For the student, there are three reasons for consenting:

1. Verification of the learner's achievements

Should a specific qualification stated on a CV not be found on the NLRD when a prospective employer searches for it, it might be considered that such an achievement does not exist. Although the verifications service recommends that the specific institution be consulted in the case where the achievement is not found, not all bother to make the enquiry.

2. Being included in skills searches

Sometimes the NLRD receives requests from third parties to do targeted mail-outs for specific jobs on offer that require people with specific achievements. In these cases, it is most beneficial to students to have their details on the NLRD.

3. For the national good

By assisting in building this database, we can build an understanding of the skills available in South Africa and in the higher education sector. This will assist decision-makers and national planners to make the most informed decisions concerning higher education and the labour market in South Africa.


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