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Is it right that SETA's divulge information not in evidence or being contested?

Started Nov 7 0 Replies

I have a situation whereby a verifier found us non-compliant when we were found fully compliant the year before. It is a long story, but the most recent verification visit was done in a most…Continue

Assessor Training

Started this discussion. Last reply by Abbey Ntswana Oct 23, 2013. 1 Reply

I regularly get requests for people to do the Assessors course - could anybody who provides this please email me details of the courses you offer with costs.I particularly need providers who are…Continue

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Development of standards and qualifications through QCTO

Started this discussion. Last reply by sylvia hammond Sep 26, 2012. 50 Replies

Does anyone have any idea how to go about developing standards or qualifications through the QCTO?I am having no joy contacting them, and many in our industry want to assist in the development of…Continue

Registering (re registering) unit standards

Started this discussion. Last reply by Debbie Slabbert Oct 30, 2012. 11 Replies

Can anyone please help us. Quite a few unit standards we use are due to expire in June. I have contacted CATHSSETA ETQA about getting them re registered, but they say it is now up to the QCTO. I have…Continue

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Chris van Niekerk replied to Andrew Friedemann's discussion Bartering - Pro Bono whatever, anyone interested? in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Hi Andrew, Sounds great. I want to help if i can. Chris"
Nov 14
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Jaco Koortzen replied to Andrew Friedemann's discussion Bartering - Pro Bono whatever, anyone interested? in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Andrew, it's interesting & would like to assist."
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Marilize Marais replied to Andrew Friedemann's discussion Bartering - Pro Bono whatever, anyone interested? in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Wow Andrew keep us updated. Not an expert yet  but would love to assist even if it is for testing"
Nov 13
Henk Cloete replied to Andrew Friedemann's discussion Just wondering in the group APPETD Association for Private Providers of ETD
"“As ek ‘n klip in die bos mag gooi...”  Is the “rash of poor service delivery” not to be blamed on the current system of even the SETA’s own staff not knowing what will happen after June 2015??  Are…"
Oct 24
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Concerned Providers Interest Group - QCTO

A call for help to SETAs, SAQA, QCTO and DHET have been tried.  In order to get concerns heard in the QCTO environment, member support is required to forward our cry for help to the Public Protector.  We can only stand together, support one another and hope for a positive outcome.  The time has come to stand together.See More
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Henk Cloete replied to Andrew Friedemann's discussion Just wondering in the group APPETD Association for Private Providers of ETD
"Hi Linda I did send you an email in response to your comment.  Thanks"
Oct 22
Linda Ingram replied to Andrew Friedemann's discussion Just wondering in the group APPETD Association for Private Providers of ETD
"Hi Henk, I am saddened at learning of more unacceptable responses from the SETAs. If you have not already done so, please do consider the services available to you through APPETD. There are certainly channels available to address these issues…"
Oct 22
Henk Cloete replied to Andrew Friedemann's discussion Just wondering in the group APPETD Association for Private Providers of ETD
"Sad as it may seem, this is an “epidemic” that is growing throughout our current SETA system.  We had the very same experience with a verifier.  He in short did not agree with evidence and a program structure that we have being…"
Oct 22

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Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax) replied to Andrew Friedemann's discussion Just wondering in the group APPETD Association for Private Providers of ETD
"Andrew Please email me on jaybee@telkomsa.net"
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Linda Ingram replied to Andrew Friedemann's discussion Just wondering in the group APPETD Association for Private Providers of ETD
"Karen, Marie and Lynel - your advice given is all spot on. I even agree with Lynel that you "do not have to be a member of an institution or assocation". Where membership does help though, is when you are unable to resolve these issues on…"
Oct 21
Jacqueline Klem replied to Andrew Friedemann's discussion Just wondering in the group APPETD Association for Private Providers of ETD
"Hi Andrew I wish I had the resources to assist you. The whole education system in SA has become a big farce. We have been through the same process and it really breaks your stride and even in the end kills the passion a person had for training and…"
Oct 21

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Lynel Farrell replied to Andrew Friedemann's discussion Just wondering in the group APPETD Association for Private Providers of ETD
"Dear Andrew, you never give up on learners or let them down.  This is not why you are in the education industry, and a verification gone sour, must not ever let you even think of closing shop and leave learners who have worked hard in the…"
Oct 21

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Marie Smith replied to Andrew Friedemann's discussion Just wondering in the group APPETD Association for Private Providers of ETD
"Andrew, if you are of the opinion that there might be grounds for appeal, it might be worthwhile to make an appointment with the (what was previously called) ETQA Manager or the CEO of the relevant SETA. I had an experience where an evaluator had…"
Oct 21
Linda Ingram replied to Andrew Friedemann's discussion Just wondering in the group APPETD Association for Private Providers of ETD
"Dear Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to post this message. It is with regret that you have had to endure so many challenges. As Vice-Chair of APPETD I would like to encourage you to please make contact with the office. It is precisely for…"
Oct 21

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SDF - OD ETD particularly in the Adventure Industry
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Adventure Qualifications Network

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At 19:26 on April 28, 2012,
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Joe Samuels
said…

Hi Andrew My email address is jsamuels@saqa.co.za

Regards

Joe

At 18:23 on August 23, 2010, Mlamuli Dlamini said…
Hi Andrew
Good to meet you again after such a long long time.Last week i was presenting a Springbok badge to one scout from Hillcrest and met up with you dad.He told me all about what you doing there.Its so interesting and happy for you.

I am sure that i am going to benefit a lot in this site.I have started an HR company with Zelda-she is also on skills unirverse.We do Skills Development,different types of training,recruitment and BEE codes.We have only 9 months in operation and yet we have over 10 clients that we advise on a montly fee.

Send my regards to Michelle,will chat again and thanks for the invite\
At 21:55 on September 9, 2009, Wayne Goddard said…
Hello Andrew,
Are you in Gillitts KZN? I'm in Hillcrest. I would like to feed you coffee and pick your brains!
At 18:25 on September 8, 2009, Robyn Shapiro said…
Hi Andrew
You actually make a very interesting point - and I am not sure how many people actually understand compliance in that as you explained the ETQA would like to see an 'audit function' whereby a tick box exercise would suffice whilst compliance is so totally different and also as I always explain to non compliance people that it is substance over form in other words 'watch me' and note how I do things to ensure that I can do it rather than tick box effect .... and not only make sure I have captured 1 to 10 but see how I do it... and ensure I am doing it properly! I am sure the new learning framework QCTO will certainly assist us in our compliance endeavours as this occupational 'qualification' provides impetus in the how and the readiness to perform rather than theory and the tick box (assessment on theory) attitude? I am preparing training material and am researching climbing as I think this is a very apt topic to align to the 'need' for compliance in the financial services arena so any input would be most welcome.
Best regards
Robyn
At 20:21 on September 7, 2009, Robyn Shapiro said…
Hi Andrew
Great line of work - I work in compliance in the financial sector and have always wanted to provide training and compliance aligned to climbing and safety... as not many understand compliance 'the intangible' but when compared to the skill and compliance requirements needed for 'climbing mountains' there is a light bulb moment and compliance is the in thing :)
What kind of training do you facilitate? Regards Robyn
 
 
 

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