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Factsheet 1: NOCC-A21 Development

This workstream intends to:    

  • Define a step-by-step process to develop the National Occupational Curriculum Content for Artisans of the 21st century (NOCC-A21) - based on QCTO occupational qualifications as one process.
  • Develop the NOCC-A21 for the electrician and plumber trades to promote problem-solving competence of artisans in line with requirements of industry.


About the NOCC-A21:

  • Knowledge modules, practical-skills modules and work-experience modules, as prescribed by the QCTO occupational qualification, are integrated into a single programme in order to achieve problem-solving competences in apprentices.
  • Each NOCC-A21 is made up of the following key elements:
  • Learning Areas (LAs): overarching themes of learning in line with work-related tasks/projects
  • Learning Projects (LPs): work-related sub-tasks/projects which make up a whole learning area
  • LAs and LPs are captured in a ‘competence package’ which details the actual content of learning and the training methodology
  • The NOCC-A21 further reflects the distribution of LAs and LPs over three distinct phases, defined with an increasing degree of complexity ranging from simple and guided (fundamental) to systemic and rule-guided (advanced phase), and specialised, complex problem-solving (specialised phase).
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