Mining Qualifications and the NQF

The Abet NQF-1 qualification is aimed at the mining sector and providing basic education to labourers who are illiterate and have received little to no education. The purpose of mining qualifications is to give employees basic maths skills and a simple knowledge of scientific principles that THEY will need to deal with in their working lives. The qualification will also enable them to have a better understanding of safety issue within the mining industry. Basic communication skills as well as life orientation will be taught to the learners so that they will be able to function better within their personal lives and working environments.