NSBs or National Standard Body
The functions of NSBs include the following:
- *Defining and recommending to SAQA the boundaries of the field and, within this, a framework of sub-fields;
*Recognising or establishing SGBs within the framework of sub-fields, and ensuring that the work of the SGBs meets SAQA requirements;
*Recommending the registration of qualifications and standards to SAQA;
*Overseeing the update and review of qualifications and standards;
*Liaison with ETQAs;
*Defining requirements and mechanisms for the moderation of standards and qualifications.
NSBs do not generate standards or qualifications but rather oversee these activities at the sub-field level.