Qualification ID 93603 Occupational Certificate: Financial Markets Practitioner (NQF Level 7)

Occupational Certificate


This qualification is registered on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The qualification falls within the ambit of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). SAIS has been appointed by the QCTO as Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) for this qualification.

Entry Requirements

Any person with at least an NQF Level 6 qualification in finance or a related field of study or three years’ work experience the financial markets can enter for this qualification. (Please note that providers may set higher entry requirements.)

Content of the qualification

The learning programme consists of three components: knowledge, practical skills and workplace experience.

Summary of the Curriculum...

Follow the links to download the full curriculum and assessment ​specifications from the QCTO website.

  • Documents (QCTO Website)...
  • Accredited Assessment Centres (QCTO Website)...
  • The knowledge and practical skills components of the learning programme are offered by the University of Johannesburg as an Advanced Diploma in Financial Markets.


    After completion of all three components of the qualification the learner must enrol for the External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA). The EISA is a written exam that consists of two papers. The qualification is awarded by the QCTO after the successful completion of the EISA. ​ Read more...


    A learnership has been registered against this qualification – learnership registration number 01/Q010044/00/120/7. That means that employers who provide the workplace experience to learners can enter into learnership agreements with their learners and can then qualify for the financial incentives associated with a learnership.

    Learnership Agreements

    Learnership agreements must be completed according to the requirements of the Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) with which the employer is registered. The learnership agreements must be submitted to SAIS who will register it and send it through to the relevant SETA.

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    Fasset's Learnership Agreement...

    Employer and Learner Guide...