Post-school Education & Training - including TVET


Post-school Education & Training - including TVET

For discussions by members on the Green Paper launched by Department of Higher Education and Training & debate on the proposals for a comprehensive post-school education and training system

Location: South Africa
Members: 75
Latest Activity: 1 hour ago

Discussion Forum

DHET Switzerland collaboration to benefit TVET lecturers and learners

Started by sylvia hammond 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

A partnership between South Africa and Switzerland will give Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college students the sought-after experience they need to do well in the workplace.The Department of Higher Education and Training…Continue

Tags: NSFAS, Nzimande, employment, Switzerland, commerce

Policy on Professional qualifications for Lecturers in TVET

Started by sylvia hammond on Sunday. 0 Replies

Recently Wilma posted a discussion on the collective agreement for FET (TVET) college lecturers.  So I thought that this information gazetted last year might have been missed - so I post it now.The term TVET (which includes what are FET colleges in…Continue

Tags: vocational, technical, UNESCO, UNEVOC, higher

How to end Poverty – Do not Confuse Education, Internships, and Entrepreneurship

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Ben Heunes Apr 9. 11 Replies

StatsSA has confirmed again that education is the key driver in reducing poverty. The Poverty Trends Report (2006-2011), which is based upon the Income and Expenditure Survey and the Living Conditions Survey, notes a strong relationship between low…Continue

Tags: tertiary, PIVOTAL, NSFAS, development, education

Nzimande reports 87% strategic goals accomplished in DHET 3rd Quarter Performance Report

Started by sylvia hammond Mar 16. 0 Replies

The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr. Blade Nzimande, MP, along with Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana, MP, led a delegation of senior officials from the Department to table the Department’s 3rd Quarter Performance Report (October 2013 to…Continue

Tags: vocational, university, TVET, FET, continuing

Are Private Providers and Industries Missing a Golden Moment for Rural Skills Development?

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Don Leffler Mar 10. 1 Reply

Images of teenage children making a two hour trek to school – walking, running, and fording rivers.  Where are their bicycles I wonder? Why has a skills development provider not set up New Venture Creation learnerships to set up bicycle manufacture…Continue

Tags: learnerships, PIVOTAL, internships, employers, employment

Two new universities: Mpumalanga & Sol Plaatjie in the Northern Cape open for learning

Started by sylvia hammond Feb 18. 0 Replies

The new Sol Plaatjie University in the Northern Cape opened its doors for the first time for learning on Monday 17 February 2014, with 105 students on its books, instead of the anticipated 120.The institution was launched in Kimberley last year by…Continue

Tags: Northern, Platjie, Cape, students, education

Suzanne Hattingh comments on White Paper for Post-School Education and Training

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by bertie wicks Feb 11. 2 Replies

These are the key issues from the White Paper (Government Gazette No. 37229 of 15 January 2014). The White Paper is an intensive 76-page document that contains a description of specific challenges and current problems in addressing the challenges,…Continue

Tags: social, science, post-school, paper, training

Challenges of Post-School Private Providers

Started by Jacqui Baumgardt. Last reply by Joe Samuels Jan 19. 2 Replies

I sent my thesis to the Minister and Deputy Minister's p.a. who responded that it has been sent to them for their attention. Continue

Matric and Matriculation in South Africa – do we know what we’re talking about?

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Jacqui Baumgardt Jan 14. 1 Reply

South African media, printed and electronic – senior government officials and politicians, and the man in the street all continue to use terms like: “passed matric”, "a matric" or “have matric”.  But do they – or anyone else - know what they…Continue

Tags: degree, pass, college, under-graduate, diploma

Universities over-subscribed, FET colleges underperforming: basic NSCertificate best employment chance

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Thea Tselepis Jan 13. 6 Replies

By NASHIRA DAVIDS, KATHARINE CHILD, PREGA GOVENDER, PHILANi NOMBEMBE and SIPHO MASOMBUKATens of thousands of university hopefuls will not be accepted.The deluge of applications occurs even though there is a shortage of matriculants with good maths…Continue

Tags: students, qualification, job, employment, NSC


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