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

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…See More
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Kate Sani replied to Leon Gouws's discussion Unit standards that has expired replaced by new numbers. in the group Training Service Providers
"Dear Leon, A unit standard takes on the life time of the qualification it is linked to. Thus if the qualification is still valid, the unit standard is valid irrespective of whether it has expired or been replaced.  The starting point is always…"
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Corne Koelewyn replied to Leon Gouws's discussion Unit standards that has expired replaced by new numbers. in the group Training Service Providers
"Every three years, all qualifications that are currently registered on the NQF are considered for re-registration. This consideration has been in progress for several months now, as per the decision of the SAQA Board in October 2014 to approve, with…"
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Corne Koelewyn replied to Leon Gouws's discussion Unit standards that has expired replaced by new numbers. in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Guys Currently as far as my knowledge all qualifications are still registered and has not been updated yet, SAQA has pushed the dates up by another 5 years, the only thing that has changed and are being reverted to QCTO is the unit standards…"
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Epaphrus Senona posted a discussion

Looking for an opportunity or recommendation

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…See More
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Skills-universe members who are on a Learnership or have an interest in learnerships. Including information on IT Learnerships, learnerships for 2013, all the latest learnership news, and lots more.See More
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sylvia hammond replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Are 18(2) learners on learnerships "employees"? in the group The Learnership Group
"Hi Heidi, looking at my document it doesn't go to page 91 - not sure if I'm looking at the wrong thing.  Are you able to send me a link - or attach to my mail please shammond@iafrica.com.  Thx"
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Nomonde Dube added a discussion to the group Skills Development Facilitators
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Conducting a Hearing Facilitator

Looking for a facilitator to train " How to Conduct a Hearing" in Cape Town.Please email: nomonde.dube@cacbd.co.zaor call 012 771 5950.First preference goes to facilitator in Capetown.See More
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Heidi D Edwards replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Are 18(2) learners on learnerships "employees"? in the group The Learnership Group
"Hi Sylvia, On Page 91 of the Codes there is an explanation of 'absorption'."means a measure of the Measured Entity's ability to successfully secure formal permanent or long-term contract employment for the Learner or to assist…"
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June Lombard replied to Leon Gouws's discussion Unit standards that has expired replaced by new numbers. in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Leon We are in exactly the same situation - our company name appears in the provider lists for the Qualifications (Environmental Practice/Environmental Management - LGSETA)  for which we are accredited,  but not in the lists at the end…"
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Leon Gouws added a discussion to the group Training Service Providers
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Unit standards that has expired replaced by new numbers.

I have a situation on hand that perhaps someone can give me clarity. We are accredited for a number of qualifications which consist (as you probably know) of a number of unit standards. Some of the unit standards in the qualification has expired and…See More
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Timothy Oageng replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Are 18(2) learners on learnerships "employees"? in the group The Learnership Group
"From my understanding of common law anyone who receives a salary or some form of compensation is an employee. "
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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Private learning providers: Perhaps this is what we should do in the group Training Service Providers
"Now this is the type of encouragement with which one can start a weekend. Thanks, Des and Percy."
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Jackie Franck replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Are 18(2) learners on learnerships "employees"? in the group The Learnership Group
"Also refer to this link: http://www.sars.gov.za/TaxTypes/UIF/Pages/default.aspx Look at the intro paragraph and second point under WHO IS IT FOR? I'm in agreement with Chris and Christine.  Our 18.2 learners are unemployed before…"
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sylvia hammond replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Are 18(2) learners on learnerships "employees"? in the group The Learnership Group
"Thank you all - some comments - Heidi I meant previously unemployed before commencing the learnership agreement and employment contract.  But I see from Janine's response that this can happen in successful. Chris I understand that they…"
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    Assessors & Moderators Constituent with merSeta, Chieta, Ceta & MQA

    Started by Mark Pieterse in Leadership and Management 7 hours ago. 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 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 yesterday. 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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    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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    MASSVIVE OPEN ONLINE COLLEGE SOUTH AFRICA

    Posted by Wilma de Villiers on July 10, 2015 at 22:15 2 Comments

    Some of you might remember that I posted a blog about online learning.  I enrolled for a free course, "MOOCS and the South African Higher Education Landscape" (moocs.org.za).  I have learnt a few interesting facts about online learning and find the discussions interesting.

    The assignments are done in the form of a blog.  Specific topics are identified.  I have copied and pasted the following from my latest blog:

    "The landscape of higher education has changed tremendously over…

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