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.


View the Acts Bellow:


Promulgation Of Act Of Parliament

Namibia Qualifications Authority Act 29 Of 1996

Regulations National Qualifications Framework

Regulations Relating To Evaluation of Qualifications

Regulations for the Accreditation of Persons, Institutions or Organization