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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Post Graduate Certificate: Higher Education and Training 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
23113  Post Graduate Certificate: Higher Education and Training 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Higher Education & Training 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
The individual Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of this report.  HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 05 - Education, Training and Development  Higher Education and Training 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 7  NQF Level 07  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 091/21  2021-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The PGCHET is a post-graduate qualification intended to provide professional development for Education, Training and Development practitioners in Higher Education. It will equip such practitioners to fulfil specific roles/obligations as educators in Higher Education and Training. This is intended to enhance learning in Higher Education institutions and enable learners to have greater chances of success. It is directed at persons with Higher Education teaching experience and persons wishing to specialise in Higher Education as a field of study. The target group therefore includes in-service academic staff at Higher Education institutions and academic staff registered for Higher Education learnerships in terms of the Skills Development Act.

Rationale for Qualification:

This qualification will:
1. Improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in Higher Education in South Africa in a context of new demands and opportunities for Higher Education institutions and practitioners
2. Contribute to the fostering and retention of professionally skilled teaching personnel within Higher Education
3. Contribute to the attainment of employment equity in the Higher Education practitioner corps
4. Enable persons wishing to pursue a career in Higher Education to develop their knowledge of Higher Education as a field of study. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Persons wishing to pursue this qualification should:
  • Have prior or concurrent Higher Education teaching experience
  • Have a discipline-related qualification at NQF level 8 Postgraduate 1
    OR
  • Have a discipline-related qualification at NQF level 6 and appropriate work experience
  • Be proficient in the language(s) of instruction

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    This qualification may be obtained through the recognition of relevant prior learning and/or experience. For the purposes of recognising prior learning, providers are required to develop structured means for the assessment of individual candidates on a case by case basis. Such procedures, and the assessment of individual candidates must be subject to moderation. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    No fundamental unit standards were developed because of the high level of expertise that is required of persons wishing to do this qualification. The discipline-specific qualification at NQF Level 6 is regarded as adequate for providing fundamental competencies.

    Note to providers:

    The core unit standards are compulsory. The outcomes from the chosen elective unit standards (from which a minimum of 20 credits must be selected) can be integrated with those of the core unit standards for the purposes of delivery and assessment. 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Successful candidates will have demonstrated the acquisition/mastery of the competences articulated in the relevant unit standards and will have satisfied the criteria attached to each of these. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Integrated Assessment:

    The attainment of the qualification requires a holistic approach to achieving the outcomes in all the unit standards. Integrated assessment determines the level of integration of the learning and will assess:
  • the extent to which practitioners can teach competently and effectively in Higher Education institutions
  • the extent to which practitioners have integrated the roles envisaged in each of the core unit standards and the chosen elective unit standards
  • the practitioner`s applied competence, i.e. the ability to apply theoretical knowledge critically to their educational practice.

    Evidence of such competence should be collected by a range of assessment strategies which are appropriate to the purpose and NQF level of the qualification. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification allows for both horizontal (persons with qualifications at the same or higher NQF level can pursue this qualification for career orientation) and vertical (persons completing this qualification can proceed to a relevant Masters qualification) articulation. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accredited providers should establish or refine moderation procedures and systems in line with the requirements of the relevant ETQA.

    Results of assessment should be moderated by one or more external moderators. External moderators should provide reports not only on the fairness and consistency of assessment, but also on the validity of the assessment design in terms of the specified outcomes. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Accredited providers may use their own qualified staff as assessors. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  14294  Analyse higher education and training missions, contexts and legislation  Level 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  10 
    Core  14300  Conduct research into higher education and training practice  Level 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  10 
    Core  14297  Design, develop and implement assessment of learning in Higher Education and Training  Level 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  20 
    Core  14301  Interpret and design learning programmes and modules for higher education and training  Level 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  20 
    Core  14302  Manage learning facilitation in Higher Education and Training  Level 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  10 
    Core  14298  Mediate and facilitate learning in Higher Education  Level 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  20 
    Core  14299  Mentor and advise learners in Higher Education and Training  Level 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  10 
    Elective  7977  Moderate Assessment  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
    Elective  14304  Design and develop web-based learning (WBL)  Level 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  10 
    Elective  14295  Design and implement experiential learning in a workplace  Level 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  10 
    Elective  14303  Manage a higher education and training learning programme  Level 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  10 
    Elective  14296  Supervise research in higher education and training  Level 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  10 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    LP ID Learning Programme Title Originator Pre-2009
    NQF Level
    NQF Level Min Credits Learning Prog End Date Quality
    Assurance
    Functionary
    NQF Sub-Framework
    87287  Postgraduate Certificate: Higher Education  Nelson Mandela University  Level 7  Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L7  120  2018-12-31  CHE  HEQSF 
    57633  Postgraduate Certificate: Higher Education and Training  University of Fort Hare  Level 7  Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L7  120     CHE  HEQSF 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THESE LEARNING PROGRAMMES: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    LP ID Learning Programme Title Accredited Provider
    87287  Postgraduate Certificate: Higher Education  Nelson Mandela University  
    57633  Postgraduate Certificate: Higher Education and Training  University of Fort Hare  



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