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:
- Submitted to SAQA conforms to the NLRD Load Specifications (release Level 2).
- Received from a training provider conforms to the NLRD Load Specifications (enhanced release Level 2.a).
- 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.