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The QCTO Accredited Provider List: In The Beginning

QCTO and Accredited Provider List. Of the 63 qualifications/learning programs listed by the QCTO (Quality Council for Trade and Occupations) in 2015, only six were available to the public.

The QCTO and Accredited Provider List Starting Point

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6 QCTO Qualifications and 11 Accredited Providers heading for Maturity?

With occupational training and development increasingly linked to market needs, one wonders why the remaining 56 qualifications were developed without industry commitment to deliver.

The QCTO Accredited Providers List Growth

Check out this list of currently registered learnerships. There is a pipeline of new QCTO qualifications being developed so there’s a lot of stuff to keep up to date with!

New QCTO Occupational Certificates Include The QCTO and Accredited Provider List

Lists of accredited providers for the hundreds of new qualifications can be found on each qualification and the QCTO website.

  • NQF. Level 1 and 2 for those with little or no high school and limited if any work experience
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We are adding more updates so follow #KeepClimbing for the latest accredited providers.

2015 QCTO Accredited Provider Data

Using the 2015 data as background information can feed into an organisation’s development strategy, particularly competitive analysis.

  • Analyse the qualifications that have been available the longest.
  • Who are the AQPs?
  • What are the assessment success rates?
  • Have learners been certified?
  • How long did it take?
  • What can you learn from the system about process and procedure when building your case study?

Take a look at the 11 accredited providers:

  • Have they rolled out?
  • Who do they market to?
  • How do they market and recruit learners?
  • Will you compete for the same market segment?
  • How can you position your organisation?

Which Six QCTO Qualifications Were First Available

  • Occupational Certificate: Compliance Officer
  • Occupational Certificate: Electrical Line Mechanic: Overhead Lines
  • The Occupational Certificate: Health Promotion Officer
  • Occupational Certificate: Office Administrator: Public Service Administrator
  • The Occupational Certificate: Retail Manager: Retail Store Manager
  • Occupational Certificate: Tax Professional
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The QCTO Qualifications table lists the following information:

Qualification / Program ID: If you click on this ID number, you will be taken directly to the SAQA website where you will be able to read through the qualification information.

Qualification / Learning program title: This is the name of the course. A qualification is a complete course whilst a Learning Program can earn you credits towards a full qualification or recognise a particular niche skill. (This means that although the skill is important, the learning program isn’t enough for a full qualification.)

The full list of qualifications is not listed here because if you’re looking for a course to study – a list of programs that are not offered won’t mean much to you. If you are a training provider, you can find the full list on the QCTO website. (I also publish competitive advice on LinkedIn).

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NQF Level: The National Qualifications Framework creates ‘career ladders’ where qualifications assist you with working your way up. For example, perhaps you study at NQFL3 this year, maybe afterwards when you qualify you may want to register for an NQFL4 qualification, then level 5 and so on.

Learning Sub Field: This tells you which learning area or field this course belongs to. For example, does it prepare you for construction? if so, which aspect (subfield) – is it plumbing, building or electrical etc?

Originator / QAP: QAP’s (Quality Assurance Partners) identify the need for the qualification and initiate its development. This should be done strategically and make market considerations. It doesn’t really appear as if a sound process was followed – hence the lack of accredited providers.

Providers: You’ll need to google their contact details to reach them directly.

Qualification / Program IDTitle / Learning ProgramNQF levelLearning SubfieldOriginator / QAP Providers (organisations offering the course)
91671Occupational Certificate: Compliance Officer06Finance Economics and AccountingCISAKhulisane Academy (Pty) Ltd
Graduate School of Business Leadership – UNISA
91781Occupational Certificate: Electrical Line Mechanic: Overhead Lines04Electrical Infrastructure ConstructionDQP – Eskom Academy of LearningEskom Academy of Learning


Occupational Certificate: Health Promotion Officer03Promotive Health and Developmental Services


1.       Bojanala Regional Training Centre

2.       Dr Kenneth Kaunda Regional Training  Centre3.       Free State Regional Training Centre4.       Kalafong Hospital(RTC) 5.       Lehurutse Regional Training Centre6.       Limpopo Regional Training Centre7.       Mpumalanga Regional Training Centre8.       Regional Training  Centre(Lilitha Nursing College- East London)9.       Regional Training  Centre(Lilitha Nursing College-Madzikane KaZulu Sub-Campus)10.   Regional Training Centre (Lilitha Nursing college-Mthatha)11.   Regional Training Centre (Lilitha Nursing College-Port Elizabeth)12.   Regional Training Centre (Lilitha Nursing College-Queenstown)

91994Occupational Certificate: Office Administrator: Public Service Administrator05Office AdministrationPSETANational School of Government
91789Occupational Certificate: Retail Manager: Retail Store Manager06Wholesale and RetailW&RSETAEdutel Wholesale and Retail Academy(Pty) Ltd
93624Occupational Certificate: Tax Professional08Finance Economics and AccountingFASSETUniversity Of Pretoria

Keep Climbing thanks the QCTO for their efforts to make information available for publication on this blog.

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Leonie Hall

Leonie Hall, disruptive thinker and dynamic strategist, is an expert in education, development, quality management and innovation. She has spoken at local and international conferences; and currently works as an independent consultant and content developer. Contact Leonie for a consultation.

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    I think you have noted some very interesting points, thanks for the post.

  2. Leonie Hall

    Hi Sallie! Thanks so much for your input and kind words! It’s great that you’re an active contributor to and participant in our ETDP system, it’s people like you who create opportunities for us to Keep Climbing!

  3. Sallie Lawrence, Training Practitioner, Metrobus.

    Hi Leonie, I was part of the TETA team that wrote the Bus driver qualification and yes it has not been used yet, so I agree with you and thank you for your honesty and input for EDT to start implementing what we have done for almost 6 months. Love your blog girl, keep it up.

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