The Organising Framework for Occupations is a skills based, coded classification system which builds on the South African Standard Classification of Occupations (SASCO) familiar to the sector through its use by Stats-SA and the DoLís employment equity reporting format. The OFO represents a significant enhancement on SASCO for skills development planning and implementation purposes in that it
∑ Captures all jobs in the form of occupations (Similar to SASCO)
∑ Groups occupations into successively broader categories and hierarchical levels based on
- Skill level and
- Skill specialisation
In the WSP-ATR template the OFO categories are used. If you are unsure where to allocate certain occupations, please view the attached spreadsheet.
The spreadsheet covers the majority of occupations in the Mining and Minerals Sector. As it is a work in progress, those that may be outstanding will be incorporated in November 2008.
Please note that when an occupation could fall into 2 categories, choose the most suitable one in your opinion e.g. If the technical component of a lower level management position is more dominant than the management component, allocate the occupation to the technical area.
The link between codes and qualifications and unit standards will be made available shortly. If it appears that an occupation is not on this spreadsheet, please notify Jay Moodley at email@example.com.