Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
|Postal||Private Bag X278, Pretoria, 0001|
|Physical||256 Glyn Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, 0083|
|Tel||012 003 1800|
OverviewThe mission of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is to effectively and efficiently manage the occupational qualifications subframework in order to set standards for, develop, and quality assure national occupational qualifications for all who want a trade or occupation and, where appropriate, for professions.
The QCTO is one of three Quality Councils (QCs) responsible for a part of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Collectively, the Quality Councils and the South African Qualifications Authority (whose role is to advance the objectives of the NQF and oversee its development and implementation), work for the good of both learners and employers. Another important role for the QCTO is to offer guidance to service providers, who must be accredited by the QCTO to offer occupational qualifications.