Acts Online
GT Shield

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

Level Descriptors Regulations (NQF levels 1 to 4), 2003

5. Level descriptors, NQF level 3


A learning programme leading to the award of a qualification or unit standards at NQF level 3 shall develop learners who demonstrate with regard to:

(a) applied competence—
(i) a basic understanding of one or more fields’ or disciplines’ key concepts and knowledge, in addition to the fundamental areas of study;
(ii) an understanding of the organisation or operating environment as a system;
(iii) application of skills in measuring the environment using key instruments and equipment;
(iv) operational literacy;
(v) an ability to use their knowledge to select appropriate procedures to solve problems within given parameters;
(vi) a basic ability to summarise and interpret information relevant to the context from a range of sources;
(vii) an ability to take a position on available information, discuss the issues and reach a resolution; and
(viii) produce a coherent presentation and report, providing explanations for positions taken;
(b) autonomy of learning—
(i) a capacity to operate within clearly defined contexts;
(ii) an ability to work and learn within a managed environment; and
(iii) capacity to actively contribute to team effectiveness.