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                            SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY


                                              QUALIFICATION:
                                  Doctor of Commerce: Industrial Psychology

 SAQA QUAL ID                      QUALIFICATION TITLE
 79867                             Doctor of Commerce: Industrial Psychology
 ORIGINATOR                                                     PROVIDER
                                                                University of Fort Hare
 QUALIFICATION TYPE                FIELD                        SUBFIELD
 Doctoral Degree                   3 - Business, Commerce       Human Resources
                                   and Management Studies
 ABET BAND                         MINIMUM CREDITS              NQF LEVEL             QUAL CLASS
 Undefined                         360                          Level 8 and above Regular-Provider-
                                                                                      ELOAC

New NQF Level: NQF Level 10

Comment on this qualification should reach SAQA no later than 2010-09-17.

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by another
qualification.

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION
Purpose:

It is intended that the learner enrolled for this Doctoral Degree will undertake advanced research
that will contribute to the theory and practice in the field of Industrial Psychology, thereby
promoting individual development as well as improved understanding and practice in the
field/discipline.

Learners are expected to:

● Conceptualise, implement and debate issues in the field.
● Apply methods and/or research techniques to investigate issues in this field of study, thereby
generating knowledge and/or theory relevant to the area of study.
● Produce independent research of international standard in the form of a thesis/dissertation for
examination.

Rationale:

This Qualification provides a Doctoral Degree in the field of Industrial Psychology for the Faculty
of Management and Commerce. Learners in the field of Industrial Psychology are provided with
an opportunity to progress from Master's level to Doctoral level at the University of Fort Hare.

The qualification focuses on the researching phenomena that deal with the optimum utilisation of
human resources in the work environment (nationally and internationally). The graduates from
the qualification would be able to address the prevailing business-related human resources
issues and trends as well as anticipate forthcoming scenarios and develop appropriate
solutions. This qualification will produce graduates with capabilities and competencies that are
of particular relevance to the Eastern Cape, which, in transforming from a historically rural and
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under-developed environment, is faced with a number of challenges relating to the workplace
and changing relationships within the organisation. The qualification provides an opportunity for
students to pursue knowledge in a creative way and to devise original solutions to specific
problems and situations, contributing to their chosen area of expertise within the field of
Industrial Psychology. It provides the highest possible academic qualification for those who wish
to work in Industrial Psychology-related fields, e.g., Human Resource Management, Industrial
Relations and Consumer Behaviour/Marketing. It will thus provide the region and the country
with expertise that is both necessary and in short supply, whilst also producing graduates who
will pursue academic careers. This, in turn, will provide higher educational institutions with much
needed expertise in research and academic knowledge.

RECOGNIZE PREVIOUS LEARNING?
N

LEARNING ASSUMED IN PLACE
It is assumed that learners have mastered the required research methods and techniques, are
able to carry out independent research and have the required language skills to write a doctoral
thesis.

Recognition of Prior Learning:

At the level of this Doctoral Degree there will be no Recognition of Prior Learning.

Access to Qualification:

Master's degree in the chosen or a related field/discipline and familiarity with contemporary
theories, hypotheses, and theoretical debates within the discipline. They must also be aware of
current problems and issues in the real world that are being addressed by theories and
investigations in the field.

QUALIFICATION RULES
N/A

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES
1. Motivate, plan and conduct research according to an accepted research proposal.

2. Analyse, evaluate, interpret and argue findings.

3. Present the research findings and recommendations in the required manner.

Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

The Critical Cross-field Outcomes are all addressed in the conducting of the research and
writing up the thesis.

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:

1.1 Information is collated from a wide range of sources.
1.2 A research proposal is compiled and presented.
1.3 Problems are identified and solutions undertaken.
1.4 Research is conducted ethically and according to relevant methodology.

Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
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2.1 Computer technology is used to assist in analysing, interpreting and presenting findings.
2.2 Arguments are well-structured, analytical and original.
2.3 Content shows original thinking and disciplined application to current practices.
2.4 Conflicting findings are carefully analysed and evaluated.

Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:

3.1 The ability to perform as a leader in the field is confirmed in the manner and content of the
presentation.
3.2 Critical awareness of cultural and ethical issues is clearly demonstrated.
3.3 Presentation can contribute towards improvement and/or changes in current public
administration practices.
3.4 The thesis complies with academic requirements at doctoral level.

Integrated Assessment:

During the course of the research, the learner will be expected to present papers on topics
related to the research. Feedback will be obtained from peers and the supervisor, thereby
constituting formative assessment.

Summative assessment is through examination of the thesis submitted by the learner.

INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY
This Qualification is comparable to Doctoral Degrees in the United Kingdom, where the
qualification involves writing a research proposal that encapsulates the problem or hypothesis to
be investigated, conduction and reporting on research and presenting findings of the research
through the submission of a thesis or dissertation to internal and external assessors.

