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