The main role of the Skills Development and Research Unit is to:

  • Manage the registration of MQA organisations

  • Manage the Workplace Skills Plan (WSP)-Annual Training Report (ATR)/Mandatory Grant submissions, evaluation and approvals

  • Register and support Skills Development Facilitators (SDFs) and supporting Skills Development Committees (SDCs)

  • Manage the occupational profiles within the mining and minerals sector (MMS) and the updating of the Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO)

  • Develop the Sector Skills Plan (SSP) including the identification of scarce skills

  • Manage research projects