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Accredit: Do it yourself or ask a friend?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lynel Farrell Aug 26. 9 Replies

All of us are faced with this dilemma at some stage in our lives, you have been handed a task that is outside your normal field of experience. Do you do it yourself and face the consequences or do…Continue

Fly by night - friend or foe?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bernard Botha Aug 29. 3 Replies

The issue of the so-called fly by nights or informal training providers is due to hit the headlines soon - OK maybe not that soon but most certainly in January 2017.I have been struggling with the…Continue

What happened to Joint Communique 1?

Started Jan 12 0 Replies

It is that time of the year again when students are looking for reputable training providers and also the time when the witch hunts start.I have just received an email giving advice to prospective…Continue

The Occupational Certificates

Started Oct 14, 2015 0 Replies

Has any private provider done any work on the new Occupational Certificates - especially for trades?  It seems as if this also intends to exclude the private providers.If I look at these they have…Continue

 

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Lynel Farrell replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Surety for private providers. Is it still applicable? in the group Training Service Providers
"Just a question here, as it seems that this discussion started but the statutory reference is missing.  Do we say surety or liability?  How is the calculation done?  Very interesting, so sorry I missed this.  I hope there is some…"
Sep 12
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Aug 31

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Heidi D Edwards replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Surety for private providers. Is it still applicable? in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Magda, Presumably the R500 to which you refer is per Learner. I surmise that the policy value should be sufficient to cover the tuition fees for whatever represents the largest intake of Learners at any given point in time."
Aug 31

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Marlie Spencer replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Surety for private providers. Is it still applicable? in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Bernard, In short, the requirement still stands for providers offering programmes under the CHE and Umalusi.  Only private providers accredited to offer programmes under the QCTO is currently exempt from registration with DHET. Registration…"
Aug 30
Magda Benadé replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Surety for private providers. Is it still applicable? in the group Training Service Providers
"We have an NPC and was advised by the department that the surity is R500. does anyone know how the calculation is done. "
Aug 30
Cynthia Reynders replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Surety for private providers. Is it still applicable? in the group Training Service Providers
"Bernard, the surety requirement is still needed. Cynthia"
Aug 30

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Heidi D Edwards replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Surety for private providers. Is it still applicable? in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi there, The requirement for surety is an item that needs to be in place regardless of with which QC one is accredited. The QCs want to see that Learners / Students are protected in the event that the business fails.  It protects you as a…"
Aug 30
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Surety for private providers. Is it still applicable?

Prior to Joint Communique 1 a private provider who wanted to register with the Department of Higher Education and Training had to provide a surety to provide for continued tuition of his enrolled students in case of financial failure. It is no longer a requirement that private TVET colleges have to register with the DHET and I was wondering if this requirement for financial surety still applies?  Does anybody know?Bernard BothaSee More
Aug 30
Bernard Botha replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Fly by night - friend or foe?
"Rudi, Thanks for the trivia.  As part of my other life I had been a language practitioner concentrating on technical translations from English to Afrikaans and vice versa.  I did not know this origin of rompslomp and appreciate it. …"
Aug 29
Rudy Maritz replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Fly by night - friend or foe?
"Hi Bernard Here is just some trivia you might find interesting. You mentioned the word "rompslomp" as the Afrikaans description of the proverbial red tape. Rompslomp is actually a "thing". It is a piece of rope with knots tied at…"
Aug 29

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Lynel Farrell replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Accredit: Do it yourself or ask a friend?
"Xolile, your comment is noted.  I will go to my quiet place, remain respectful at all times and wish you the best of luck in your journey."
Aug 26
Xolile Hans replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Accredit: Do it yourself or ask a friend?
"Thank you Lynel for your advice as we are now going to be given millions from the setas for learnerships, internships without getting proper monitoring and evaluation from some of the setas and also get learners that do not respect the contracts…"
Aug 26

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Lynel Farrell replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Accredit: Do it yourself or ask a friend?
"Hi Xolile, the struggles you have now, will remain your struggle and frustration in the future.  Workplace will stay a huge obstacle - no matter what you do.  This is reality.  This problem is unfortunately nationwide - and in all…"
Aug 26
Xolile Hans replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Accredit: Do it yourself or ask a friend?
"Bernard, that's still very early to leave me with this frustration as I am looking for practical answers to our dilemma in South Africa because these poor souls have been promised a qualification and are now being swallowed in NCV qualification…"
Aug 25
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Free lance, assist with accreditation and try to make sense of DHET and Umalusi
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Circle Way College

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At 11:11am on January 10, 2016, sylvia hammond gave Bernard Botha a gift
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Happy birthday Bernard - all the very best wishes for a great year and many thanks for your contribution to our community - regards sylvia
At 9:32am on January 10, 2014, sylvia hammond gave Bernard Botha a gift
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Happy birthday Bernard - all the very best for a great day and a successful 2014 - thank you for your contribution to our community and to skills development in SA - from the skills-universe team
 
 
 

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