Statistical Information and Research

The SIR Unit conducts research related to the General and Further Education and Training Qualifications Framework and related issues with the purpose of informing Umalusi Council`s professional work and organisational strategy.

The unit publishes research reports, organises seminars, conferences and public events to stimulate public debate on critical issues in education and training.

The unit further oversees the Council`s resource centre and provides academic capacity building to staff.

A Research Forum consisting of leading educational academics and researchers guides and supports the work of the unit. Guidance is provided in respect of the following:

  • Conceptualisation of the research agenda
  • Design of research projects
  • Evaluation of the outcomes / findings of research

Umalusi accredits private providers of education and training as well as private assessment bodies to offer tuition and/or assessment for qualification(s) on the General and Further Education and Training Qualification Framework.… Learn More…

The main functions of the two quality assurance of assessment units, School Qualifications [QAA-SQ] and Post School Qualifications [QAA-PSQ], are to set standards for assessment of qualifications…. Learn More..

Umalusi verifies certificates issued for all the following qualifications … Learn More..

Umalusi’s mandate as a Quality Council derives from the NQF Act, Act No 67 of 2008, and its establishment act, the GENFETQA Act, Act No 58 of 2001, amended in 2008. Learn More…

Umalusi Council has always grounded its work in well considered research based on issues within its mandate and education and training as a whole… Learn More…

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