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


SETA Work-Based Learning Programme Agreement Regulations, 2018

Chapter 1 : Definitions and Application

1. Definitions


In these regulations, unless the context indicates otherwise, any word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Act shall have that meaning and—



means assessment quality partner delegated by the QCTO to develop assessment instruments and manage the external integrated summative assessments of specific NQF registered occupational qualifications and part qualifications;



means  a work-based  learning programme  agreement;



means the employer par1y to an agreement or a group of such employers ;



means the learner party to an agreement as contemplated in section 17(1)(a) of the Act;


"Learnership Regulations"

means the Learnership Regulations, 2007 published in Notice RSJ 9 (Government Gazette No. 30010) dated 29 June 2007;


"professional body"

means anybody of expert practitioners in an occupational field recognised by SAQA in terms of section 29 of the NQF Act, and includes an occupational body;


"professional designation"

means a title or status conferred by a professional body in recognition of a person' s expertise and right to practise in an occupational field and registered on the NQF in terms of section 30 of the NQF Act;



means the skills development provider party to an agreement or group of such providers ;



includes a part qualification as defined in section 1 of NQF Act;


"quality council"

means a quality council contemplated in section 1 of the NQF Act;



means to deliver a document by hand or registered post or by an electronic communication that can be printed by the addressee;



means to formally interrupt an agreement for a specified period of time without terminating it;



means to dissolve an agreement before all the terms of agreement have been fulfilled;


"the Act"

means the Skills Development Act 1998 (Act 97 of 1998 as amended);


"Workplace based learning"

means an educational component of an occupational qualification that provides students with real life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills and increase the prospect of employability.


"workplace based learning programme"

means an intervention as contemplated in an occupational qualification which a person internalizes knowledge, skills and competencies and gain insights through exposure to work by achieving specific outcomes to enhance employability