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Accredit: Do it yourself or ask a friend?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lynel Farrell on Friday. 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 12 hours ago. 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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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. …"
12 hours ago
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…"
13 hours ago

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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."
Friday
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…"
Friday

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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…"
Friday
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…"
Thursday
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Bernard Botha replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Accredit: Do it yourself or ask a friend?
"Xolile, I understand your frustration and having been on the other side of fence I can also understand the employer's point of view. Let me make it very clear, the NATED qualifications have a place in industry but they are being applied…"
Thursday
Xolile Hans replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Accredit: Do it yourself or ask a friend?
"Hi Bernard. Your topic brings my yearly struggles of getting workplaces to open for these artisans as they need 18 months workplace experience to get their Diploma from DHET. They end up leaving this sector and become general workers even if they…"
Thursday

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Lynel Farrell replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Accredit: Do it yourself or ask a friend?
"Hi Bernard,  I so wish I could disagree with what you said, but ......... you are spot on!  QA does not come free - it takes time, hours, experience and a clear understanding - if you do not believe in QA, the battle is on.  Over the…"
Thursday
Bernard Botha replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Accredit: Do it yourself or ask a friend?
"Lynel, Thanks.  There are basically two (maybe three) issues here. 1.   The people who have to see this do not read Skills Universe - they get their information by word of mouth.  I have tried to rope them in but it does not…"
Thursday

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Lynel Farrell replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Accredit: Do it yourself or ask a friend?
"Great Discussion Bernard.  You have touched on a topic that is extremely frustrating to many.  I have seen providers getting their accreditation but failed to keep the standards afterwards.  Very sad indeed.  Once you have…"
Thursday
Bernard Botha replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Registered Accredited Illegal - what are the implications for training providers in the group Training Service Providers
"Lynel, Yesterday I was cleaning up some old files and I then came across the attached.  Sylvia thinks it is dated about 2009 as it still refers to the Department of Education and not to the DHET. It seems as if 7 years have passed and nothing…"
Thursday
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Accredit: Do it yourself or ask a friend?

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 you ask a friend?Accreditation is one of these tasks, it has to be done to enable the organisation to practice legally but you do this only once and then forget all the issues. Once the organisation is accredited it concentrates on it main function: To provide training and make a profit.On the…See More
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Bernard Botha replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Registered Accredited Illegal - what are the implications for training providers in the group Training Service Providers
"Sylvia, You are right it should be pre-2009.  Been in the business too long! As far as the chicken and the egg are concerned.  Been there, have the T shirt.  Hope I know what I am talking about. The accreditation process is an…"
Wednesday
Bernard Botha replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Registered Accredited Illegal - what are the implications for training providers in the group Training Service Providers
"Sylvia, I was looking for some information and came across the attached article "Higher Education:  Something has gotta give."  Can't remember where I got it from and trying to Google did not yield any results. It looks like…"
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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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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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