SAQA Seeks Comment on Proposed Travel Professional Designation

South African Qualifications Authority

Comment is sought on the proposed registration of the professional designation title of travel professional.

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) called for input in Government Gazette 41738.

The invitation was made in terms of the Policy & Criteria for Recognising a Professional Body and Registering a Professional Designation for the Purposes of the National Qualifications Framework Act of 2008.

SAQA also seeks comment on Certified Computer End-User Practitioner, South Africa - CCEUP (SA), Information Technology Passport, South Africa - ITP(SA) and Certified IT Business Professional®, South Africa-CITBP (SA)®.

The new designations would fall under the Institute of Chartered IT Professionals.

Comment is invited within 30 days of the date of publication.

Meanwhile, in Notice 642, the basic education department has announced the approval of the General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Council’s (Umalusi) Policy for the Re-issue of National Certificates.

The document seeks to provide guidelines for the re-issuing of a certificate where the information on the original certificate is not correct.

Certificates include the Senior Certificate, National Senior Certificate, National N3 Certificate and General Education and Training Certificate.

The policy specifies the required documents or evidence for re-issues within the specified timeframes and also describes the responsibility of the requesting assessment body to ensure full compliance of each request before submission to Umalusi for consideration.

A request for a re-issue will only be considered in cases where sufficient proof exists that one or more details on the certificate is incorrect and does not correspond with the true facts.

In a separate matter, the department announced, in Gazette 41750, the salary adjustment for teachers applicable from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

Notch codes 1-98 get a 7% increase while a 6% increase applies to inclusive package scales.

Sabinet Cape Town Office