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Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No. 97 of 1998)

Chapter 6C : Quality Council for Trades and Occupations

26G. Establishment of QCTO


(1) The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations is hereby established as a juristic person.


(2) The QCTO must be managed in accordance with the Public Finance Management Act.


(3) The QCTO consists of 16 members appointed by the Minister in accordance with Schedule 3.


(4) The Minister must approve a constitution for the QCTO which, subject to this Act, complies with the requirements set out in Schedule 3.


(a) The Minister must appoint the chief executive officer of the QCTO on recommendation of the members of the QCTO.
(b) If the Minister does not agree with the recommendation of the members of the QCTO, they must make another recommendation for consideration by the Minister.
(c) The QCTO must appoint such number of employees to assist the QCTO in the performance of its functions as it may deem necessary.
(d) Despite paragraph (a), the QCTO is the employer of the executive officer and employees and must determine their remuneration, allowances, subsidies and other conditions of service.
(e) Staff identified in posts on the establishment of the Department who immediately before the commencement of the Higher Education Laws Amendment Act, 2010, performs functions relating to the administrative management of the QCTO may, subject to section 197 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995), be appointed or transferred to the QCTO.

[Section 26G(5) amended by section 5 of Act No. 26 of 2010]


(6) The QCTO is financed from—
(a) money voted by Parliament for this purpose;
(b) income earned from services rendered by it;
(c) grants or donations made to it; and
(d) money received from any other source.


[Section 26G inserted by section 11 of Act No. 37 of 2008]