Innovation and e-Learning

e-Learning, NQF5, National Certificate in Productivity, ODI

Extract from QCTO (Quality Council for Trades and Occupations) document:

General Principles and Minimum Requirements on E-Assessment of Qualifications and Part Qualifications on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF)

In line with its key mandate of upholding the quality of qualifications within the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF), the QCTO is committed to quality assuring all forms of assessment of programmes and qualifications within the sub-framework. To this end, there is recognition of the prevalence of use of technology not only in delivering training programmes within this sector, but also in assessing students.

Definition: e-Learning: Various forms of electronic learning where technology is used to deliver part, or all of a course whether it is within a specific institution or in a distance learning environment.

About ODI e-Learning

e-Learning has completely transformed the way in which learning is imparted to students. Unlike traditional chalk and board method of teaching, e-Learning makes learning simpler, easier, and more effective.

ODI believes that Innovation must always be embraced and has embarked on the journey of e-Learning, in order to make certain components of our offering, more available to learners.

There are two approaches that can be followed:

  1. Pure e-Learning: includes no contact sessions, but online chat rooms are available.
  2. Blended e-Learning: a combination of online learning as well as attending contact sessions.

For both approaches, activities and assessments are done online.

With the support of SABPP (who also embraces technology), ODI now offers the National Certificate in Productivity NQF5 ID49793 as an e-Learning qualification. Click here to read more about this online qualification.



“I enjoyed the online way of completing this training as it is within my comfort zone. I deal with technology and software on a daily basis.”  ~ Johan du Plessis (Pr Tech Eng) Technical Support Services Lead / DBSSSA

“I am honestly enjoying the Blended e-Learning and would recommend it to anyone who wants to get the best out of learning. As a previous online student, I realised that it is not always easy doing online learning without the assistance of a tutor etc. Your understanding of the work and what is expected from the tutor is sometimes totally different. The approach we follow with ODI (online learning combined with physically attending some classes) just makes everything ‘simpler, better and faster’.  You are exposed to different views on things and you have a better understanding of what is expected of you. You are guaranteed to get better results. It makes learning more exciting and bearable.” ~ Debbie Barnes-Kock Security Practitioner – Operations

“I previously studied using the long distance/online method with no contact session. I found it difficult and sometimes frustrating. The ODI online option of using contact sessions with group interaction together with online learning and online assessments is a much better way of learning. You benefit and learn a lot from the knowledge and experience of the facilitator and through group interaction. You also get the convenience of being able to access your study material and doing your online assessments anywhere with internet access.” ~ Lister Strauch Diamond Valuator