Prepare for Changes in South Africa's Training Space with KVR Training

Attention South African business owners! How much do you know about upcoming changes in the South African skills development space? Are you aware of the changes that are coming with the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and what they mean for your business and employees?

In South Africa, the QCTO holds the responsibility of supervising the creation, approval, execution, evaluation, and validation of occupational qualifications, part-time qualifications, and skills programs. As of April 2023 it is understood that after June 2023, legacy qualifications will expire, and companies will need to explore occupationally directed qualifications aligned with the QCTO's Occupational Qualification Sub-framework. This will enable them to identify appropriate training programs that cater to their skills development needs.

If Legacy Qualifications expire after June 2023, Learners who are registered until 30 June 2024 will be permitted to continue their achievements for legacy qualifications until 2027, during the teach-out period. However, to receive a qualification, learners must enroll during the registration period and ensure completion before the teach-out period ends on 30 June 2027.

We know what you’re thinking: More paperwork and complicated legalities to wrap your head around. Not necessarily! That's why KVR Training exists ‒ to guide you through the changes and ensure compliance with the new Occupational Qualification Sub-Framework (OQSF). Keep reading to learn more about how KVR Training can guide your business in the transition to occupationally directed qualifications.

There is talk of an extension but nothing has been confirmed or published yet. 

The QCTO’s Role In Ensuring A Qualified Workforce and Job Creation

The QCTO aims to play a significant role in making sure that South Africa's workforce is top-notch and that we're creating more jobs for our people, with an emphasis on equal pay and employee value.

Essentially, they aim to achieve this by making sure that qualifications and training programs are designed in a way that matches up with what employers are looking for in the industry. This equips South Africans with the skills they need to succeed in their careers, making sure businesses have improved employee retention and fully optimised human capital. 

Thus ensuring a better quality of life for the South African workforce and, subsequently, their communities.

From Compliance To Competence: Quality Training for a Thriving Workforce

With the QCTO taking on the primary responsibility for skills development, businesses need to ensure that they are compliant with the new framework. To prepare for the changes and stay ahead of the curve, businesses should focus on quality skills development and training programs. This may mean investing in new training programs or upskilling current employees to meet the new requirements.

This can be achieved through training programs and online courses that align with the OQSF. By staying informed and proactive, businesses can position themselves to thrive in the changing landscape of skills development and training.

How KVR Training Can Help Your Business Meet the New Frameworks?

So, what does this mean for your business? It means that it's time to take action and prepare for the changes that are coming. How can you ensure that your business is ready to meet the new framework and regulations? It's simple, and it begins with a tailored proposal and training plan from a trusted training partner. 

Don't wait until June 2023 to prepare for the changes in the skills development space. Partner with KVR Training to help identify the most suitable program according to the OQSF and develop an implementation plan that caters to your unique skills development needs!

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