SADC-ACQF Cooperation

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) and ACQF cooperate on the SADCQF and NQFs in the region. Implementation of the SADC Qualifications Framework started in 2016, and in 2021 SADC Secretariat and with expertise of the European Training Foundation (ETF), conducted a study to review the status of implementation and identify areas for further improvement of the SADCQF. This study was part of the research activities of the Project “Developing the African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF-I”. The findings of the study were discussed at two TCCA meetings (November 2021 and April 2022) and presented to the annual Joint Ministerial meeting (Education and Training, Science Technology and Innovation) held in Malawi in June 2022. A Special TCCA meeting (11-12 May 2023) discusses the priorities and develops the new Roadmap for SADCQF (2023-2026). The new roadmap was validated by the Joint Meeting of ESTI Ministers (June 2023).
SADCQF Review and way forward (updated 2023) SADCQF Review and way forward (updated 2023)

This study has been conducted over a period of eight months in 2021-2022 upon request of the Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Technical Committee on Certification and Accreditation (TCCA).

TCCA Meeting 11-12 May 2023: final report

Summary report of the sessions and final conclusions. Contains the new roadmap 2023-25 developed by the TCCA and validated by the Joint meeting of SADC ESTI ministers (June 2023).

SADCQF Booklet (2017)

This document defines the context, objectives, governance, quality assurance guidelines and level descriptors of SADCQF.