ICB - Institute of Certified Bookkeepers - Accounting Qualifications (2023)

  • History

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is a Professional Body that has existed since 1931. In South Africa the roles of professional bodies use to combine both Professional Membership as well as Education and Training. However, educational regulations and laws in recent years made these bodies split those functions.

Thus, the historic ICB was split into a Professional Body and an Academic Body in 2015. The educational body continues under the name Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

The (new) ICB, that is the body solely dealing with Academics, is a recognised Quality Assurance Partner of FASSET. FASSET is the Sector Education and Training Authority for Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting and other Financial Services).

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This means that the ICB is authorised by FASSET to accredit training providers. Act as the assessment (exams) body for the ICB courses, offered by training providers accredited by them.

Currently the QCTO (the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations) is in the process of taking on the responsibility for all SETAs. That means that FASSET “falls under” the QCTO. This might have some effect on the details of the accreditation process in the near future. Both FASSET and the QCTO are bodies established in terms of an Act of Parliament.

The ICB, under authority of FASSET (and soon under authority of the QCTO), is responsible for the quality assurance and exams (assessments) of a range of qualifications. More about that below, under the heading “ICB Qualifications”.

The Professional Body is called the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and Accountants (ICBA). The ICBA is recognised by SAQA as a Professional Body and for the registration of seven professional designations on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

Traditionally a student would study ICB qualifications, and on the strength of their qualifications, as well as working experience, and adhering to a professional code of conduct, be able to apply for Membership.

The main objective of the ICBA is to provide professional membership to Junior and Senior Bookkeepers, as well as Junior Accountants and Financial Accountants, as well as Office Administrators. As an ICB student, you can apply for Student Membership of the ICBA.

Depending on their level of qualification, successful ICB students can apply to the following levels of professional membership with the ICBA:

  • Certified Junior Bookkeeper
  • Certified Senior Bookkeeper
  • Certified Technical Financial Accountant
  • Certified Financial Accountant
  • Certified Public Accounts Administrator
  • Certified Public Accountant

Accreditation and Recognition

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is recognised by FASSET

The ICB is a Quality Assurance Partner of FASSET. With FASSET now forming part of the QCTO, it can be expected that there might be some changes in the roles of the various bodies regulating education and training for these accredited programmes.

My expectations is that the ICB will become a QAP of the QCTO, and retain its role, under a slightly different setup with the two different regulatory bodies.

Professional Bodies

Historically South Africa has a number of old and well-established professional bodies. With the big changes in the laws and regulations that determines educational rules in South Africa, these bodies had to adjust to the new world. Some did this more successfully than others.

The ICB as processional body has set an example of how professional bodies can stay relevant in this new world. They have built relationships with government bodies like SAQA, the SETAs (FASSET) and other Professional Bodies. All of this to the benefit of education and of their students and professional members.

The ICB has professional relationships with the following bodies:

  • Institute of Accounting and Commerce (IAC)
  • South African Business Accountants (SAIBA)
  • South African Institute for Tax Professionals (SAIT)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (FASSET)

Through the close link between the ICB (Educational Body) and the ICBA (Professional Membership Body), there are a number of advantages linking to these other professional bodies – for students on ICB courses, as well as IBA members.

QCTO

The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is responsible for qualifications listed on the OQSF (the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework). They are one of the three top level Quality Councils. These three are the Council on Higher Education (CHE), Umalusi and the QCTO. Together they are responsible for the National Qualification Framework.

The QCTO is responsible for the accreditation of providers / colleges / academies who offer occupational qualifications.

How do I know a course or college is accredited?

To find out if a college is accredited to offer ICB courses; and accredited for a specific course; the easiest way is to ask to see the accreditation certificate from the ICB.

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The ICB provides each accredited provider with a certificate for that specific provider, and for that specific programme.

Look at the dates on the accreditation certificate. There you can see if the accreditation is still valid. And check the name of the course provider on the accreditation certificate.

In addition to the accreditation certificate, course providers also get an accreditation letter from FASSET. Here is an example of a valid accreditation letter from FASSET.

ICB Qualifications

ICB qualifications are divided into four different areas of study. Financial Accounting, Public Sector Accounting, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Office Administration.

Depending on how you combine your subjects, you can build up to any of a number of high level qualifications, and eventually membership of the ICBA.

ICB Courses

To study towards one of the ICB Qualifications, you register with a course provider. The course provider is where you got for your classes. Or, if you are doing home study, then the course provider will send you your study material, help you with your course work over the phone, or in online study groups, marks your assignments, and keep pushing you to finish your course successfully.

Skills Academy couriers the study material to students at no extra costs. They also provide online assistance fast – answering any question or concerns students may have.

