Professional Qualification Framework: 8 levels
Level 8 : People who have the capability to create new knowledge or innovation, have been accepted at the national level or higher.
Level 7 : People who have the capability in management and planning and ability to solve problems with complex and unpredictable contexts.
Level 6 : People who have the capability in management and planning and ability to solve problems with complex and changing contexts.
Level 5 : People who have the technical capability and management skill and the ability to solve problems in the contexts with common changes.
Level 4 : People who have the technical capability with general coverage of a field.
Level 3 : People who have the technical capability in adapting principles.
Level 2 : People who have the capability in job performance skills.
Level 1 : people who have the capability in performing basic routine tasks.
Professional Qualification Framework
Professional Qualification Framework (PQF) is an 8-level, learning outcomes-based framework for all types of qualifications which serves as a basis for determining the level of professional qualifications in accordance with the competency level based on occupational standards. Each PQF level illustrates the criterion of knowledge. skills, desirable characteristics, learning outcomes, and responsibilities gained from work performance regardless of profession.
An entry-level professional qualification framework may emphasize the ability to perform tasks in accordance with operational criteria, but at a high level of qualifications emphasize the ability in the creation of new knowledge, practice, and innovation.
PQF was introduced as a key mechanism to raise the level of professional qualification and the development of national workforce to be able to compete effectively in ASEAN and at the international level. PQF is used as the instrument for assessing and certifying the competencies of individuals according to occupational standards which meet the needs of business and industry. In addition, it is aim to be a mechanism for linking with educational qualifications systems at both national and international.
PQF consists of descriptor of the desirable characteristics of the occupation that are used to classify competency, scope of work, learning outcomes, and desired output according to the level of difficulty, complexity, and extent of responsibility which is used as a tool for leveling up career development of an individual from basic to advance level based on qualification according to professional competence, known as professional qualification.