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Accredit: Do it yourself or ask a friend?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lynel Farrell Aug 26, 2016. 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, 2016. 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, 2016 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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Gavin Tonks replied to Bernard Botha's discussion QCTO joint communique 1 of 2016 - Please attend to this ASAP in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi I tried to find the document and could not if you can email it to me I can convert pdf to word "
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Ian Webster replied to Bernard Botha's discussion QCTO joint communique 1 of 2016 - Please attend to this ASAP in the group Training Service Providers
"Thanks Bernard, I couldn't find it on the DHET website! So, let me ask you, what is meant by 'all providers'? Providers of what? Thanks, Ian"
42 minutes ago
sylvia hammond replied to Bernard Botha's discussion QCTO joint communique 1 of 2016 - Please attend to this ASAP in the group Training Service Providers
"Bernard, I realise what the confusion is - this is the link to Lynel's discussion on the…"
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ADENEGAN , MICHAEL replied to Bernard Botha's discussion QCTO joint communique 1 of 2016 - Please attend to this ASAP in the group Training Service Providers
"Thanks for the content.....looking forwards to more useful contributions from members."
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Bernard Botha replied to Bernard Botha's discussion QCTO joint communique 1 of 2016 - Please attend to this ASAP in the group Training Service Providers
"Sylvia, Now I am confused!  As I read paragraph 3.2(b) says 'for OQSF qualifications at NQF levels 1 to 6 with the Directorate Private Colleges (the guide and forms for registration are available at www.dhet.gov.za/Organisation/Technical…"
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sylvia hammond replied to Bernard Botha's discussion QCTO joint communique 1 of 2016 - Please attend to this ASAP in the group Training Service Providers
"Now totally confused Joint Communique 1 of 2016 that I have located talks to Recognition of NCV 4 by HEIs?  Bernard is that the correct reference?"
1 hour ago
Nevson Chipangura replied to Bernard Botha's discussion QCTO joint communique 1 of 2016 - Please attend to this ASAP in the group Training Service Providers
"Thanks a mil."
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sylvia hammond replied to Bernard Botha's discussion QCTO joint communique 1 of 2016 - Please attend to this ASAP in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Bernard, Thank you too for bringing this document to our attention. It helps me understand the document that I have been working through - which is the Draft National Policy on the Misrepresentation of Qualifications.  I have been wondering…"
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QCTO joint communique 1 of 2016 - Please attend to this ASAP

Thanks to Lynel Farrel for bringing this extremely important document to the bright light.Joint Communique 1 of 2012 has (up to now!) been the excuse for not registering with the Department of Higher Education and Training.I specifically mention up to now as Joint Communique 1 of 2016 has quietly been published in August 2016.  This replaces the Joint Communique 1 of 2012.  You can download the document but the main issue is that ALL private providers MUST now be registered with the DHET.  The…See More
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Tando Qeqe left a comment for Bernard Botha
"Afternoon Bernard My details are as follow: Email address-tando.qeqe@qeqebc.co.za Cell # 082 422 4399"
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Tando Qeqe and Bernard Botha are now friends
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Bernard Botha commented on Des Squire's blog post Do TVET Colleges have a role to play in alleviating pressure on universities?
"Des, The reply by Xolile Hans caught my eye, that magical N6 once again.  Private (and public) TVET colleges market the Engineering studies N4 to N6 as a way to become an "engineer" in one the three popular fields, electrical,…"
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Nigel Storm Shipston replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Skills Development via the Occupational Cerificates - is it viable? in the group Training Service Providers
"No problem Bernard, I believe what you are doing is definitely on the right track and probably where everybody should be going at this stage.  Unfortunately, I think the persistent moving of functional dates for QCTO and the "denial"…"
Nov 25, 2016

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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 14:24 on January 14, 2017, Tando Qeqe said…

Afternoon Bernard

My details are as follow:

Email address-tando.qeqe@qeqebc.co.za

Cell # 082 422 4399

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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