Edu.Dex

The Edu.Dex data validation utility is a custom designed application that ensures that data transmitted within the Education and Training sector of South Africa conforms to the education and training exchange (Edu.Dex standard) standard.

The primary objective for the development of the Edu.Dex standard is to ensure that any learner registration related data that is transmitted from one information system to another system in batch format complies to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) National Learner’s Records Database (NLRD) Load Specifications.

The NLRD Load Specification has been developed for the transmission of data from an Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA) to the NLRD Load Specification therefore does not specifically accommodate the transmission of learner registration data from and to other education and training sector stakeholders.

The secondary objective of the development of the Edu.Dex standard is therefore to provide the Education and Training sector of South Africa with a comprehensive standard, which complies with the NLRD Load Specification standard, for the transmission of learner registration data between all Education and Training sector stakeholders.

Level 2 – ETQA Overview

Edu.Dex system level two is designed to allow a SAQA registered ETQA to ensure that data which is:

  1. Submitted to SAQA conforms to the NLRD Load Specifications (release Level 2).
  2. Received from a training provider conforms to the NLRD Load Specifications (enhanced release Level 2.a).
  3. Received from a training provider conforms to the enhanced Edu.Dex SETA specific file load specification (enhanced release Level 2.b).

Please refer to your Edu.Dex login screen to determine the system level of your version of Edu.Dex.

Submitting data to SAQA (release Level 2)

Downloads

Edu.Dex Installation Manual

Edu.Dex User Manual

File specification (NLRD File Load Specification version 1.4)

File specification (NLRD File Load Specification version 2)

How to update Edu.Dex

 

Level 2 – Professional Body Overview

Edu.Dex system level two is designed to allow a SAQA registered Professional Body to ensure that data which is:

Submitted to SAQA conforms to the NLRD Load Specifications (release Level 2).

Please refer to your Edu.Dex login screen to determine the system level of your version of Edu.Dex.

Submitting Professional Body data to SAQA (release Level 2)

Downloadable Professional Body data file examples

Downloads

How to update Edu.Dex

Edu.Dex system level three is designed to allow a registered training provider to ensure that data which is:

  1. Submitted to a SETA ETQA conforms to the enhanced SETA ETQA file specifications for that SETA. SETAs that make use of this file specification currently include the ETDP SETA, MQA SETA and SAS SETA.
  2. Submitted to an ETQA that accepts data in the standard NLRD format conforms to the NLRD Load Specifications.
  3. Submitted to SAQA conforms to the NLRD Load Specifications (this functionality is only available to a limited number of training providers – release level 3.a.).
  4. Submitted to the NQA conforms to the NQFIMS Load Specifications.

Please refer to your Edu.Dex login screen to determine the system level of your version of Edu.Dex.

Submitting data to a SETA ETQA in SETA specific format

Submitting data to a Standard ETQA in standard format (version 2)

Submitting data to the NQA

Related

Edu.Dex – SETA ETQA Training Provider Data File Examples

Edu.Dex – Standard ETQA Training Provider Data File Examples

Edu.Dex – NQA Training Provider Data File Examples

Edu.Dex – Submitting data to SETA/Standard ETQA (release Level 3) FAQ

 

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