These are the national recognition of achievement by an individual. Each qualification is registered with SETAs and recognised by SAQA and can be ‘pegged’ on an NQF level. A qualification can be made up of skills programs (mini-awards) to form a full qualification and can be measured against national unit standards. A qualification is made up of a number of different unit standards and has three parts, namely:
Fundamental, Core (mandatory) and Elective (optional) unit standards.