The NQA has the following legislative obligations:

  • to set up and administer a national qualifications framework
  • set the occupational standards for any occupation, job, post or positions in any career structure
  • set the curriculum standards for achieving the occupational standards
  • promote the development of, or analyse, benchmarks of acceptable performance norms for any occupation , job or position
  • accredit persons, institutions and organisations providing education and courses of instruction or training
  • evaluate and recognise competencies learnt outside formal education
  • be a forum on matters pertaining to qualifications
  • establish facilities for the collection and dissemination of information in connection with matters pertaining to qualifications
  • enquire into whether any particular qualification meets the national standards
  • advise any person, body, institution, organisation or interest group on matters pertaining to qualifications and national standards for qualifications.


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