Your course provider must be Accredited by the ICB, as well as FASSET.

The ICB courses are arranged into four different fields of study. These fields of study are:

Inside each field of study is a range of courses, which I shall list below.

ICB Financial Accounting Courses

  • National Certificate: Bookkeeping
  • FET Certificate: Bookkeeping
  • National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting
  • National Diploma: Financial Accounting

Public Sector Accounting Courses

  • National Certificate: Public Sector Accounting
  • Diploma: Public Sector Accounting
  • National Diploma: Financial Accounting

ICB BusinessManagement Courses

  • National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management
  • Higher Certificate: Office Administration
  • National Diploma: Financial Accounting

ICB Entrepreneurship Courses

  • National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management
  • Higher Certificate: Office Administration
  • National Diploma: Financial Accounting

ICB Office Administration Courses

  • Certificate: Office Administration
  • Higher Certificate: Office Administration
  • Diploma: Office Administration

Skills Academy offers ICB Courses through Distance Learning. Find more information here

What is the difference between Bookkeeping courses and Accounting courses?

Often there is confusion between bookkeeping courses and accounting courses. Let me explain the difference.

Bookkeeping is the process of keeping record of financial transactions. So as the bookkeeper, you make sure that all the transactions are properly recorded. Usually this means you record every transaction in a set of “books”, or in a software package like Pastel or QuickBooks.

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So the bookkeeper is responsible for the accurate reporting of all the financial transactions. Bookkeeping and the accurate recording of all the financial transactions are the first steps in the accounting process.

Accounting is the interpreting, analysing and summarizing of financial data. So it is one level above bookkeeping. An accountant will be assisted by bookkeepers. The accountant makes sure that the bookkeepers accurately record all the transactions. And the the accountant prepares and summarise those transactions in the financial statements. The Accountant is also responsible for analysing and interpreting the financial data.

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ICB Bookkeeping Courses

Since bookkeeping is the first steps in the accounting process, you will see that the lower level courses are called “bookkeeping” courses. Then as you progress to the higher levels, the courses are now called “accounting” courses.

Skills Academy offers the following ICB Financial Accounting Courses

  • National Certificate: Bookkeeping
  • FET Certificate: Bookkeeping
  • National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting
  • National Diploma: Financial Accounting

ICB Accounting Courses

Accounting is the more advanced levels of bookkeeping. So once you have passed the certificate level courses, you will see that the diploma level courses has the word “accounting” in them.

At this level you are no longer busy with bookkeeping, you have now graduated to the level of accounting.

  • National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting
  • National Diploma: Financial Accounting

Exams and Assessments

ICB home study students can write their exams four times a year. In February, May, August and November.

You usually have to register for an exam two or three months before the exam. So, if you are aiming for the February exams, you need to be registered for them by the beginning of December.

Here is a detailed explanation of the exam dates: Skills Academy ICB Exam Registration Process and Dates.

ICBA Membership

As an ICB student, you can apply for Student Membership of ICBA. The benefits of membership is as follows:

The right to use those designation ICBA letters after your name (not if you are still a Student Member)

Use the ICBA logo on your business cards, letterheads and website

ICBA Membership certificate

Tax booklet for ICBA members – updated after the annual budget speech

ICBA Members’ notebook

Discounted workshops

With the right ICB courses and work experience you can apply to the SAIT to become a Tax Practitioner – as well as get a discount on your SAIT Membership

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ICBA Members who are Bookkeepers in private practice, can apply for exclusive access to Pastel’s Bookkeepers’ Forum – which brings all kinds of special benefits for you from Pastel

ICBA Members with the required work experience and the proper ICB qualification (National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF Level 6) can apply to become an Accounting Officer through SAIBA

Certified Technical Financial Accountants and Certified Financial Accountants may perform the duties of an ex-officio Commissioner of Oaths

The ICBA has professional relationships with the following bodies:

Institute of Accounting and Commerce (IAC)

South African Business Accountants (SAIBA)

South African Institute for Tax Professionals (SAIT)

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (FASSET)

The ICBA does not offer training. However, it recognises appropriate education and training providers and contributes to the curricula of learning programmes offered by these providers.

So when you study one of the ICB courses, then you know that each course of recognised by the ICBA towards membership of the ICBA.

Further Studies after ICB

Because of the relationship the ICB has with a number of prominent professional bodies, you can further your studies on the foundation of your completed ICB qualifications.

You can further your studies with any of the following bodies, that recognise your ICB qualifications.

South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT)

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

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FAQs

Is ICB a Recognised qualification? ›

ICB qualifications are also globally recognised, with members in over 100 countries around the world.

