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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Occupational Certificate: Career Development Information Officer|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|96372||Occupational Certificate: Career Development Information Officer|
|Development Quality Partner - ETDPSETA (Education)|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|QCTO - Quality Council for Trades and Occupations||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Occupational Certificate||Field 05 - Education, Training and Development||Schooling|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||120||Not Applicable||NQF Level 05||Regular-ELOAC|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Career Development Information Officer.
A Career Development Information Officer provides individuals and groups with information about career choices and how to access their career paths that will empower them to make informed career related decisions.
A qualified learner will be able to:
As stated in the Framework for Cooperation in the provision of Career Development (Information, Advice and Guidance) Services in South Africa, dated October 2012, the development of a skilled and capable workforce to support an inclusive growth path is an accepted national priority.
This qualification is presented in support of the framework, especially with reference to the stated need for the establishment of standards of competence for persons delivering career development related services.
As no formal registered qualification or competency standards exist for persons delivering Career Development Information Services in South Africa, this qualification seeks to address this.
A large number of persons will have to be trained to meet the national demand for Career Development Information Officers. The immediate demand is estimated at some 10 000 beneficiaries from government institutions such as schools, relevant government departments and educational institutions. This qualification will also serve the needs of Non-Governmental Organisations and private initiatives that provide career development information services to their clients.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
RPL for access to the external integrated summative assessment: Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of result or certifying a work experience record.
RPL for access to the qualification: Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification consists of the following compulsory Theory/Knowledge and Practical Skills Modules:
Total number of credits for Theory/Knowledge Modules: 52 Credits.
Practical Skills Modules:
Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 32 Credits.
This qualification also requires the following Work Experience Modules:
Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 36 Credits.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Provide career development information to individual clients that will assist them to make informed career development decisions.
2. Provide career development information to groups that will assist group members to make informed career development decisions.
3. Maintain administrative and networking functions to ensure efficient and effective career development information services.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Integrated Formative Assessment:
Skills development providers will use the stipulated internal assessment criteria and weighting (where applicable) to guide the formative assessment of the knowledge and practical skill modules. The theoretical knowledge can also be formatively assessed in the context of application of the practical component. The formative assessment provides the basis for an internal summative assessment which is captured as a statement of results. The statement of results for the required knowledge and practical skill modules is a prerequisite for access to the external integrated summative assessment.
External Integrated Summative assessment:
An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant QCTO Assessment Quality Partner is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the Exit Level Outcomes and Associated Assessment Criteria.
Learners will complete a knowledge assessment and a practical assessment structured as simulated activities conducted at an assessment site that is conducive for assessments.
|No references that specifically relate to Career Development Information Officers have been found; and the available references commonly relate to Career Development of Guidance Practitioners. However, thee references provide a basis for comparability, as the competencies of Practitioners are closely related to those of the Career Information Officers, but with differences in the duration of the qualification. Thus one qualification was used for the international comparability purposes.
The University of the West Indies offers a Certificate in Guidance and Counselling which is designed for persons involved in the education, growth and development of youth. It begins with an introduction to the basic tenets and principles of guidance. The specialised course of Guidance and Counselling is examined theoretically and practically. Tied in with this is an understanding of psycho-educational development. The qualification consists of the following modules:
This qualification compares favourably with the international qualification in terms of the module content and the purpose of the qualification.
|This qualification enables both horizontal and vertical articulation possibilities:
Higher Certificate in Community Development at NQF Level 5.
Diploma in Community and Development Studies at NQF Level 6.
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2015.|
|Qualifying for external assessment:
In order to qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules by means of statements of results and work experience.
Criteria for the accreditation of providers:
Accreditation of providers will be done against the criteria as reflected in the relevant curriculum on the QCTO website.
The curriculum title and code is: Career Development Information Officer: 242301001.
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|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.