Glossary of Acronyms

ABET      Adult Basic Education and Training

AQP       Assessment Quality Partner

CC         Community College

CLC       Community Learning Centre

CHE       Council on Higher Education

ECD       Early Childhood Development

ETQA     Education and Training Quality Assurance body

FET       Further Education and Training

GET      General Education and Training

HEQC    Higher Education Quality Committee (of the CHE)

HET      Higher Education and Training

ISO       International Standards Organisation

NLRD    National Learners' Record Database

NQF     National Qualifications Framework (also the Framework)

NSA     National Skills Authority

NSC     National Senior Certificate

NSF     National Skills Fund

OBET   Outcomes Based Education and Training

QCTO   Quality Council for Trades and Occupations

RPL     Recognition of Prior Learning

SAIVET     South African Institute for Vocational and Continuing Education and Training

SAQA   South African Qualifications Authority (also the Authority)

SETA    Sector Education and Training Qualifications Authority

SGB      Standards Generating Body

TVET   Technical and Vocation Education and Training

WIL     Work Integrated Learning