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sylvia hammond replied to Leon Gouws's discussion Unit standards that has expired replaced by new numbers. in the group Training Service Providers
"Dear all, thank you so much for your input and your explanations, especially for those of us not working directly with this area.  If I interpret correctly, this in large part arises from inefficient SETAs - the old ETQAs who are now the AQPs.…"
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Leon Gouws replied to Leon Gouws's discussion Unit standards that has expired replaced by new numbers. in the group Training Service Providers
"Thank you all for your comments. It is very interesting to see how we all try to interpret something which should be simple to grasp. Let me give you an example of exactly what the challenge is. We are accredited for a qualification with MerSETA…"
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"Hi there sir If you could be so kind to phone us on 072 972 6006 on Monday morning and there is a major possibility that we may be able to assist you in this regard."
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"Just a quick question: When are you going to pay your outstanding account with Competitive Edge Training and Consulting, which is due since August 2012? "
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Marie Smith commented on Marie Smith's blog post ServiceSETA requirement for agreement if learning material is purchased
"Tass, yes, I also prefer to trust clients, especially those with whom I have worked earlier. I have not had problems not being paid at all in the past 5 and a half years, but it is frustrating that some providers hold back for very long periods on…"
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Tass Schwab commented on Marie Smith's blog post ServiceSETA requirement for agreement if learning material is purchased
"I think that you might have hit the nail on the head here. Earlier this year I developed material and was simply not paid despite delivery. I think that even though I have been burned a few times, I am still naive and expect payment especially when…"
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Marie Smith commented on Marie Smith's blog post ServiceSETA requirement for agreement if learning material is purchased
"Steve, naturally the SETA can only follow up if the provider is honest and submits an agreement. But if the agreement clearly states which materials the provider obtains the rights to use, there should not be a need to follow up. There must have…"
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Steve Short commented on Marie Smith's blog post ServiceSETA requirement for agreement if learning material is purchased
"It should be standard protocol for all SETA's @ Marie.  It also protects the IP of legitimate developers should also protect providers from 'shonky' developers.  One wonders though if the Services SETA follows up with the…"
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Gill Connellan replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Are 18(2) learners on learnerships "employees"? in the group The Learnership Group
"Learners on a learnership also sign a "fixed term employment contract" for the in-service portion on their experiential learning.  Although the Lead or Host employer does not have to pay statutory returns, the learners are deemed to…"
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Madoda Sibeko replied to Corne Koelewyn's discussion Provider accreditation made easy
"Hi We want to offer bookkeeping & short courses in specific training in network products need to get help to develop material.We are based in Midrand."
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Corne Koelewyn commented on Marie Smith's blog post ServiceSETA requirement for agreement if learning material is purchased
"this is very true i am currently obtaining accreditation for a client, but guys please do note that this is very big for our seta's, this is to protect both providers and developers, i see it fit in the bigger picture and opening the…"
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sylvia hammond replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Private learning providers: Perhaps this is what we should do in the group Training Service Providers
"Hannes, I really have no idea. I used to receive regular communications from her but not for some time now that I think about it.  "
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Marie Smith replied to Celeste Maxime Lackay's discussion ETQA's Must Be Held Responsible for The Quality of Learning Materials in the group Learning Material Development
"Celeste, it must be frustrating and costly to purchase learning materials that are substandard. It would, however, not be practicable to have learning material developers accredited - that would require re-accreditation, in teh same way that…"
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    Assessors & Moderators Constituent with merSeta, Chieta, Ceta & MQA

    Started by Mark Pieterse in Leadership and Management yesterday. 0 Replies

    Good day I am brand new to Skills Universe and the world of formal training. Although, always having been involved in training in one form or another I have never formalized this as I have always been on one construction site or another. On my…Continue

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    Started by Epaphrus Senona in Accreditation, training material, assessment yesterday. 0 Replies

    Hi guys I am currently a commerce educator aged 25  and feel unhappy with my current job. I am still young and feel unchallenged. I am looking for any job within which i can achieve my full potential. I am a hardworker and very well read. I hold the…Continue

    development of learning material

    Started by Gwendoline Hoch in Accreditation, training material, assessment on Friday. 0 Replies

    I am looking for a young company to come in with us on a tender.  The tender requires us to take a young company on board to build capacity in the process.  Please give me a call Gwen 0833064376Continue

    30/70 Principle

    Started by Jainni Olivier in Accreditation, training material, assessment on Thursday. 0 Replies

    On a learnership how much time will you calculate as reasonable time allowed by an employer to perform activities required for the completion of the POE.Surely we can not expect the employer to allocate the whole day, 5 days a week till next contact…Continue

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    ServiceSETA requirement for agreement if learning material is purchased

    Posted by Marie Smith on August 1, 2015 at 17:47 5 Comments

    Most developers of learning materials are probably aware that the ServiceSETA adopted a new procedure for accreditation earlier this year. Where they previously evaluated the online application for compliance and then arranged a site visit during which the evaluator evaluated both the QMS and learning programmes for programme approval, they now first do a desktop evaluation of the documentation before arranging a site visit. The provider has to submit the QMS and learning materials in hard…

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    Introverts, business and effective growth

    Posted by Chantel Harris on July 30, 2015 at 14:46 0 Comments

    The long assumption has been that some people are shy and some others are outgoing; that people just are either of these, not a semblance of both. Yet, as we’ve all come to realise, people are too complicated to be considered one or the other - rather, we should talk about the kinds of behaviour we’re more likely to display, not what we will or always display.

    Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Elizabeth Bernstein…

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    Written Warnings and Dismissals

    Posted by Nicole van Eeden on July 27, 2015 at 11:33 5 Comments

    When compiling a written warning or notification to attend a disciplinary it is extremely important that the charges are correctly formulated. 

    Theft is a prime example: to charge the employee with “theft” is not sufficient and additional charges must be incorporated.  The reason we address other things relating to the theft is that it is not always proven in a disciplinary hearing that the act of “theft” was complete and the employee is then found not guilty.  It could be that the…

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    Red flags in the interview process

    Posted by Chantel Harris on July 20, 2015 at 14:30 0 Comments

    When starting out a new romantic relationship, there are certain warning signs that will tell you to back away, like being over 30 with no inclination to move out from the parent’s basement, or having an unhealthy obsession with taxidermy.

    In much the same way, there are certain red flags that will help you know that an employee is not going to be a right fit for your company. You want to be on the lookout for these early on, before any contracts have been…

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    Latest DHET Documents published for comment

    Posted by sylvia hammond on July 14, 2015 at 18:07 11 Comments

    Skills-universe members will be interested to see two documents published for comment:

    DHET National Policy on Continuing Education Colleges GG38924 gon569 for comment

    This document is a must read for everyone working in the area of AET. It explains the administrative and…

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    Can computer software replace the job of an HR?

    Posted by Chantel Harris on July 13, 2015 at 10:00 0 Comments

    The aim of computer software is to make the task of a human resource manager easier. However, the way in which the HR utilises and executes a task is up to them. Modern technology has advanced throughout the years, and the fear we should all have is; will machine take away my job? The answer is, not quite -especially not if you are the HR of a major company. Human interaction is still required in all aspects of keeping employees happy. Human Resource Software may help track employee…

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