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South African Qualifications Authority Act, 1995 (Act No. 58 of 1995)

1. Definitions


(1) In this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise—



means the South African Qualifications Authority established by section 3;



means a company or close corporation registered under any law, which provides education or training for its employees or clients;



means the Director-General of Education;



means the Minister of Education and, for the purposes of sections 4(2), 4(3), 4(4), 4(5), 4(6), 5(1)(c), 11, 13(2), 14 and 15(2), the Minister of Education in consultation with the Minister of Labour;


"National Qualifications Framework"

means the National Qualifications Framework approved by the Minister for the registration of national standards and qualifications;


"organised teaching profession"

means an organisation or union which is a member of the Education Labour Relations Council established in terms of the Education Labour Relations Act, 1993 (Act No. 146 of 1993), and is recognised by the Minister for the purposes of this Act;



means prescribe by regulation;



means the formal recognition of the achievement of the required number and range of credits and such other requirements at specific levels of the National Qualifications Framework as may be determined by the relevant bodies registered for such purpose by the South African Qualifications Authority;



means registered in terms of the National Qualifications Framework;



means registered statements of desired education and training outcomes and their associated assessment criteria.