In essence, the OFO is a coded occupational classification system. It is the Department of Higher Education and Training’s key tool for identifying, reporting and monitoring skills demand and supply in the South African labour market.

The OFO is constructed from the bottom-up by:

  • analysing jobs and identifying similarities in terms of a tasks and skills;
  • categorising similar jobs into occupations; and
  • classifying these occupations into occupational groups at increasing levels of generality.

The OFO adds value to skills development planning and implementation purposes in that it:

  • provides a common language when talking about occupations;
  • captures jobs in the form of occupations; and
  • groups occupations into successively broader categories and hierarchical levels based on similarity of tasks,   skills and knowledge.

ORGANIZED FRAMEWORK OF OCCUPATIONS (OFO)

NOTE: Please only make use of OFO version 2015 for the ATR17-18

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OFO VERSION 2015 GUIDELINES (FOR ATR17-18 ONLY)

Download the OFO version 2015 Guidelines.

OFO VERSION 2015 (Full OFO) (FOR ATR17-18 ONLY)

Download the OFO version 2015 PDF format. Take note this document consist of 549 pages.

OFO VERSION 2015 (Data Tables) (FOR ATR17-18 ONLY)

Download the OFO version 2015 in excel format.

NOTE: Please make use of the latest OFO version 2017 for the WSP18-19

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OFO VERSION 2017 (Full OFO) (FOR WSP18-19)

Download the OFO version 2017 PDF format. Take note this document consist of 462 pages.

OFO VERSION 2017 (Data Tables) (FOR WSP18-19)

Download the OFO version 2017 in excel format.

 

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