Occupational training is a particular approach to learning; it aims at equipping persons for a specific task. What one learns has to meet the requirements to be able to do a particular job. What is important is not so much what one will know in the end, but what one will be able to do. One has to develop and achieve relevant competencies. Therefore this approach is called Outcomes Based Education and Training (OBET).
In order to be able to do what is required, the performance on the job (called professional profile), certain particular outcomes must be clearly formulated. These specify the particular aspects of the training program which need to be covered in order to be able to do the job. To ensure that the learner can fulfil the performances required, certain assessment criteria are set. 
This hands-on vocational ministry qualification is for pastors, spiritual leaders, faith-based community facilitators, community care-givers, children workers and youth workers who are wanting to reach this generation!
Practical expertise and skills – the learner has to be able to implement the knowledge and to do what is required. These tell the learner how to do a particular task and provide opportunity to practice relevant skills.
Reflective competencies – the learner has to able to apply the knowledge in different situations, and adapt it as
needed. The program includes particular tasks which the learner has to perform in a real life situation, typical to where s/he will work after completing the training.
All three these components of the learning program are then assessed against the relevant criteria .
Occupational training consists of the following components:
Knowledge Modules: Certain fundamental knowledge – the learner has to know what to do and why it is done in a particular way. These give the information which the learner needs. It has two levels:
18 months full-time (divided into 3 x 6 month terms)
Online learning and in-community service
2 weeks on campus for an orientation, special lectures, simulated learning labs and workshops
Application Fee is payable upon submission of application for admission and enrolment form
Monthly student fee per month x16 months
Non-refundable deposit (payable prior to orientation)
One time full course payment
Occupational Certificate NQF 5: Christian Religious Professional
SAQA ID: 101571 QCTO Curriculum Code: 263601005
Where can I purchase my text books? The textbooks can be sourced online from www.takealot.com or www.loot.co.za. The approximate cost of the textbooks for the duration of the course equate to R6000.00. Purchasing e-books will be more cost effective than purchasing hardcopies.
How do I write my exams? Your Eternal Summative Assessment includes two written exams of three hours each. These will be written on the same day, usually a Saturday. The quality partner will invite the learner to sit for this National exam upon the successful completion of the program.
Where do I write my exams? The quality partner attmepts to set up venues accross South Africa for the Final National Exam. RAGLA will assist you in the details of venue and time as this exam is external.
Is the On-site visit compulsory? Yes. Due to the e-learning component you will need assistance for setup. We will further assist you in your practical and workplace experience. You will form your student cohort for SRC and colaborative projects. Special workshops, including hands-on labs will be provided to prepare you for the program distinctives.
When is the On-site visit? The On-site Orientation takes place throughout a year in January,
Is there a cost to the On-site Orientation? This part of your program is included in your course fee. No additional fees apply (except for travel costs which are at the learner’s expense).
What is the duration of the On-site visit? The orientation is a 2 weeks session, arriving on a Sunday and departing on a Sunday.
How do I submit assignments? All assignments will be submitted online. Only your Online Final Summative Assessment will be supervised by the ministry counsultant you appoint for your Work Place Component.
Do we ordain pastors? No, we are not a church. Ordination is done by the local church ministry or denomination.