The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is a Quality Council established in 2010 in terms of the Skills Development Act. Its role is to oversee the design, implementation, assessment, and certification of occupational qualifications on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF).

The QCTO is one of three Quality Councils (QCs) responsible for a part of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Collectively, the Quality Councils and the South African Qualifications Authority (whose role is to advance the objectives of the NQF and oversee its development and implementation), all work for the good of both learners and employers. Another important role for the QCTO is to offer guidance to service providers who must be accredited by the QCTO to offer occupational qualifications.

Our School of Business Administration offers the following QCTO qualifications:
Diploma in Financial Management
Diploma in Human Resource Management
Diploma in Business Management
Diploma in Marketing Management

The program are also known as NATED (N’s) programs. All the NATED programs offered are trimester based, ranging from the National Certificate level 4 up to a National Certificate level 6 (which is equivalent to an NQF qualification level 5). Thereafter, with the acquired minimum practical work placement experience of 18 months, you can apply for your N6 Diploma.

Admission Requirements

Grade 12, N3 Certificate or a NC(V) level 4 qualification or an equivalent.