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November 2014

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Dorothy Vieira replied to Des Squire's discussion Notional hours - what impact do they have?
"Insightful and valuable comment. Thank you Hannes. "
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Dorothy Vieira replied to Des Squire's discussion Notional hours - what impact do they have?
"My experience has been that for the most part, the only notional hours learners put in are those that are required to collect their evidence and construct their portfolio's. I have come across very few learners (in a variety of sectors and…"
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MillieRasekoala replied to Tamsin Puren's discussion Learner Management System recommendations in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi there we are also a small company but we found a system that is free and allows you up to 100 users before you start paying.  It is web based and compatible with the SETAs requirements.  go to I hope it…"
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Koma Malesela joined Craig Woodward's group

Soft Skills 4 Solid Results

Shifting mindsets about Soft Skill Development
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Accreditation Processes

This group holds discussions related to accreditation processes with the ETQA's.See More
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The Acronym Group

Acronyms are confusing to new entrants and experienced skills development practitioners. Members are encouraged to add acronyms and use this group as a reference.  See More
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Skills-universe members who are staff or students at public or private FET colleges- .See More
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL HR and training practitioners coming together  to unlock the hidden talents in the interests of employers and employees.See More
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APPETD Association for Private Providers of ETD

APPETD is the Association for Private Providers of Education, Training and Development. Group for sharing information to APPETD members and for members to discuss current issues.See More
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OD Education Development and Training Practitioners Group - A Discussion Forum for Training Related Matters
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Skills-universe members who are trained Coaches and or Mentors, or who operate in this field & are interested in developing their skills.See More
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Team Building Providers

This is a place for team building companies and professionals from around the World, to meet and build each other. Those seeking a team building intervention. are welcome to put forward their opinions, questions and requests.
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SDF Qualification Scoping & Development Group

Skills-universe members who are SDFs or who are interested in discussing or contributing to the development of the SDF Qualification - in the new QCTO format.
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Training Games and Activities

For all people involved in designing and facilitating training programmes to share training games, activities and ideas resulting in a better product for our internal and/or external customers.
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There is no singular record of the inefficiencies suffered by Private Providers, Moderators, Assessors - let alone applications taking years to process with various SETA’s – so please add your issues & solutions (if) with your contact nr.See More
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Koma Malesela joined Des Squire's group

Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices

This is a group for anyone involved in Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices (ODETD) in any capacity. The association is built on the pillars of Integrity, Trust and Transparency. There are no fees involved and you are…See More
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    Trainer for fundamentals

    Started by Gert Calldo in Vacancies & Contracts for Work 17 hours ago. 0 Replies

    Hi guys,We are looking for a provider to provide training on the following Fundamentals in the Durban area:Oral and written communication for an audience and occupational learning contextInterpretation and use of information from texts and…Continue

    Notional hours - what impact do they have?

    Started by Des Squire in Accreditation, training material, assessment. Last reply by Dorothy Vieira 6 hours ago. 35 Replies

    For some time now I have been concerned at the number of providers who deliver training where the notional hours (amongst other unit standard requirements) are disregarded.My question to all providers is - How important are notional hours in terms…Continue

    SLA Needed with Registered Accredited Training Service Providers.

    Started by Martin Changa in Vacancies & Contracts for Work on Tuesday. 0 Replies

    I have a Management Consulting Company specialsing in Corporate Training. I need to partner with like minded consultants or Registered and Accredited Training Service Providers to provide training for one of clients in Records Management and…Continue

    SLA Needed: First Aid Training Level NQF1

    Started by Martin Changa in Vacancies & Contracts for Work on Tuesday. 0 Replies

    I have a Management Consulting Company specialsing in Corporate Training. I need to partner with  like minded consultants or Registered  and Accredited Training Service Providers to provide training for one of clients In First Aid Level NQF 1. Email…Continue

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    SAQA Unit standards 116937,38,43 Microsoft Training manuals Word,Excel Powerpoint Special Christmas 25% cash back

    Posted by Yolandie Mostert on November 19, 2014 at 13:23 0 Comments

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    Lliam and the Lady with the brooms. Our humanness makes a HUGE difference!

    Posted by Brian V Moore on November 19, 2014 at 11:45 0 Comments

    I have been taking more time to be aware of who is around me, and am taking time to see how I give be more kind and caring. 

    Here is another lesson from our 13 year old son Lliam, that has re-awakened this awareness.

    I was with him at the bakery, where a beautiful and gracious, 70-something Zulu lady sat with a number of brooms. She was selling them to supplement her meager…


    You could have your OWN New York Taxi Driver! 4 steps to getting more from life.

    Posted by Brian V Moore on November 19, 2014 at 11:11 0 Comments

     All people are looking for, is a little respect and recognition.

    Our Los Angeles shuttle driver looked bemused, after we had greeted our hotel porter, in Spanish. 

    “I thought you guys were from South Africa. Where did you learn Mexican?” He asked. 

    “Right here, in LA.” 

    “How long have you been here”, he asked. 

    “Two days.” 

    “Well, that is incredible! I’ve been here 45…


    Mentoring a Winner: What an Experience!

    Posted by Charles Dey on November 18, 2014 at 7:32 7 Comments

    That phone call from Istanbul, “Fortunate has won!” will not be forgotten very soon. A journey which started late in December last year culminated in a young colleague, Fortunate Mboweni, winning the 2014 Young Freight Forwarder of the Year competition which is organised by the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA).

    Fortunate is the first Africa born African to have won this competition since its inception in 1999.

    What an amazing experience to…


    How do I make a positive first impression with my clients?

    Posted by Jeanine Topping on November 17, 2014 at 11:49 0 Comments

    Everyone makes mistakes. Fortunately, however, they can be rectified in many cases. If the wrong amount of money is transferred, it can be reversed; if the wrong information is given, it can be corrected with a polite apology.

    In business matters too, there is a ‘second chance’ that allows for an error to be straightened out and which sometimes can even be turned into an advantage. But there is one time when this is not the case: The first impression.

    Making a good first…


    The BRILLIANT Cape Town flower sellers.

    Posted by Brian V Moore on November 17, 2014 at 9:37 8 Comments

    We ALL add value.

    The cool Cape breeze took the edge off Spring, as I stood on the corner of Wale and Buitengracht streets, in Cape Town on a Sunday morning. I was next to a liquor store and a large rectangle of beautiful flowers - attended by two flower sellers. 

    The middle-aged Muslim couple graciously sold me a few single flowers for a surprise early morning gift for Arthie. A beautiful Protea and a white lily made up my tiny present.

    I greeted the…


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