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ACRONYMDESCRIPTION
ABETAdult Basic Education and Training
AETAdult Education and Training
AQPAssessment Quality Partner
CAPsCurriculum and Assessment Policy Statements
CASSContinuous Assessment (in schools)
CATCredit Accumulation and Transfer
CCCommunity College
CCFOCritical Cross Field Outcome
CEOChief Executive Officer
CEPsCommunity of Expert Practitioners
CETC Community Education and Training College
CHECouncil of Higher Education
CLCCommunity Learning Centre
CPDContinuing Professional Development
DBE Department of Basic Education
DGDirector General
DHETDepartment of Higher Education and Training
DQPDevelopment Quality Partner
ECDEarly Childhood Development
ETDPEducation, Training and Development Practitioner
FETFurther Education and Training
GENFETQAGeneral and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance
GETGeneral Education and Training
GFETQSFGeneral and Further Education and Training Qualifications sub-Framework
HEMISHigher Education Management Information System
HEQCHigher Education Quality Committee (of the CHE)
HEQSFHigher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework
HET Higher Education and Training
ICASS Integrated Continuous Assessment (in FET Colleges)
ISATIntegrated Skills Assessment Task (in FET Colleges)
NAMBNational Artisan Moderating Body
NEDLACNational Economic Development and Labour Council
NQF National Qualifications Framework
OECDOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OFOOrganising Framework for Occupations
OQSFOccupational Qualifications Sub-Framework
PALC Public Adult Learning Centre
PATPractical Assessment Task (in schools)
QCQuality Council
QCTOQuality Council for Trades and Occupations
QDFQualification Development Facilitator
QRG Qualifications Reference Group
RPL Recognition of Prior Learning
SACESouth African Council for Educators
SAIVCETSouth African Institute for Vocational and Continuing Education and Training
SAQA South African Qualifications Authority
SETA Sector Education and Training Authority
TVETTechnical and Vocation Education and Training
VETVocational Education and Training
WILWork Integrated Learning
YALE Youth and Adult Learning and Education
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