About Higher Education Programmes
Higher Education programmes lead to academic qualifications registered on the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework (HEQSF) of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
Higher Education qualifications provide a focus towards a career field, but are not as specific as occupational programmes in preparing students for a specific job function. These more academic programmes build a flexible and adaptable knowledge base that can be applied in a great many professional workplace contexts.
Higher Education qualifications include Postgraduate, Degrees, Advanced Diplomas, Diplomas, Higher Certificates, and Advanced Certificates, and represent the pinnacle of any academic journey.
About Occupational Programmes
Occupational programmes lead to academic awards registered on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF) of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
Occupational qualifications provide a focus that points towards a specific career field and prepare learners for a specific job(s) function(s). These programmes build a flexible and adaptable competence base that can be applied in a great many professional, workplace contexts.
Occupational qualifications include National Certificates, Higher Certificates and Diplomas, and represent the base for a professional and/or academic journey.