ODETDP (Occupationally-directed Education, Training and Development Practices)


Education, training and development (ETD) is a priority area within the South African context and is supported by legislation, national policies and strategies. In order to meet the ETD requirements of the workplace, within the context of a quality assured environment, it is important to be able to identify and recognize competent ETD practitioners at various levels. In particular, all training fields require the services of those ETD practitioners who not only have a broad understanding and skills across all ETD roles, but with deeper skills in relation to a selection of several key ETD roles. Such practitioners will be able to provide
leadership and management in relation to ETD practices, while providing specialist skills in key areas. The key strength of this qualification is in the choices that learners can make. The Diploma is significantly different from the level 5 certificate in that the diploma extends the core component from five ETD roles to eight ETD roles, and requires specialization in four key roles, whereas the certificate only requires one specialization. This qualification thus directly meets the needs of the field by providing learners who are competent in the general aspects of eight ETD roles, and with specialist skills in at least four roles. This qualification will contribute towards the promotion of well designed and implemented outcomes-based approaches to learning design, facilitation and assessment, within the context of a quality assured system.

Who should attend?

This qualification is for those who have completed the National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development, Level 5, to enter
the field of Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development. The qualification will also be valuable for those who may have been practicing within
the field, but without formal recognition.

In particular, this qualification will be useful for:

  • Trainers and Training Managers
  • Assessors and Moderators
  • Skills development facilitators• Establishing a quality skills development system
  • Promoting a learning culture through team building
  • Project management for improved productivity
  • Diversity, conflict management and communication strategies

4 x 5-day study schools
Six week intervals between study schools for completion of portfolios of evidence


Please refer to training schedule or contact us for a quote.

STUDY SCHOOL ONE – Establishing a quality skills development system

U/S ID U/S Title NQF Level Credits
Core 15227 Conduct skills development administration in an organisation 4 4
Elective 15217 Develop an organisational training and development plan 5 6
Elective 15228 Advise on the establishment & implementation of a quality management
system for skills development practices in an organisation
4 10
Elective 115759 Conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessment 5 10

STUDY SCHOOL TWO – Promoting a learning culture through team building

U/S ID U/S Title NQF Level Credits
Elective 120388 Supervise a project team of a small project to deliver project objectives 5 14
Fundamental 115792 Access, process, adapt and use data from a wide range of texts 5 5
Elective 114878 Identify and measure factors that influence productivity 4 10
Elective 114884 Co-ordinate the improvement of productivity in a functional unit 4 8

STUDY SCHOOL THREE – Project Management for Improved Productivity

U/S ID U/S Title NQF Level Credits
Fundamental 115790 Write and present for a wide range of purposes, audiences and contexts 5 5
Fundamental 115789 Sustain oral interaction across a wide range of contexts and critically evaluate spoken text 5 5
Core 123397 Evaluate a learning intervention using given evaluation instruments 5 10
Core 117871 Facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologies 5 10

STUDY SCHOOL FOUR – Diversity, Conflict Management and Communication Strategies

U/S ID U/S Title NQF Level Credits
Core 252043 Replaces U/S 15233 Manage a diverse workforce to add value 5 6
Elective 10305 Devise interventions for learners who have special needs 6 16
Elective 114226 Interpret and manage conflict within the workplace 5 8
Fundamental 115791 Use language and communication strategies for vocational and occupational learning 5 5

Certification: Candidates who successfully complete all four study schools (with the required portfolio of evidence) will be awarded the full Qualification 50331 with a Statement of Result and Certificate from the ETDP SETA upon being found competent.