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Steve Short commented on Marie Smith's blog post ServiceSETA requirement for agreement if learning material is purchased
"Spot on @ Hannes.  In my 'previous life' I did design/develop for a salary and, forgive me if it sounds boastful, my material was quality and unique.  There were less than a handful who could do it, so it was unashamedly…"
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Marie Smith commented on Marie Smith's blog post ServiceSETA requirement for agreement if learning material is purchased
"Thanks so much, Sylvia."
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sylvia hammond commented on Marie Smith's blog post ServiceSETA requirement for agreement if learning material is purchased
"Hannes, you are not the only one embarrassing themselves - I've just corrected my error in my posting - I've now corrected the DHET references, Minister Nzimande, Deputy Minister Manana and DG Qonde. My apologies."
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Jacqueline (Jackie) Smith replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Are 18(2) learners on learnerships "employees"? in the group The Learnership Group
"hi Heidi, Can you please also send my the link or email to Jackie@msccollege.co.za - I'm having the same problem as Sylvia ... doc doesn't go to page 91 :-) Thanks "
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Tass Schwab replied to Tessa Oosthuizen's discussion Materials for firefighting U/S 115223 and 12484 in the group Learning Material Development
"Please contact me ohmtraining@gmail.com"
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Marie Smith commented on Marie Smith's blog post ServiceSETA requirement for agreement if learning material is purchased
"Hannes, so true what you are saying about corrupt practices. I have heard people say if you change 20% of a document, it is no longer infringement of copyright. I doubt that argument will stand in a court of law. We as developers need to stand firm…"
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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion The power of private learning provision in the group Training Service Providers
"Oops, before I embarrass other people (I already am embarrassing myself) and before somebody else points out my calculating error, I need to point out that I made one. I worked on 8 856 private providers each training just one learner per year (did…"
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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion The power of private learning provision in the group Training Service Providers
"I really hope this will help us help the community, Mr Samuels. Well, Frank, you can't get a better answer than this - right from the horses mouth."
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Joe Samuels replied to Leon Gouws's discussion Unit standards that has expired replaced by new numbers. in the group Training Service Providers
"Dear Des, my understanding is that if a qualification has a unit standard that is replaced and if you are accredited for the qualification then new unit standards are included. Cheers"
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    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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    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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    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 16 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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