This is a collaborative and consensus building process involving the critical stakeholders from industry, training, education and labour. The process includes the following:
Identification of technical/subject matter experts with the requisite knowledge and experience by Sector Advisory Committee or Sector Skills Council to form the committee or Lead Body to develop the standard
Orientation and training of members of the Lead Body in conducting Occupational Analysis: methods may include Functional Analysis, Task Analysis or Developing A Curriculum (DACUM)
Development of the various components of the standard namely Units, Elements, Performance Criteria, Knowledge and Skills, Evidence Guide and Qualification Plan by the lead body.
Sign off on the standard by the Lead Body as evidence that the standards’ development was industry driven.
Endorsement of the standards by the Local Industry Advisory Committee. This will foster buy in from industry.
Approval from the SLCTVET which make the standards National Occupational Standards.