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sylvia hammond replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion So how long must a Provider store/file/keep learning records???? in the group Concerned Providers Interest Group - QCTO/SAQA/SETA
"Hi Lynel, I would suggest that the retention is specifically related to the type of activity: If it relates to a payroll issue then at least 5 years; and if it relates to a taxation issue, then I understand that is 7 years, (confirm with SARS)…"
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Lynel Farrell replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion So how long must a Provider store/file/keep learning records???? in the group Concerned Providers Interest Group - QCTO/SAQA/SETA
"Oh, I forgot to mention Sylvia, I am unable to get the retention period from SAQA guidelines, QCTO and DHET - it seems that everybody talks about document control and storage as per the requirements, but nothing gives me the information of what the…"
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Lynel Farrell replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion So how long must a Provider store/file/keep learning records???? in the group Concerned Providers Interest Group - QCTO/SAQA/SETA
"Hi Sylvia, I have been googling, pulling various policies but not one specifically gives me a clear indication of the retention period with clear indication/explanation/guidance on skills development records. Now, the question goes further. …"
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sylvia hammond replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion So how long must a Provider store/file/keep learning records???? in the group Concerned Providers Interest Group - QCTO/SAQA/SETA
"Hi Lynel I googled: "retention periods for company records South Africa" and there is a whole list of documents.  I'd be interested if you find one specifically referring to skills development records."
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Lynel Farrell replied to Clare Staniforth's discussion Does anyone have any advice on this request
"Agree Melanie!  Your most valuable proud moment is when you are given the accreditation status, then you have to maintain this.  All aspects needs to be clearly put on the table and the SETA must be informed that these are premises from an…"
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Lynel Farrell replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion So how long must a Provider store/file/keep learning records???? in the group Concerned Providers Interest Group - QCTO/SAQA/SETA
"Thanks Des, I will continue to search for the related Act that specifically recorded this. "
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Lynel Farrell commented on Des Squire's blog post Conflict of interest
"Des, this is not to be negative towards you at all.  But you do not need to take anything physical of a provider's premises in order to steel information (as I mentioned before, many untold stories), not all individuals are honest, but…"
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Manus Moll commented on Des Squire's blog post Conflict of interest
"As learning material developer and accredited Training Provider I would welcome a person with years of experience in the industry as a verifier. We definitely need experienced people with the intent to develop the emerging providers.  If any…"
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Nigel Storm Shipston commented on Des Squire's blog post Conflict of interest
"Certainly Des, I have said it already, in your circumstances, I see no conflict of interest.  What you have laid out as verification is the way that it should be.  Because you understand the system you work in a manner that justifies your…"
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Des Squire replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion So how long must a Provider store/file/keep learning records???? in the group Concerned Providers Interest Group - QCTO/SAQA/SETA
" It all has to do with the storage of documents and the related Act. So the response would be five years."
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Hannes Nel replied to Clare Staniforth's discussion Does anyone have any advice on this request
"Help them if you can, Clare. Most private providers to not own their premises - they lease them. Besides, lots of occupational learning is offered as work integrated learning, i.e. at the premises of the client. We've helped fifteen emerging…"
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Des Squire commented on Christine Maritz's blog post Generic Job competencies
"Have you had a look at the OFO's - they give a fairly good generic set of competencies. You can download from any of the SETA web sites. Drop me a line if you have a problem. "
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Maruping Given Maila replied to Clare Staniforth's discussion Does anyone have any advice on this request
"If your venue meets the requirements of MICT SETA then they will get  accreditation. There is nothing wrong with renting out the venue. You can draft a lease agreement with them whenever they make use of your venue. Yes I support the writer who…"
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Des Squire replied to Clare Staniforth's discussion Does anyone have any advice on this request
"Hi Frank I agree with all of your comments. Providers must be careful however as it is possible the provider applying for accreditation will never make use of their premises. They will use this simply for accreditation purposes - same as some use…"
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Generic Job competencies

Hi AllHope there is someone out there who can assist.I have been looking for a long time for generic or specific job competencies for jobs in the country.  E.g. the job competencies and skills needed for a PA, Security Guard, Finance Clerk, etc to…See More
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    Government and private sector needed to support small business

    Started by sylvia hammond in Leadership and Management 7 hours ago. 0 Replies

    As so many skills-universe members are small private providers, I thought that this article issued by SAnews.gov.za would be of interest."Government and the private sector have to work together to invest and support small businesses and cooperatives…Continue

    Tags: SAICA, Factory, entrepreneurs, inequality, resources

    Does anyone have any advice on this request

    Started by Clare Staniforth in Accreditation, training material, assessment. Last reply by Lynel Farrell 4 hours ago. 17 Replies

    Hi allCould anyone tell me if this is standard practice or not, as I have never heard of this before.We are accredited with MICT SETA for computer training.  I was contacted by another training provider who are trying to renew their accreditation…Continue

    Assessors & Moderators Constituent with merSeta, Chieta, Ceta & MQA

    Started by Mark Pieterse in Leadership and Management on Saturday. 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

    Looking for an opportunity or recommendation

    Started by Epaphrus Senona in Accreditation, training material, assessment on Friday. 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

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    Generic Job competencies

    Posted by Christine Maritz on August 4, 2015 at 14:52 1 Comment

    Hi All

    Hope there is someone out there who can assist.

    I have been looking for a long time for generic or specific job competencies for jobs in the country.  E.g. the job competencies and skills needed for a PA, Security Guard, Finance Clerk, etc to do their jobs effectively.  At one stage there was a company building such a reference tool, but I have never heard of it again.  I am sure it is a big job to compile something like this, but something really needed and…

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    Conflict of interest

    Posted by Des Squire on August 4, 2015 at 8:43 14 Comments

    I recently started doing some work as a verifier. As a provider in my own right is this a conflict of interest?  Being a registered provider I see as an advantage in relation to the verification function.

    Conflict of Interest as defined by the United Nations Ethics committee

    “An organizational conflict of interest arises…

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    Use an employee’s strengths – whether extroverted or introverted

    Posted by Chantel Harris on August 3, 2015 at 9:37 0 Comments

    There is a lot of talk lately about what it means to be extroverted or introverted. Sometimes it seems like society prefers one to the other. For instance, the outgoing, confident extrovert was valorised for a long time, but now the understated qualities of the introvert are getting a lot of appreciation.

    The truth is that no matter where someone falls on this line, their qualities and characteristics can work for them – especially in the workplace.

    Extroversion versus…

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    ServiceSETA requirement for agreement if learning material is purchased

    Posted by Marie Smith on August 1, 2015 at 17:47 19 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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