QCTO Qualifications Development

The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is a Quality Council established in 2010 in terms of the Skills Development Act. Its role is to oversee the design, implementation, assessment and certification of occupational qualifications on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF).

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), all 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.

PRINTING SA has taken up the role of the Development Quality Partner (DQP) for the development of all trades and occupations in the Printing and Packaging sector under the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). The overall project goal is to produce the QCTO trade qualifications and part qualifications for the identified priority trades in the Sector.  PRINTING SA receives special project discretionary grant funding from the FP&M SETA to cover the costs associated with qualification development.