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Bernard Botha's Discussions

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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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
sylvia hammond replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Skills Development via the Occupational Cerificates - is it viable? in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Bernard, Yes, definitely - please reply to my private email - and  I will definitely not disclose to anyone. I will also respond to your email on where I am with my research and how it has moved. "
Nov 25
Bernard Botha replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Skills Development via the Occupational Cerificates - is it viable? in the group Training Service Providers
"Sylvia, Unfortunately it is not rocket science, all it took was about two years (on and off) of reading Government Gazettes and looking at issues from a different angle, If you do not mind I will reply to your private email - as I say it took a…"
Nov 24
sylvia hammond replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Skills Development via the Occupational Cerificates - is it viable? in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Bernard, I'm very keen to understand what you are doing - and especially if the Occupational Certificates will make a difference. And thank you for making me aware of a new Afrikaans expression. We can totally relate down here on the Cape…"
Nov 24
Bernard Botha replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Skills Development via the Occupational Cerificates - is it viable? in the group Training Service Providers
"Nigel, Sorry I took so long to respond.  Staying in the Free State I can now fully understand the Afrikaans expression 'gerugte van reën'.  We hear about the rain in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and other places but the clouds merely…"
Nov 24

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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
"Hi Bernard, Now that is a refreshing approach to our new systems, as opposed to the somewhat horrifying and negative impression being created by certain "authorities"!  This is what we need!"
Nov 24
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Skills Development via the Occupational Cerificates - is it viable?

I am busy with the development of a strategy to assist private providers who want to register as Skills Development Providers (in terms of the new Occupational Certificates) as opposed to the traditional SETA route.We are all aware of the obstacles with some of the SETA's and I can see that going the OC route could eliminate most of the obstacles.Note that this is mostly aligned to the construction trades; the hard trades such as welder, mechanic, etc. are well covered by MerSETA and do not…See More
Nov 24
Bernard Botha replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Questions on NATED courses, work Integrated Learning, and work-based learning in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Cynthia, For what it is worth. NATED is a relic from the past, not sure when it was introduced but suspect in about 1990/91.  The little bit of 'knowledge' I have on this is mostly related to technical training.  In the early…"
Nov 15
Bernard Botha replied to Cleo Black's discussion Services SETA backlog team issues in the group Learning Material Development
"Marie, Can you please let me have a copy of the checklist.  The ones I have date from 2006. bothabe@telkomsa.net Thanks Bernard"
Nov 15
Bernard Botha replied to Anele Sololo's discussion CETA US based qualification LM in the group Learning Material Development
"Anele Pse contact me.  bothabe@telkomsa.net"
Nov 14
Bernard Botha replied to Jephias Gwarinda's discussion Looking for advice and guidance in the group Learning Material Development
"Jephias, Contact me at bothabe@telkomsa.net or 071-940-8445 Bernard Botha"
Nov 11
Bernard Botha replied to Lizeth de Villiers's discussion What Accreditation Assistance? in the group Accreditation Processes
"Lynel and Nigel, I have been following this saga with interest as it also affects me as a free-lance person.  I have no idea who the provider is who is now being burnt on the stake; I can also understand Lizeth's frustration.  As I…"
Oct 27
Bernard Botha replied to Lizeth de Villiers's discussion What Accreditation Assistance? in the group Accreditation Processes
"Lynel, See reply to Sylvia.  The gent who gave me the numbers said that they had a data base of people who applied and then tracked them but this was discontinued recently.  He was very confident about the figure. As to the SETA's…"
Oct 18
Bernard Botha replied to Lizeth de Villiers's discussion What Accreditation Assistance? in the group Accreditation Processes
"Sylvia, No problem.  I questimated the drop-out at between 50 and 60 but this man said that for his SETA (no names no pack-drill) the rate is close to 90 % and the main reasons are: Not sure how to complete the QMS- each SETA has its own and…"
Oct 18

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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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