibly
8. Conduct research independently 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
1. Responses show that critical and creative thinking has been used to identify and solve problems

2. Information is presented logically
Learner shows evidence of critical thought

3. Learner shows evidence of effective learning

4. Learner's written skills are effective: comprehensible and logical

5. Learner demonstrates the ability to assimilate and adapt knowledge

6. Information from various sources is presented in a logical and effective way

7. Learner can type using a computer keyboard
Knowledge of computer packages is demonstrated

8. Results of independent research are presented


Integrated assessment:
  • Formal, continuous assessment takes place at the end of a module or block of knowledge. Feedback from the tutor occurs in written form
  • Informal, continuous assessment takes place throughout the learner's studies. Self-assessment will encourage the learner to practice self-evaluation skills 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
  • Articulation possibilities exist with the Institute of Administration and Commerce (IAC)
  • The qualifications toward which the graduate may proceed are other managerial qualifications that are not specific to a particular context, and further and/or higher education qualifications 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    A system of second examiners within the institution will be used, together with a system of external examination at exit levels to the qualification. Where professional or statutory bodies are involved in determining the curriculum, they will also be involved in moderation 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Our own staff will be used as assessors in a manner accommodated within the quality management system of the institution. This would also apply to outside assessors 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2006; 2009; 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    As per the SAQA decision to re-register all provider-based qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2018. TOWARDS IAC MEMBERSHIP: 

    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. Damelin Correspondence College 
    2. Intec College 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.