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Planning, Policy & Strategy

Planning, Policy & Strategy​OVERVIEW

Branch Planning, Policy and Strategy

Branch H provides a number of transversal (cross-cutting) content-related services for DHET such as legal services, international relations, career development, open learning and strategic planning.

Branch H comprises the following Chief Directorates (sub-programmes):

  • Programme Management
  • Chief Directorate: HRD, Planning and Coordination
  • Chief Directorate: Planning, Information, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordination
  • Chief Directorate: International Relations
  • Chief Directorate: Legal and Legislative Services
  • Chief Directorate: Social Inclusion, Access, Quality and Equity

Chief Directorate: Planning, Policy & Strategy

Purpose
To provide strategic direction in the development and implementation of relevant policies, programmes and projects. 

Chief Directorate: Policy Management and System Planning 

Purpose
To manage the policy and system planning

Directorate: Research Services Monitoring and Evaluation  

Purpose

To provide research services monitoring and evaluation

Directorate: Information Systems Management

Purpose

To provide information systems management

Chief Directorate: International Cooperation and Development 

Purpose

To develop, promote, coordinate and render international relations and access international development resources in supporting the education and training objectives, of the Department.

Purpose

  • Directorate: Africa and Middle East
  • To foster continental and regional collaboration and to develop relations with the Middle East through outreach and an exchange of knowledge, skills and best practices.

Purpose

  • Directorate: Global Partnerships
  • To promote education and training collaboration and leverage resources in order to support a quality and globally competitive higher education and training system.

Chief Directorate: Social Inclusion, Equity, Access and Quality  
Purpose

To manage social inclusion and equity, access and quality

Directorate: National Qualifications Framework

Purpose
To render the national qualifications framework administration 

Directorate: Career Development and Open Learning

Purpose

To provide career development services and open and distance learning


Directorate: Social Inclusion and Equity

Purpose
To provide for social inclusion and equity in higher education and training

Chief Directorate: Legal and Legislative Services
Purpose
To manage an administrative legal and legislative service for the Department and administer legal skills and educational Institution matters with legal implications for the Department. 

Medium Term Strategic Framework Reporting on Outcome 5: A skilled and capable workforce to support an inclusive growth path

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RESOURCES

 

DHET REF NOTITLECITATION

APPROVAL DATE

 

STATUS
DHET 002Data Quality Standard for SurveysDepartment of Higher Education and Training. (2012). Data Quality Standard for Surveys. Pretoria: Government Printer.Gazetted on 
02 August 2012
Completed
DHET 003Standard for the publication of the Master List of Education Institutions in the Post- School SectorDepartment of Higher Education and Training. (2012). Standard for the publication of the Master list of Education Institutions in the Post- School Sector. Pretoria: Government Printer.Gazetted on 
06 September 2012
Review in progress
DHET 004Standard on Approval to Conduct Research in Public CollegesDepartment of Higher Education and Training. (2015). Standard on Approval to Conduct Research in Public Colleges. Pretoria: Government Printer.Gazetted on 
17 June 2015
Completed
DHET 005Standard for File Naming ConventionDepartment of Higher Education and Training. (2015). Standard for File Naming Convention. Pretoria: Government Printer.Gazetted on 
14 August 2015
Completed
DHET 007Standard for Submission, Processing and ArchivingDepartment of Higher Education and Training. (2015). Standard for Submission, Processing and Archiving. Pretoria: Government Printer.Gazetted on 
14 August 2015
Completed
DHET 008

Standard for the specifications for Load Files for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training ManagementInformation System (TVETMIS)

Department of Higher Education and Training. (2015). Standard for the specifications for Load Files for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Management Information System (TVETMIS). Pretoria: Government Printer.

Approved by the Minister on 
12 December 2014

 

Gazetted on 
13 February 2015

Completed
DHET 009Standard for the publication of Post-School Education and Training Statistics Reports in South Africa
Department of Higher Education and Training. (2014). Standard for the publication of Post-School Education and Training Statistics Reports in South Africa Pretoria: Government Printer.

Approved by the Director-General on 04 March 2014

Gazetted on 
28 March 2014

 

Completed
DHET 010Data Dissemination Standard of the Department of Higher Education and TrainingDepartment of Higher Education and Training. (2018). Data Dissemination Standard of the Department of Higher Education and Training. Pretoria: Government Printer

Gazetted on 12 June 2014

Reviewed standard approved by the Minister on 
13 December 2017 and gazetted on 
16 February 2018

 

Review in progress
DHET 011Data Confidentiality Standard of the Department of Higher Education and Training
Department of Higher Education and Training. (2018). Data Confidentiality Standard of the Department of Higher Education and Training. PretoriaApproved by the Director-General in February 2018Completed
DHET 013Standard for specifications for Load Files for the Skills Education and Training Management Information System Monitoring Reports (SETMIS-MR)Department of Higher Education and Training. (2018). Standard for specifications for Load Files for the Skills Education and Training Management Information System Monitoring Reports (SETMIS-MR)). Pretoria: Government Printer.

Gazetted on 
17 March 2017

Reviewed specifications gazetted on 
06 July 2018

Completed
DHET 015Standard for the Quality Assurance of the Department of Higher Education and Training DataDepartment of Higher Education and Training. (2019). Standard for the Quality Assurance of the Department of Higher Education and Training Data. PretoriaApproved by the Director-General on 11 March 2019Completed
DHET 017Dictionary of Terms and Concepts for Post-School Education and Training
Department of Higher Education and Training. (2021). Dictionary of Terms and Concepts for Post-School Education and Training. PretoriaApproved by the Minister on 
31 March 2021 and gazetted on 
04 June 2021
Completed
DHET 019Standard for the specifications for load files for the Community Education and Training Management Information System (CETMIS)Department of Higher Education and Training. (2019). Standard for the specifications for Load Files for the Community Education and Training Management Information System (CETMIS). Pretoria: Government Printer.

Approved by the Minister on 
19 January 2018

Gazetted on 16 February 2019

Completed
N/APost-School Education and Training (PSET) Information Policy.Post-School Education and Training (PSET) Information Policy.
Department of Higher Education and Training. (2020). Post-school Education and Training Information Policy. Pretoria: Government Printer.

Gazetted on 
01 November 2013

Approved by the Minister on 
08 December 2019

Gazetted on 06 March 2020

Completed



Information Systems Coordination 


Legal and Legislative Services

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordination

Research Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation

System Monitoring & Labour Market Intelligence

Social Inclusion and Equity

Programme Management

National Qualifications Framework


CONTACT

Branch Coordinator

Ms Constance Kehologile
Telephone +27 12 312 5538
Fax +27 12-324 5713/086 714 0248

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Resources

Statistics on post-school education and training in South Africa: 2014




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