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Are you ready to move into a managerial role? If you are looking for a new challenge or a promotion at work it might be a good idea to start preparing yourself for a senior position.

what is the NQF?

What is the NQF? Saqa is responsible for running the National Qualifications Framework, or NQF. The NQF originally consisted of eight levels but was later increased to ten levels. The NQF levels run from Adult Basic Education and Training all the way up to doctoral degrees.

Whilst both academic and professional qualifications are recognised and controlled by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and both are indicative of a certain level of achievement, the levels of recognition of these forms of qualification are not always on par.

Would you like to become an artisan? What is an artisan? There is a huge demand for qualified artisans in South Africa and now is a good time to pursue this line of work. But what is an artisan? Let's find out.

Do you need financial assistance in order to study further? Pursuing a higher education through a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College might be the answer.

There is a need for assessors and moderators to be qualified and registered. Many in the education sector seem to overlook the distinction between these two terms.

‘Vocational training’ is a phrase that is often used by education and training institutions. But what exactly does it mean, and how will it benefit your career?

Do you want to get your driver's licence? Or does the thought of being behind the wheel scare you? Fight your fears and enhance every area of your life through this essential skill.

New and different careers are emerging as the wants and needs of people change, find your place in an evolving job market.

Do you want to make a difference? If you feel called to the teaching sector there are a few things you need to know.

A new tool developed by SALDRU allows South Africans to compare their take-home pay with the rest of the country.

Do you want to know where the money is? Check out the five highest paying jobs in South Africa.

Want to redo Matric? Maybe you failed the first time around, or you just want to improve your marks. There are many options open to you; let's take a look at one government initiative.

Do you have years of work experience but no matric certificate? Has this left you feeling marginalised and undervalued? With the employment rate at an all time low it is important to explore the options available to South Africans in this position in order to make use of this underrated skills source.

If you haven't decided on a career path, job shadowing could help you discover the way forward.

High school graduation means that you qualify for the next stage of your life. Find out how you can make effective decisions to delight in a fulfilling career.

Most students have reached the midway mark of their end-of-year exams. If this is you there is still time to improve your study regime and ace your finals with these top study apps.

International bodies, politicians, policy makers and researchers have always been interested in the way teachers are prepared for the classroom. T

Do you have goals and dreams that require action? Here are a few thoughts and quotes to inspire you and help you get ahead.

It might be tempting to laze about this coming festive season but spending your time productively over Christmas could you set you up for life.

Are you looking for funding for your studies? Start with your university.

How do you concentrate on the page in front of you when there are so many physical and mental distractions? Here are some practical tips to help you focus.

The final countdown has begun! Matriculants all around the country are in the thick of the much anticipated (and most often feared) final exams! It is like climbing Kilimanjaro!

Looking for a new job can be a nerve-wracking process. And, sometimes, you might feel so desperate that you accept the first offer that comes along.

Term 4, for so many, can feel much like approaching the finish line of the Comrades Marathon. Although the end is in sight, the distance already covered in the race may have been significantly challenging.

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