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Peter van Nieuwenhuizen replied to Gill Connellan's discussion Psychology of user acceptance unit standards for IT projects in the group Freelance Facilitators
"Your best bet is to get Glenford Myers' book "The Art of Software Testing" .  After spending more than 20 years in the software engineering field, I would not trust any so called Unit Standard.  You also need to look at…"
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karen deller replied to sylvia hammond's discussion SAQA publishes National Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning in the group Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
"thanks - but the approach I can't really take that much credit for.  it is the philosophy of RPL as a pedagogy in its own right, as opposed to RPL as 'simply' an assessment process.  Neither is universally correct in all…"
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sylvia hammond replied to sylvia hammond's discussion A Tale of Two State Entities: SAQA and the QCTO in the group QCTO: Questions and Answers
"Good morning to all and thank you for your responses so far - I'm sure that there will be more. Pierre I agree with so much of your analysis and as I listened to the discussion following the presentation, I felt that the two parties could have…"
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Steve Short replied to sylvia hammond's discussion SAQA publishes National Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning in the group Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
"That's what I would call best practice @ Karen. Well done!"
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Steve Short replied to sylvia hammond's discussion A Tale of Two State Entities: SAQA and the QCTO in the group QCTO: Questions and Answers
""I say, let's can the QCTO as mooted by the Minister in the Green Paper and go back to SAQA".  I agree. “We trained hard—but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we were reorganized. I was…"
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Psychology of user acceptance unit standards for IT projects

I am currently assisting a training provider to align various programmes to the National Certificate: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Software Testing (L5).  We would like to add a unit standard that relates to the psychology around…See More
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Gill Connellan replied to sylvia hammond's discussion A Tale of Two State Entities: SAQA and the QCTO in the group QCTO: Questions and Answers
"Oh dear Jacqueline, this is very distressing.  I honestly do believe that the existing professional bodies who are already ETQAs should be the leaders for those of us in professional bodies that are still working towards these goals. What is…"
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Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax) replied to sylvia hammond's discussion A Tale of Two State Entities: SAQA and the QCTO in the group QCTO: Questions and Answers
"Gillian, thanks for this. I refer to your comment: The ETQA or quality assurance functions were originally envisioned to be taken over by the professional bodies who would ideally be the Development Quality Partners and the Assessment Quality…"
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Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax) replied to sylvia hammond's discussion A Tale of Two State Entities: SAQA and the QCTO in the group QCTO: Questions and Answers
"well now, if the Minister does not take notice of this, then we need a large firecracker placed in a strategic orifice. Surely he must now take action. It's not just the private providers beefing now. "
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Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax) replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Newsflash: Parliamentary Committee Chair tells QCTO: performance not good enough in the group QCTO: Questions and Answers
"Joe, hats off to you and your staff"
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Des Squire replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Newsflash: Parliamentary Committee Chair tells QCTO: performance not good enough in the group QCTO: Questions and Answers
"I am so looking forward to catching up - have been on the West coat for a weeks holiday. By the looks of things I have a great deal of reading on Skills Universe to do. Will catch up shortly. SAQA deserve to be in the limelight and to have…"
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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
"Pierre, all I can do this morning is:  applaud you!  Well said!"
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    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 on Wednesday. 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

    Material wanted SAQA ID 258898

    Started by Albert Mandizvidza in Accreditation, training material, assessment on Tuesday. 0 Replies

    we are looking for the above material. please respond to albert@peakford.co.za 0114624642Continue

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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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    MICT SETA qualifcations review - Film and Media qualifications

    Posted by Charlton Philiso on October 16, 2014 at 16:13 1 Comment

    The MICT SETA together with the QCTO is in the process of reviewing qualifications for all sub-sectors that fall within its scope. These are:

    Advertising;

    Film and Media;

    Electronics;

    IT;

    Telecommunications

    To this end we have held two pre-scoping sessions for the Journalism and the Film and Media (FEM) qualifications. During the Film and…

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    QMS: Discussion - POLICY 13: MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REVIEW POLICY

    Posted by Jeanine Topping on October 15, 2014 at 8:29 0 Comments

    QMS: Discussion - POLICY 13: MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REVIEW POLICY

    The company will ensure that internal system reviews are in place in order to maintain an effective Quality Management System as well as to promote continual improvement.

    The internal review program must include Annual Management Board reviews, Annual Quality Committee reviews, Quarterly Review Meeting as well as Monthly Internal communication and update meetings.

    Policies should be…

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    Learnerships

    Posted by Nadenza Jones on October 14, 2014 at 17:53 0 Comments

    Hi, Can someone please advise as to how the payments of a learnership should work? Example when running a learnership you start of with example 7 learners so you invoice the client for 7 learners as the contact sessions continue learners drop out so you adjust your invoice according to the number of learners left? is this correct?  Than you find yourself in a situation where there is one contact session left meaning the learner completed 99% of the qualification and drop out, should you…

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    QMS Discussion: POLICY 12:HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT POLICY

    Posted by Jeanine Topping on October 14, 2014 at 8:54 0 Comments

    QMS Discussion: POLICY 12:HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT POLICY



    The company will ensure the Health and Safety of all Learners, staff and visitors by adhering to the rules and regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) as well as applicable regulations in terms of the said Act and the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act.

    This includes employing security staff, installing security systems and providing adequate insurance…

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