HEQCIS Year-end Arrangements
Friday, December 6, 2019

We will be taking a break from 20 December 2019 to 01 January 2020 (inclusive), returning on 02 January 2020.

The CHE announces the publication of draft qualification standard statements for the Bachelor of Sport Coaching; Bachelor of Library and Information Science; and Bachelor of Commerce for public comment. The expanded CHE mandate includes the development of standards for qualifications in higher education. A qualification standard is a generic statement of the learning domains, the level of achievement and the graduate attributes required for the award of the qualification. They set out expectations about standards of qualifications in a range of fields of study, describing what gives a discipline its distinctiveness. National qualification standards provide both compliance benchmarks and developmental indicators for qualification types as awarded in particular fields of study or disciplines.

The CHE Standards development process is underpinned by the fundamental principles of inclusivity, transparency of process and consensus, hence the call for public comment. These draft standards have already undergone narrow consultation with the relevant key stakeholder communities.

The public comment stage ensures that the broader community has an opportunity to review the content of a standard prior to its approval. Draft standards are made available to the public for comment for 30 days. All comments from the public are considered in detail by the relevant standards development Working Group, if necessary, further drafting is undertaken to accommodate responses to the comments. Comments should be sent to Ms Fundiswa Kanise at; subject: (Qualification Name - Comments) by no later than 25 January 2020.

For a full list of drafts available for public comment please click here:

  1. Bachelor of Sport Coaching
  2. Bachelor of Library and Information Science
  3. Bachelor of Commerce



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