The NQF consist of 10 levels divided into three band; Levels 1 to 4 equate to high school grades 9 to 12 or vocational training, 5 to 7 are college diplomas and technical qualifications, 7 to 10 are university degrees.
|2||Grade 10 and National (vocational) Certificates level 2|
|3||Grade 11 and National (vocational) Certificates level 3|
|4||Grade 12 (National Senior Certificate) and National (vocational) Cert. level 4|
|5||Higher Certificates and Advanced National (vocational) Cert.|
|6||National Diploma and Advanced certificates|
|7||Bachelor’s degree, Advanced Diplomas, Post Graduate Certificate and B-tech|
|8||Honours degree, Post Graduate diploma and Professional Qualifications|