ODI has primary accreditation with the Services Sector Education & Training Authority (decision number 0228). ODI also has further programme approval to provide qualifications, learnerships, and skills programmes through merSETA and SABPP.
The learnerships offered by ODI are carefully selected, to support companies on their journey of Continuous Improvement.
Our Supervision for Energised WorkTeams programme has been offered since 1989. It was always used to strengthen the implementation of a structured CI programme. With the introduction of accredited learning, ODI leaped at the opportunity to give people who do all this hard work credits, and an actual qualification (National Certificate: Generic Management – Supervisory NQF3). Little did we know at the time that this will eventually lead to a full career development opportunity, that includes many different qualifications.
The offering of NQF4 and 5 management programmes in ODI was originally requested by Supervisors. Not only did they want to continue their own journey of personal development, but they also wanted their managers to experience what they did.
NQF2 was added at a later stage, as Supervisors felt that they needed assistance with the coaching of Continuous Improvement. Over the years, it has been extremely satisfying to see how people progress through these levels.
- To promote access to education and training
- To increase skills and workplace experience
- To establish a workforce that is serious about their professional and personal development
- Properly structured programmes that leads to a qualification
- Time is spent on theory and practice
- Skills are implemented in the workplace
ODI closely follows the progress made by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). Workshops are regularly attended. ODI also participated in the development of selected qualifications.
The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is a quality council established in 2010 in terms of the Skills Development Act No. 97 of 1998. Its role is to oversee the design, implementation, assessment, and certification of occupational qualifications, including trades, on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF).
The QCTO also offers guidance to skills development providers, who must be accredited by the QCTO to offer occupational qualifications.