Update on alignment of fire industry training with NQF

Misconceptions in the industry that the SAQCC-Fire is not aligning itself with the national framework is in its entirety, INCORRECT!

Members need to be advised that the training of SAQCC is with the QTCO (Quality council for trades and occupations) which forms part of the National Qualification Framework process.

The 1475, fire detection and gaseous competent person registration and training will in the not too distant future become a recognized occupation under the QTCO. The process of becoming a registered competent person is being uplifted and the training will be aligned to the NQF so as to increase knowledge.

Some changes foreseen are that registration of 1475 Assistants will be compulsory after three month probation with the employer. The whole proposed skills program can be viewed on the SAQCC web-site.