Welcome to the Webinar on
LIASA Professional Status – what does
it mean?
Presented by Annamarie Goosen
Thursday 18 June 20...
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LIASA
as a SAQA registered
Professional Body
18 June 2015
1. Context and purpose of a:
 Professional Body
 Designation
2. Immediate implications
3. Long term implications
4. Exam...
Professional Body Status
is not
Statutory Status
Purpose of Professional Bodies
• Promote public understanding of the profession
• Encourage social responsibility
• Promote pride in the association
• Pr...
What is a Professional
Body?
• The NQF Act 67 of 2008
defines:
The NQF Act 67 of 2008
defines:
“Professional Body” means
a...
Criteria for the recognition of
Professional Bodies
• Legally constituted
entity with the
necessary human and
financial resources
• Governed either by a
statute, charter or a...
Recognised for
an initial
period of 5
years,
renewable for
subsequent 5
year periods
Recognised for
an initial
period of 5
years,
renewable for
subsequent 5
year periods
Designations
What is a Professional
Body?
• The NQF Act 67 of 2008
defines:
The NQF Act 67 of 2008
defines:
“Professional Designation”
...
A designation is not a
qualification
Criteria for a Professional
Designation
A Professional Designation is
awarded in recognition of proven
competence.
Going forward …
• Database to the NLRD
– SAQA: “very aware of the dire consequences if
[we] contravene POPI Act”
• Register a second desig...
SAQA through the NQF Act has awarded LIASA
the right to:
• Set and ensure standards for:
– Professional Librarian
– LIS re...
Implications for the members
Immediate:
• Update of and upload to the LIASA
membership database
• International qualifications
• Draft CPD documentatio...
Long term:
Participation in CPD -
• Capacitated and empowered
• Best LIS services
• High quality and standards
• Relevant ...
How is it going to work?
Examples only!
Scope of application:
• “The CPD programme applies to all LIS
professional and practitioner members who are
registered wit...
“It is compulsory for any person registered with
LIASA under the following Professional
Designated membership to accumulat...
Activities that doesn’t qualify for CPD points
“Not all activities will qualify for CPD ratings; there
are however, certai...
Requirements:
• “In order to meet the requirements of the CPD
programme, you will be required to:
– Maintain a written rec...
• It is important to ensure that you have a
detailed activity record include the following
critical information:
– the dat...
Let’s work towards an informed and
empowered profession.
Questions?
Annamarie Goosen
LIASA Manager
012 324 6096
manager@liasa.org.za
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LIASA Professional Body Status

  1. 1. Welcome to the Webinar on LIASA Professional Status – what does it mean? Presented by Annamarie Goosen Thursday 18 June 2015 10:00 – 11:00
  2. 2. Turn Webcam on/off. Only turn on when given the floor to speak. Turn off when done. Mute/unmute Microphone. Only unmute when given the floor to speak. Mute when done. Type questions/comments in chat box and Send. Put up hand to ask a question. When given the floor, unmute microphone and turn on webcam. Mute and turn off when done. Cancel hand when done. Exit meeting through this door at end of meeting.
  3. 3. LIASA as a SAQA registered Professional Body 18 June 2015
  4. 4. 1. Context and purpose of a:  Professional Body  Designation 2. Immediate implications 3. Long term implications 4. Examples of applying the process
  5. 5. Professional Body Status is not Statutory Status
  6. 6. Purpose of Professional Bodies
  7. 7. • Promote public understanding of the profession • Encourage social responsibility • Promote pride in the association • Promote the protection of the public • Facilitate access to data related • Support the development of a national career advise system • Encourage the development and implementation of CPD
  8. 8. What is a Professional Body? • The NQF Act 67 of 2008 defines: The NQF Act 67 of 2008 defines: “Professional Body” means any body of expert practitioners in an occupational field, and includes an occupational body What is a Professional Body?
  9. 9. Criteria for the recognition of Professional Bodies
  10. 10. • Legally constituted entity with the necessary human and financial resources • Governed either by a statute, charter or a constitution Constituted • Protect public in relation to the services provided by its members Protect public • Develop • Award • Monitor • Revoke • In terms of own rules, legislation and/or international conventions Professional designations • Publish a Code of conduct • Operate a mechanism for investigating members that contravene the code of conduct Code of Conduct • Set criteria for CPD • Promote CPD • Monitor CPD CPD • Submit a list of members in a form acceptable to SAQA Data
  11. 11. Recognised for an initial period of 5 years, renewable for subsequent 5 year periods
  12. 12. Recognised for an initial period of 5 years, renewable for subsequent 5 year periods Designations
  13. 13. What is a Professional Body? • The NQF Act 67 of 2008 defines: The NQF Act 67 of 2008 defines: “Professional Designation” means a title or status conferred by a Professional Body in recognition of a person’s expertise and/or right to practice in an occupational field. What is a Designation?
  14. 14. A designation is not a qualification
  15. 15. Criteria for a Professional Designation
  16. 16. A Professional Designation is awarded in recognition of proven competence.
  17. 17. Going forward …
  18. 18. • Database to the NLRD – SAQA: “very aware of the dire consequences if [we] contravene POPI Act” • Register a second designation • PB Committees – Revise CPD policy – Forms of assessment – Endorsing service providers • Award designations
  19. 19. SAQA through the NQF Act has awarded LIASA the right to: • Set and ensure standards for: – Professional Librarian – LIS related qualifications • Same competencies • Manage CPD
  20. 20. Implications for the members
  21. 21. Immediate: • Update of and upload to the LIASA membership database • International qualifications • Draft CPD documentation for the members • Professional Development Plans
  22. 22. Long term: Participation in CPD - • Capacitated and empowered • Best LIS services • High quality and standards • Relevant and current knowledge • Same competencies for the various job titles
  23. 23. How is it going to work? Examples only!
  24. 24. Scope of application: • “The CPD programme applies to all LIS professional and practitioner members who are registered with LIASA. The requirement to engage in professional development activities begins on the date one becomes registered with LIASA.” Exemptions: • “Only students, exam candidates or members in training as well as retirees are exempted from the CPD activities.”
  25. 25. “It is compulsory for any person registered with LIASA under the following Professional Designated membership to accumulate a total of 20 CPD points for a period of 12 months.”
  26. 26. Activities that doesn’t qualify for CPD points “Not all activities will qualify for CPD ratings; there are however, certain activities which are part of the process of the CPD points but are not actual CPD.” “The following activities will not qualify for CPD: • Attending a meeting and preparing for the meeting. • Preparing for the conference, workshops, and seminar • Mentoring/ supervision activities which is not relevant to the LIS profession”
  27. 27. Requirements: • “In order to meet the requirements of the CPD programme, you will be required to: – Maintain a written record of CPD activities. – Report CPD hours annually, and – Submit a detailed activity record on request”
  28. 28. • It is important to ensure that you have a detailed activity record include the following critical information: – the date(s) that the activity occurred – a description/ title of the activity – the organiser/ provider of the activity – the CPD category in which the activity belongs – the number of hours (duration) spent on the activity
  29. 29. Let’s work towards an informed and empowered profession. Questions?
  30. 30. Annamarie Goosen LIASA Manager 012 324 6096 manager@liasa.org.za

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