ARTICULATION OPTIONS
Horizontal articulation possible with any related Doctoral Degrees in the Field of Business,
Commerce and Management.

CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS
As per the Institutional and or Faculty policy and in agreement with the relevant ETQA.

NOTES
N/A

UNIT STANDARDS
This qualification is not based on Unit Standards.


LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION
None




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                            SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY


                                                   QUALIFICATION:
                                                Doctor of Administration

 SAQA QUAL ID                      QUALIFICATION TITLE
 79868                             Doctor of Administration
 ORIGINATOR                                                         PROVIDER
                                                                    University of Fort Hare
 QUALIFICATION TYPE                FIELD                            SUBFIELD
 Doctoral Degree                   3 - Business, Commerce           Public Administration
                                   and Management Studies
 ABET BAND                         MINIMUM CREDITS                  NQF LEVEL             QUAL CLASS
 Undefined                         360                              Level 8 and above     Regular-Provider-
                                                                                          ELOAC

New NQF Level: NQF Level 10

Comment on this qualification should reach SAQA no later than 2010-09-17.

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by another
qualification.

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION
Purpose:

It is intended that the learner enrolled for this Doctoral Degree will undertake original research
that will contribute to the knowledge and practice in the field of Public Administration and will
submit a Thesis reporting the results of the research.

Rationale:

The Department of Public Administration at the University of Fort Hare registers approximately
35 learners per annum for the Master's degree in Public Administration, offers two programmes
at masters level and there is an urgent need to enable these learners to proceed to doctoral
level. Learners exiting the relevant Masters' Degrees will have the ability to conduct research in
a manner that is critical, reflective and constructive, with a view to production of new knowledge
and innovations that are able to be defended and applied locally and internationally in social
contexts with similar challenges. Graduates from the doctoral programme are expected to have
acquired extensive disciplinary knowledge and advanced research competencies that will
provide expertise in their specializations, will enrich the discipline and offer advanced and
complex practical applications and solutions to problems faced by local, provincial and national
government.

Apart from the need to offer progression academically, there is a need to further develop the
intellectual capacity of people in the region and to produce solutions to complex problems that
are unique to the Eastern Cape, particularly the challenges faced at the level of local authorities
and provincial administration in this province.

The Doctoral Degree is the highest qualification the University may award to a candidate and
the public sector is the largest employer in South Africa, with a large variety of divergent
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occupations of a clerical, administrative, technical and professional nature. The purpose of this
Doctoral Degree is to provide public sector training at the highest level.

RECOGNIZE PREVIOUS LEARNING?
Y

LEARNING ASSUMED IN PLACE
It is assumed that learners have mastered the required research methods and techniques, are
able to carry out independent research and have the required language skills to write a doctoral
thesis.

Recognition of Prior Learning:

Access to this Doctoral degree could be granted to learners not in possession of a Master's
degree that meets the admission requirements, at the discretion of the Institution and in
agreement with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body policy.

Access to the Qualification:

Master's degree in the chosen or a related field/discipline.

QUALIFICATION RULES
N/A

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES
1. Motivate, plan and conduct research according to an accepted research proposal.

2. Analyse, evaluate, interpret and argue findings.

3. Present the research findings and recommendations in the required manner.

Critical Cross-field Outcomes

The Critical Cross-field Outcomes are all addressed in the conducting of the research and
writing up the thesis.

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:

1.1 Information is collated from a wide range of sources.
1.2 A research proposal is compiled and presented.
1.3 Problems are identified and solutions undertaken.
1.4 Research is conducted ethically and according to relevant methodology.

Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:

2.1 Computer technology is used to assist in analysing, interpreting and presenting findings.
2.2 Arguments are well-structured, analytical and original.
2.3 Content shows original thinking and disciplined application to current practices.
2.4 Conflicting findings are carefully analysed and evaluated.

Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:


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3.1 The ability to perform as a leader in the field is confirmed in the manner and content of the
presentation.
3.2 Critical awareness of cultural and ethical issues is clearly demonstrated.
3.3 Presentation can contribute towards improvement and/or changes in current public
administration practices.
3.4 The thesis complies with academic requirements at doctoral level.

Integrated Assessment:

The assessment process provides for the checking of individual chapters, under the supervision
of the supervisor (and co-supervisor) prior to the final examination of the thesis upon its
completion.

INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY
This doctorate complies in format and academic demand with the demands of doctoral study as
offered at all universities internationally.

ARTICULATION OPTIONS
Horizontal articulation possible with any related doctoral degree

Assessment:

The University of Fort Hare requires that doctoral theses be examined by three external
examiners, with at least one examiner from a (non-South African) African university and at least
one from a University that is outside Africa.

MODERATION OPTIONS
N/A

CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS
As per the Institutional and or Faculty policy and in agreement with the relevant ETQA.

NOTES
N/A

UNIT STANDARDS
This qualification is not based on Unit Standards.


LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION
None




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