Qualifications and unit standards registered onto the National Qualifications Framework are categorised according to their subject area. The National Qualification Framework uses a Classification System similar to the Dewey Classification System used to give order to libraries.
The NQF Classification System is based on three levels:
Fields – the broadest category of learning area. Twelve Fields have been approved in Namibia. These closely align with other high level classifications used in other NQFs in the region
Subfields – these are logical subdivisions of a specific FIELD.
Domains – these are logical subdivisions of learning areas within each Subfield.
Qualification titles use a Classification Category in their names:
Type of Qualification in Classification Category at NQF Level X
Unit standards are registered in a specific Domain that relates to the relevant Subfield of learning.