This list is issued to guide tertiary institutions on what courses they must offer to provide SA with the right skills. But many of the occupations do not require degrees

Government gazetted a new list of 345 occupations that are in high demand last week.

This list is issued to guide tertiary institutions on what courses they must offer to provide SA with the right skills.

But many of the occupations do not require degrees.

On Friday, the department of higher education and training gazetted the 2020 national list of occupations in high demand.

“South  Africa  continues  to  face  devastating  and  deepening  levels  of unemployment.

Paradoxically, though, this tragic and alarming phenomenon is accompanied by persistent concerns about the quality and availability of skills,” the department said in the document.

“Skills ‘mismatches,’ real and perceived, are  widely  regarded  as  constraining  economic  growth  and  development,  and a barrier to social inclusion and poverty reduction.

Consequently, it is imperative to identify skills needs in South Africa and ensure that education and training, at all levels, responds to the needs of the economy.”

 

The list of 345 high-demand occupations

 

 

There are hundreds of positions that do not require that a university degree on the list, including the following:
There are hundreds of positions that do not require that a university degree on the list, including the following:

The list of 345 high-demand occupations is issued to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and community colleges as well as universities to ensure that they are training South Africans in the right skills.

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It includes a wide range of medicine-related fields, as well as engineering and ICT skills.

This occupations do not require degrees

There are hundreds of positions that do not require that a university degree on the list, including the following:

  • Health and Safety Manager – Diploma or advanced certificate (National Qualifications Framework [NQF] Level 6)

 

  • ICT Project Manager – Diploma or advanced certificate (NQF Level 6)

 

  • Data Management Manager – Diploma or advanced certificate (NQF Level 6)

 

  • Manufacturing Quality Manager – Diploma or advanced certificate (NQF Level 6)

 

  • Health and Safety Manager – Diploma or advanced certificate (NQF Level 6)

 

  • Ship’s surveyor – Diploma or advanced certificate (NQF Level 6)

 

  • Aircraft navigator – Diploma or advanced certificate (NQF Level 6)

 

  • Air Traffic controller – Diploma or advanced certificate (NQF Level 6)

 

  • Airborne electronics analyst – Diploma or advanced certificate (NQF Level 6)

 

  • Airworthiness surveyor – Diploma or advanced certificate (NQF Level 6)

 

  • Veterinary nurse – Diploma or advanced certificate (NQF Level 6)

 

  • Veterinary technician – Diploma or advanced certificate (NQF Level 6)

 

  • Veterinary technologist – Diploma or advanced certificate (NQF Level 6)

 

 

  • Marine safety officer – Diploma or advanced certificate (NQF Level 6)

 

  • Safety inspector – National certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Security Officer – National certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Alarm, Security or Surveillance Monitor – National certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Retail Loss Prevention Officer – National certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Close protector – National certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Tree feller – Intermediate certificate (NQF Level 3)

 

  • Carpenter and Joiner – Occupational certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Pressure welder – National certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Steel Fixer – Intermediate certificate (NQF Level 3)

 

  • Toolmaker – Higher certificate (NQF Level 5)

 

  • Metal Machinist – Occupational certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Fitter and Turner – Occupational certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Automotive motor mechanic – Occupational certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Industrial Machinery Mechanic – Occupational certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Mechanical Equipment Repairer – No qualification required

 

  • Mechanical or diesel fitter – Occupational certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Small Engine Mechanic – Occupational certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Clothing,  Textile  and  Leather  Goods Production Operator- Elementary certificate (NQF Level 2)

 

  • Textile Wet Process Production Operator – Elementary certificate (NQF Level 2)

 

 

  • Leather Processing Machine Operator- Elementary certificate (NQF Level 2)

 

  • Footwear   Production   Machine Operator- Elementary certificate (NQF Level 2)

 

  • Quality Controller (Manufacturing) – Higher certificate (NQF Level 5)

 

  • Textile,  Clothing,  Footwear  and  Leather Processing Machine Mechanic – National certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Shipwright – National certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Driller  – Occupational certificate (NQF Level 2)

 

  • Rock drill operator – Intermediate certificate (NQF Level 3)

 

  • Machine operator – Occupational certificate (NQF Level 3 or 4)

 

  • Diesel Mechanic – Occupational certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Heavy equipment, tractor, forklift or  lubrication equipment mechanic – Occupational certificate (NQF Level 4 or 5)

 

  • Non-motorised transport equipment repairer – No formal qualification required

 

  • Precision instrument maker and repairer  – National certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Electrical Installation Inspector – National certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Mechatronics Technician – Occupational certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Lift, transportation, weapon systems or electrical equipment mechanic – Occupational certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Armature Winder – Occupational certificate (NQF Level 4)

 

  • Various contact centre positions, including resource planner and forecast analyst – (NQF Level 6)
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