Mr Vijayen Naidoo
Mr Vijayen Naidoo was appointed as the CEO of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations on 1 June 2017 having previously held the post of Chief Director for Occupational Quality Assurance since 2014. Prior to this, Mr Naidoo worked for Umalusi (Council for General and Further Education and Training). As the Senior Manager: Quality Assurance of Assessment, he was responsible for managing the development and implementation of the Umalusi quality assurance systems to support the introduction of the National Certificate Vocational (NCV) in 2007 and the National Senior Certificate (NSC) in 2008.
Mr Naidoo has almost 30 years of experience in the education and training sector and has held various positions including teacher, technical college lecturer, Deputy Principal of a Technical College, and Deputy Chief Educational Specialist at the Gauteng Department of Education. Mr Naidoo serves on the Board of SAQA, the NSA, and the Quality Councils as well as on various task teams and structures which contribute to the development of key policies in the education and training sectors. His areas of expertise are in Quality Assurance and Assessment.