What is an ICB qualification? ›

An ICB Qualification is awarded to students after they have completed an ICB Course or an ICB Programme. These are the qualifications that you can receive: ICB National Certificate – This can be at NQF Level 3 or NQF Level 4. ICB FET Certificate – This can be at NQF Level 4.

What qualifications do I need to be a bookkeeper UK? ›

How to become a bookkeeper
  • Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping.
  • Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.
  • Level 2 Certificate in Manual and Computerised Bookkeeping.

Are ICB courses accredited? ›

Are ICB Courses Accredited? The ICB is registered to offer accredited courses to help students obtain business skills. Once students complete their courses, they will receive credible qualifications. The ICB is also appointed by the QCTO (Quality Council for Trades and Occupations) as a Quality Assurance Partner.

Which is better ICB or AAT? ›

Is ICB The Same As AAT? No, ICB is not the same as AAT. They are financial organisations that grant their members permission for certain things, such as filing company taxes. The difference is that the ICB focuses on bookkeeping qualifications, while the AAT is more focused on accounting qualifications.

Is becoming a certified bookkeeper worth it? ›

By investing in certification, bookkeepers create opportunities for career growth and financial reward. While the median pay for bookkeepers is $40,000 a year, professionals who can demonstrate skills in helping employers manage their businesses could earn much more.

Is an ICB a diploma? ›

ICB graduates holding the National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF 6 qualifications can study further through ACCA. You will receive up to 6 exemptions to further your studies towards becoming a Chartered Certified Accountant with ACCA.

Is ICB Recognised in the UK? ›

ICB IS INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK) CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK) IAB (International Association of Bookkeepers UK) and. IAAP (International Association of Accounting Professionals UK)

What is the difference between an accountant and a bookkeeper? ›

Key takeaway: Bookkeepers handle the day-to-day tasks of recording financial transactions, while accountants provide insight and analysis of that data and generate accounting reports.

Which is best bookkeeping qualification? ›

What are the best bookkeeping qualifications?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping. The entry-level bookkeeping course aimed at budding professionals. ...
  • AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping. ...
  • IAB Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping.
21 Jan 2022

Which bookkeeping certification is best? ›

12 Best Certifications For Bookkeepers
RankCertificationOrganization
1Certified Management Accountant (CMA)IMA
2Bookkeepers CertificationNBA
3International Accredited Business Accountant (IABA)ACAT
4Certified Public Accountant (CPA)AICPA
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What is a bookkeeper salary UK? ›

The Average Book Keeper salary in the UK is £29,205. 0. New jobs added in the last day. 34. Jobs in Reed.co.uk, ranging from £28,868 to £29,541.

Which colleges offer ICB courses? ›

Colleges That Offer ICB Courses
  • Matric College.
  • Skills Academy.
  • The Learning Group.
  • Bellview Institute of Distance Learning.

What is ICB certificate? ›

ICB - Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) - Accredited Qualifications. Knowledge Base. Accredited CPD's | Up-skill | Enhance your Career. Career Tips.

What is ICB accounting? ›

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) provides professional qualifications for anyone looking to enter the profession of bookkeeping & accounting. The organisation reflects the needs of businesses and represents bookkeepers at all levels.

Can a bookkeeper become an accountant? ›

It is not an unusual career move for a bookkeeper to gain experience at a job, study, get certified, and work as an accountant.

Are bookkeepers in demand UK? ›

You'll always be in demand

And as the economy grows, so do opportunities in the field. In fact, by the time we reach 2022, Bookkeeper jobs are predicted to have risen by 11% (since 2012). This equates to 37,000 bookkeeping vacancies per year.

How can I join ICB? ›

You may be asked to complete a Level 2 and/or Level 3 Membership Entrance Paper (MEP). This is an online skills appraisal covering elements of the corresponding ICB bookkeeping syllabus at Level 2 and 3. The MEP should take a competent bookkeeper no more than three hours to complete.

Is the Certified Bookkeeper exam difficult? ›

The bookkeeping certification exam should be considered very difficult. While it's certainly not as difficult as the certified public accountant (CPA) exam, candidates should be sure to prepare as much as possible.

How do I get CPB certified? ›

To earn either certification, bookkeepers must successfully pass a four-part multiple-choice exam, verify their bookkeeping education and experience, and agree to follow a professional code of conduct. These requirements are the same for all U.S. professionals, regardless of state residency.

Where can I work with a bookkeeping certificate? ›

The roles and positions that are available in the field of bookkeeping and accounting include:
  • Junior Bookkeeper.
  • Senior Bookkeeper.
  • Accounting Clerk.
  • Audit Clerk.
  • Account Manager.
  • Office Administrator.
  • Payroll Administrator.
  • Chartered Accountant.

