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Linda Ingram replied to Andrew Friedemann's discussion Just wondering in the group APPETD Association for Private Providers of ETD
"Karen, Marie and Lynel - your advice given is all spot on. I even agree with Lynel that you "do not have to be a member of an institution or assocation". Where membership does help though, is when you are unable to resolve these issues on…"
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Jacqueline Klem replied to Andrew Friedemann's discussion Just wondering in the group APPETD Association for Private Providers of ETD
"Hi Andrew I wish I had the resources to assist you. The whole education system in SA has become a big farce. We have been through the same process and it really breaks your stride and even in the end kills the passion a person had for training and…"
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Lynel Farrell replied to sylvia hammond's discussion A Tale of Two State Entities: SAQA and the QCTO in the group QCTO: Questions and Answers
"Hi Des, sometimes the real world ain't that pretty hey!  I wonder who is going to take the lead and "crack the whip"?  I will ensure to stock up with popcorn - there might be many "to be continued" chapters coming…"
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Lynel Farrell replied to Andrew Friedemann's discussion Just wondering in the group APPETD Association for Private Providers of ETD
"Dear Andrew, you never give up on learners or let them down.  This is not why you are in the education industry, and a verification gone sour, must not ever let you even think of closing shop and leave learners who have worked hard in the…"
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Marie Smith replied to Andrew Friedemann's discussion Just wondering in the group APPETD Association for Private Providers of ETD
"Andrew, if you are of the opinion that there might be grounds for appeal, it might be worthwhile to make an appointment with the (what was previously called) ETQA Manager or the CEO of the relevant SETA. I had an experience where an evaluator had…"
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Linda Ingram replied to Andrew Friedemann's discussion Just wondering in the group APPETD Association for Private Providers of ETD
"Dear Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to post this message. It is with regret that you have had to endure so many challenges. As Vice-Chair of APPETD I would like to encourage you to please make contact with the office. It is precisely for…"
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karen deller replied to Andrew Friedemann's discussion Just wondering in the group APPETD Association for Private Providers of ETD
"Hi Andrew, the key is what you were accredited for I am told.  So, if when you were accredited your curriculum documents (which would have been verified and evaluated by the ETQA concerned) would have shown the breakdown between classroom, self…"
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Tass Schwab replied to Andrew Friedemann's discussion Just wondering in the group APPETD Association for Private Providers of ETD
"Seems as if this is a rash spreading... see the article "Time to leave the boat" by Marie Smith in Accreditation, training material, assessment group... And reading the debacle on the QCTO that Sylvia posted on a Tale of Two…"
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    End User and Business Skills Trainer required in Cape Town

    Started by Cindy Goldspink in Vacancies & Contracts for Work 18 hours ago. 0 Replies

    Good day,We are looking to employ a new trainerTrain End UserTrain Business SkillsHonestReliableOwn transportat least three years experiencePlease email cv to cindy@beyndbasic.co.zaThank youContinue

    GETTING STARTED WITH TRAINING

    Started by Phillip Chirata in Accreditation, training material, assessment on Friday. 0 Replies

    I recently qualified as an Assessor and have registered   with Agriseta to offer training in Animal Production from [NQF1] to [NQF4] as well as Plant Production [NQF1] to[ NQF4].I have recently joined a company and I have been tasked to give my…Continue

    Time to leave the boat?

    Started by Marie Smith in Accreditation, training material, assessment. Last reply by sylvia hammond on Saturday. 3 Replies

    On days like today I really think it is time to leave the boat in despair - when a learning programme evaluator cannot see that what he/she sees on a checklist as an 'Evidence locator grid' is exactly the same as the 'Assessment design and plan'…Continue

    Environmental Qualifications Facilitator and Assessor

    Started by Rumbi James in Accreditation, training material, assessment Oct 15. 0 Replies

    I facilitate and Assess the following;• Qualification 22902 - National Diploma: Environment, Training and Development Practice• Qualification 22900 – National Certificate: Environmental Education, Training and Development Practice• Unit Standard…Continue

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    It's time to start thinking about your 2015 training needs

    Posted by Chantal Bailie on October 21, 2014 at 9:30 0 Comments

    The end of 2014 is fast approaching and we're all gearing up (or winding down) for a well-deserved break. 2015 will be on our doorstep sooner than we think and it's a good idea to plan for your 2015 training and skills development needs before the end of the year. Chartall Business College provides tailor-made training solutions for companies. We perform a needs analysis for each customer and then tailor a solution to meet their specific needs. To see the learnerships and qualifications we…

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    POLICY 15: WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING AND EXCURSION/OFF-ON SITE POLICY

    Posted by Jeanine Topping on October 21, 2014 at 8:13 0 Comments

    POLICY 15: WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING AND EXCURSION/OFF-ON SITE POLICY

    Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is defined as the knowledge and skills acquired through life and work experience and study which are not formally demonstrated through any educational or professional certification.

    Work integrated Learning is a mode of learning delivered under Minister of Education guidelines that integrates the theoretical concepts of classroom activities with a community…

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    Discretionary grant applications

    Posted by Cindy Payle on October 20, 2014 at 14:36 0 Comments

    The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) is a statutory body established in terms of the Skills Development Act of (1998) as amended, to enable stakeholders to advance skills levels in the services sector.

    The Services SETA invites suitable stakeholders to apply for Discretionary Grant funding. The Discretionary Grants…

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    Communicate and Connect. Confidently

    Posted by Michelle Shippel on October 20, 2014 at 12:30 0 Comments

    Whoever told you that presenting to a group of people is easy, does not know what he or she is talking about. Coming up with a brilliant idea is not a problem. The way in which it comes across to your audience is what makes a difference. Presenting to a group of people can be a daunting exercise - a trial of fire - but one which you emerge from as a more confident communicator, who is able to connect with a diverse range of people. 



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    Success the old school way

    Posted by Chantel Harris on October 17, 2014 at 11:32 0 Comments

    As any leader in the corporate world knows, success does not come quickly or easily. In fact, the best way to prepare for a leading role in a large company is starting at the bottom and working your way up.

    Although every worker who climbed the corporate ladder has their own success story, the road to achievement has some unavoidable steps. Let’s have a look at the basic framework of working your way up in the corporate world:

    Start as early as…

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    QMS Discussion - POLICY 14: CERTIFICATION POLICY

    Posted by Jeanine Topping on October 17, 2014 at 8:41 0 Comments

    QMS Discussion - POLICY 14: CERTIFICATION POLICY

     

    The Company will establish and maintain a secure database for the issuing of certificates and will request, in writing to the SETA for the approval of pro forma certificates.

    The following procedures must be implemented:

    • A computerised record keeping system that contains all the learners personal details as well as the Learner’s programme details and achievements.
    • A…
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