NSQF Level Descriptors
|LEVEL||Process required||Professional Knowledge||Professional Skill||Core Skill||Responsibility|
|1||Prepares person to/carry out process that are repetitive on regular basis require no previous practice,||Familiar with common trade terminology, instructional words, meanings and understanding.||Routine and repetitive, takes safety and security measures.||Reading and writing; addition, subtraction; personal financing; familiarity with social and religious diversity, hygiene and environment.||No responsibility; always works under continuous instruction and close supervision.|
|2||Prepares person to/carry out processes that are repetitive, on a regular basis, with little application of
understanding, more of practice.
|Material, tools and applications in a limited context, understands context of work and quality.||Limited service skills used in limited context; select and apply tools; assist in professional works with no variables; differentiate good and bad quality.||Receive and transmit written and oral messages, basic arithmetic, personal financing, understanding of social, political, and religious diversity, hygiene and environment.||No responsibility; works under
instruction and close supervision.
|3||Person may carry out a job which may require limited range of activities routine and predictable.||Basic facts, process and principle applied
in trade of employment.
demonstrate practical skill, routine and repetitive in narrow range of application
|Communication written and oral, with minimum required clarity, skill of basic arithmetic and algebraic principles, personal banking, basic understanding of social and natural environment.||Under close supervision.
Some responsibility for own work within defined limit.
|4||Work in familiar, predictable, routine, situation of clear choice.||Factual knowledge of field of knowledge or study.||
demonstrate practical skill, routine and repetitive in narrow range of application, using appropriate rule and tool, using quality concepts.
Language to communicate written or oral, with required
clarity, skill to basic arithmetic and algebraic principles, basic understanding of social political and natural environment.
|Responsibility for own work and learning.|
|5||Job that requires well developed skill, with clear choice of procedures in familiar context.||Knowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts, in a field of work or study..||A range of cognitive and practical skills required to accomplish tasks and solve problems by selecting and applying basic methods, tools, materials and information.||Desired mathematical skill; understanding of social, political; and some skill of collecting and organising information, communication.||Responsibility for own work and learning and some responsibility for
others’ works and learning.
|6||Demands a wide range of specialised technical skill, clarity of knowledge and practice in broad range of activity involving standard and non-standard practices.||Factual and theoretical knowledge in broad contexts within a field of work or study.||A range of cognitive and practical skills required to generate solutions to specific problems in a field of work or study.||Reasonable good in mathematical calculation, understanding of social, political and reasonably good in data collecting organising information, and logical communication.||Responsibility for own work and learning and full responsibility fo
other’s works and learning.
|7||Requires a command of wide-ranging specialised theoretical and practical skills, involving variable routine and nonroutine contexts.||Wide-ranging factual and theoretical knowledge in broad contexts within a field of work or study.||Wide range of cognitive and practical skills required to generate solutions to specific problems in a field of work of study.||Good logical and mathematical skill understanding of social political and natural environment and organising information, communication and presentation skill.||Full responsibility for output of group and development.|
|8||Comprehensive, cognitive, theoretical knowledge and practical skills to develop creative solutions to abstract problems.
Undertakes self-study; demonstrates intellectual independence, analytical rigour and good communication.
|Exercise management and supervision in the context of work/study having unpredictable changes; responsible for the work of others.|
|9||Advanced knowledge and skill.
Critical understanding of the subject, demonstrating mastery and innovation, completion of substantial research and dissertation.
|Responsible for decision making in complex technical activities involving unpredictable work/study situations.|
|10||Highly specialised knowledge and problem solving skill to provide original contribution to knowledge through research and scholarship.||Responsible for strategic decisions in unpredictable complex situations of work/study.|