What is the difference between ICB and CIMA? ›

ICB is an institute that offers Business and Accounting courses to students. CIMA is an institute that offers further education and memberships to Financial Accounting students, including ICB students who get exemptions for up to 6 subjects.

Why should I study an ICB course? ›

ICB courses offer skills that are in demand in South Africa. This increases your opportunities to find employment. You can study an ICB course with a Grade 10 Qualification. This means that you are not limited if you do not have Matric.

How many years does it take to study financial accounting? ›

Accounting The three-year, full-time BCom Accounting programme includes compulsory and elective courses. Accounting The three-year, full-time BCom Accounting programme includes compulsory and elective courses.

Is ICB Recognised in Australia? ›

The ICB is the only bookkeeping body recognised by governments in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. In the UK, the ICB is recognised by HMRC as a professional body for tax purposes. ICB members who are also Chartered Certified Accountants (CCA) can give their clients money-saving tax advice.

What can I do after diploma in accounting? ›

Possible job titles related to auditing
  1. Accountant (general)
  2. Accounting officer.
  3. Audit and assurance manager.
  4. Chartered accountant (further training required)
  5. Chief financial officer.
  6. External auditor (further training required)
  7. Financial accountant.
  8. Lecturer (university)

How old is ICB? ›

- More than 45,000 exam papers are assessed by the ICB every year (that's a lot of students!). ICB programmes are registered on the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF). We've been around since 1931, which means we really know our stuff.

Do you need a degree to be a bookkeeper? ›

Unlike accountants, many bookkeepers have associate's or bachelor's degrees. In most cases, employers only require their bookkeepers to have a high school degree or GED. A high school degree can provide the basic math, writing, and communication skills that are foundational to becoming a successful bookkeeper.

Can bookkeepers do tax returns? ›

There are a range of additional services that bookkeepers can provide, such as running payroll, preparing VAT returns and preparing and filing tax returns.

Do accountants make more than bookkeepers? ›

The average salary for bookkeepers is $42,958 per year . For accountants, the average salary is $53,558 per year . Finally, the average salary for CPAs is $79,781 per year . This difference in salaries is often due to experience level and expertise, along with expected job duties.

What qualification do I need to be a self employed bookkeeper? ›

There are no qualifications needed to become a freelance bookkeeper, and you'll be responsible for recording and collating all the financial records of the business, before potentially preparing the accounts up to trial balance stage, where they are fully reconciled with all other parties.

Are bookkeepers in demand? ›

The demand for good bookkeepers is high when it comes to small business owners and accounting firms. There are more than 28,000 open positions on ZipRecruiter in the United States!

How do you become an accredited bookkeeper? ›

Bookkeeping qualifications
  1. AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping. This will give you a solid grounding if you have no experience as a bookkeeper.
  2. AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping. Study the Level 2 Certificate for skills and essential knowledge up to trial balance standard.
  3. AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping.

Can I work as a bookkeeper from home? ›

Bookkeepers often work from home, as their tasks can usually be done online. Employers often want bookkeepers to have some postsecondary education, though some will also provide on-the-job training. In addition, bookkeepers can pursue professional certifications through various organizations.

What is another name for a bookkeeper? ›

Recorder. A bookkeeper can often be simply called a recorder. This a correct alternative title because a bookkeeper is someone whose main task is to keep records that pertain to business finances.

How long does it take to finish a bookkeeping course? ›

It takes 12 to 18 months to become a Bookkeeper by studying through Matric College for our Bookkeeping courses.

How much does a bookkeeper charge per hour UK? ›

That can be between £35 and £150 an hour, depending on the job. Hiring both an accountant and a bookkeeper can ensure that the books are in order, but without spending huge costs on tasks that could be done more cheaply.

Is bookkeeping a good career UK? ›

Average Salary of Bookkeepers

The average salary for bookkeepers around the UK is £27,000 a year. As a starter, the salary is £18000 per year and goes up to £35,000 a year for experienced.

Is bookkeeping a good career? ›

Bookkeeping is one of the highest-paying jobs you can do remotely. It is also an interesting career for anyone who is interested in finance but does not want to meet the requirements to become an accountant.

Does Unisa accept ICB qualification? ›

Does UNISA Recognise ICB Qualifications? Yes, but to get recognition, you must apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). UNISA reviews each case individually, and may grant up to 50% credit for the qualification you are applying for.

