Towards the end of last year, SAQA published two policies for comment. The deadline for comments was extended and is today (22 January 2014).
In reading and commenting on the proposals, one had to bear in mind that policies
- are statements of intent, and
- these are overarching, i.e. they apply to all three sub-frameworks and the quality councils that are responsible for them
All of that said, the policies are generally quite sound. My key comments related to that dealing with assessment and that certain parts of it need to be reviewed to accommodate assessments in a TVET and/or occupational environment.
My comments are in the documents below.