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					Facilitating the setting up and operationalisation of the SADC Qualifications Agency
Joe Samuels
Q-Africa 2005 16 November 2005

What is this proposed SADC Qualifications Framework?
A regional qualifications framework that is a driving force for regional integration, quality assurance and global competitiveness of education and training systems in SADC Member States

Development of the SADCQF
1997 SADC Protocol on Education and Training
To progressively achieve equivalence, harmonisation and standardisation of education and training syste ms in the SADC region

1997

To develop and recommend policy guidelines, Technical Committee on Certification and Accreditation instruments, structures and procedures that would facilitate equating, harmonising and eventual (TCCA)

standardisation of accreditation and certification of qualifications To provide a basis for the development of NQFs and the SADCQF

2001

Comparative Analysis of Qualifications in SADC Member States Harmonisation and Articulation Seminar Q-Africa Conference SADCQF Concept Paper

2002 2004 2005

To encourage debate on the work of the TCCA To engage role players on the proposals for the SADCQF and SADCQA To provide guidelines and a proposed imple mentation plan for the development of the SADCQF – approved by the Integrated Committee of Ministers (ICM) in June 2005

Suggested implementation
Phase 1 2 3 4 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Setting up agency Advocacy Implementation Capacity building and sustainability Monitoring and evaluation

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Setting up the SADCQA
• Structure and composition of the SADCQA ◦ Implementation Unit ◦ Regional Steering Committee (RSC) • Reporting lines ◦ ICM, Sectoral Committee of Ministers, Sectoral
Committee of Senior Officials

• Location ◦ SAQA offers support for first year ◦ Thereafter decided by the RSC • Funding ◦ Need for at least USD100,000

Facilitating the setting up and operationalisation of the SADC Qualifications Agency
Joe Samuels
Q-Africa 2005 16 November 2005


				
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