The MQA is responsible for developing and reviewing the Framework for registered and envisaged Qualifications, Learnerships and Skills Programmes for the Mining and Mineral Sector. The Qualifications Framework is a guideline that presents the range of qualifications, skills programmes and possible learnerships identified by the Sector to meet the competency needs in various fields and levels. This qualifications framework represents the efforts of the MQA in integrating education and training into a unified structure of recognised qualifications that encourage life-long learning.
The purpose of the framework is to:
define various recognition needs at Sectoral and Level within the National Framework
provide a quality specification and a basis for the formal recognition of individual ability
provide common currency for learners, providers and other users, and provide a consistent and transparent basis for comparison of qualifications to ensure that the integrity of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) is maintained
This Framework is intended to ensure all the various training and development needs of the Sector are addressed at required levels. The Framework will guide the Sector on the requirements and opportunities available to learners / workers and for career planning purposes. The Framework will also assist in the planning of skills programmes and learnerships for the Sector.
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