How do you become a senior bookkeeper? ›

How Do I Become A Senior Bookkeeper? To become a Senior Bookkeeper, you will need to study the ICB Financial Accounting Programme and study the following courses: Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate. Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate.

Does Unisa offer ICB courses? ›

UNISA does not offer ICB courses. If you want to study an ICB course, you can apply at the following distance learning colleges: Matric College. Skills Academy.

Are ICB qualifications Recognised? ›

ICB's qualifications are recognised by international professional bodies for either memberships and/or exemptions; ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK)

What is bookkeeping course? ›

The BOOKKEEPING NC III Qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve to enable him/her to journalize transactions, post transactions, prepare trial balance, prepare financial reports and review internal control system.

What is the full form of ICB? ›

International competitive bidding (ICB) is a bidding and procurement process the World Bank requires of any borrower that obtains goods, work and non-consulting services with financing provided by the World Bank.

Are ICB courses accredited? ›

Are ICB Courses Accredited? The ICB is registered to offer accredited courses to help students obtain business skills. Once students complete their courses, they will receive credible qualifications. The ICB is also appointed by the QCTO (Quality Council for Trades and Occupations) as a Quality Assurance Partner.

What qualifications do you need to be a bookkeeper UK? ›

How to become a bookkeeper
  • Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping.
  • Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.
  • Level 2 Certificate in Manual and Computerised Bookkeeping.

Which bookkeeping certification is best UK? ›

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has a range of bookkeeping qualifications, with the highest certificate allowing the bookkeeper to use the AATQB letters after their name. Once you've achieved that level, you can apply to become an AAT licensed bookkeeper so you're licensed to offer services.

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Does Unisa Recognise ICB qualification? ›

Does UNISA Recognise ICB Qualifications? Yes, but to get recognition, you must apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). UNISA reviews each case individually, and may grant up to 50% credit for the qualification you are applying for.

Is ICB Recognised in South Africa? ›

Yes, ICB is recognised in South Africa. All of ICB's Courses are recognised on the NQF system, and SAQA also recognises these courses. These qualifications are also in demand, which means that students who complete these courses will: Easily find employment.

What NQF level is matric? ›

A NQF level 4 is a matric certificate qualification. You could earn your matric certificate by completing your matric final exams. If you can't complete your matric, there are national and FET certificates equivalent to it.

How do I get an ICB certificate? ›

As soon as you have been declared competent in all the modules that make up a qualification (e.g. National Certificate: Bookkeeping), the ICB will send your final results to Fasset, who will authorise ICB to print the certificate on their behalf.

Which colleges offer ICB courses? ›

Colleges That Offer ICB Courses
  • Matric College.
  • Skills Academy.
  • The Learning Group.
  • Bellview Institute of Distance Learning.

Which institute is best for bookkeeping? ›

The 9 Best Online Bookkeeping Classes of 2022
  • Best for Discounts: Udemy.
  • Best for Self-Paced Education: Financial Edge.
  • Best for Small Businesses: Coursera.
  • Best for University Education: Harvard Business School.
  • Best for a Career in Bookkeeping: Penn Foster College.
  • Best for Certification: U.S. Career Institute.

Is an ICB a diploma? ›

ICB graduates holding the National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF 6 qualifications can study further through ACCA. You will receive up to 6 exemptions to further your studies towards becoming a Chartered Certified Accountant with ACCA.

Does Nsfas fund ICB courses? ›

It is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Currently, NSFAS funding is not available to private colleges. Furthermore, the ICB is not a tuition provider so NSFAS funding will not be allocated towards ICB registered qualifications.

Can a bookkeeper become an accountant? ›

It is not an unusual career move for a bookkeeper to gain experience at a job, study, get certified, and work as an accountant.

Is ICB Recognised in Australia? ›

The ICB is the only bookkeeping body recognised by governments in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. In the UK, the ICB is recognised by HMRC as a professional body for tax purposes. ICB members who are also Chartered Certified Accountants (CCA) can give their clients money-saving tax advice.

What is an ICB National Diploma? ›

The Technical Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma is one of the courses in the ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting programme. It will build on the knowledge and skills that you have gained in the Bookkeeping courses. It will further equip you with knowledge for accounting administration.

How do I become a bookkeeper in South Africa? ›

Some people get their first bookkeeping role with a high school qualification, then learn everything else on the job. But it certainly helps to get further education. A degree isn't required. Most bookkeeping qualifications are at diploma or certificate level.

How do I check my NQF level? ›

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What do NQF qualifications look like? ›

The NQF is a single integrated system which comprises of 3 co-ordinated qualifications sub-frameworks, including the: General and Further Education and Training Sub-Framework (GFETQSF), Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework (HEQSF), and. Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF).

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