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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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Lynel Farrell replied to Bernard Botha's discussion QCTO joint communique 1 of 2016 - Please attend to this ASAP in the group Training Service Providers
"Calling on all Cape Town Members, Providers, ETD Practitioners, Assessors, Moderators, SDFs, Verifiers, Training Managers, ETD Consultants - please be advised that the QCTO has extended the invitation to register for the Cape Town Information…"
Feb 7

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Lynel Farrell replied to Bernard Botha's discussion QCTO joint communique 1 of 2016 - Please attend to this ASAP in the group Training Service Providers
"Members, please be advised that the QCTO has extended the invitation to register for the Cape Town Information Session.  There is 52 seats left, the deadline date was extended until the 8th February (2 days away).  Please register to avoid…"
Feb 6

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Marie Smith replied to Bernard Botha's discussion QCTO joint communique 1 of 2016 - Please attend to this ASAP in the group Training Service Providers
"Thank you, Marli. I must admit that there are numerous grey areas for me in terms of OCs and QCTO. I was giving the 120 credits as an example based on the old qualification for W&R Operations NQF2. I note that a qualification for checkout…"
Feb 6

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Marlie Spencer replied to Bernard Botha's discussion QCTO joint communique 1 of 2016 - Please attend to this ASAP in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Marie, I believe you would be interested in the following: a) There is no minimum credit requirement for an occupational certificate.  The credits are determined by the occupation in question.  As far as I recall the new occupational…"
Feb 6

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Marie Smith replied to Bernard Botha's discussion QCTO joint communique 1 of 2016 - Please attend to this ASAP in the group Training Service Providers
"I would still like to see what percentage of, for example, Cashiers (checkout officers) need a full qualification worth 120 credits to effectively and efficiently perform three main tasks: recording transactions, interacting with customers and…"
Feb 6

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Lynel Farrell replied to Bernard Botha's discussion QCTO joint communique 1 of 2016 - Please attend to this ASAP in the group Training Service Providers
"Thanks Nigel, this is my understanding too.  The only "catch" that providers must look out for, is the fact that DHET application for registration has a deadline - this June!!!!  The QCTO application for accreditation does not…"
Feb 6

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Nigel Storm Shipston 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, It was in the list on the QCTO reply to all the queries and says: 11. Must Providers be registered with DHET first before applying for accreditation/registration as a SDP by the QCTO?Response: They can simultaneously apply for both."
Feb 6

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Lynel Farrell 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, the short courses or skills programmes are critical.  How I understand this, this will not longer be done - but if we address this, with the priority it deserves, then we could get the authorities to look into this matter. …"
Feb 6
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
"Marie, Lynel is the person driving this initiative - one of the many outstanding matters is part qualifications or skills courses based on selected unit standards.  The majority of Skills Development Partners offer only skills courses as that…"
Feb 6

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Lynel Farrell replied to Bernard Botha's discussion QCTO joint communique 1 of 2016 - Please attend to this ASAP in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Marie,  Unfortunately there is not other form as yet.  We have questioned this document, as it doesn't speak to Accredited Providers with SETA - so we have to complete this document as best we can. For providers currently in the…"
Feb 6

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Marie Smith replied to Bernard Botha's discussion QCTO joint communique 1 of 2016 - Please attend to this ASAP in the group Training Service Providers
"So should private providers (who provide only skills programmes not full qualifications and who do such training at the premises of their clients) complete the application form FPX-01 for registration as a private further education and training…"
Feb 6

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Lynel Farrell replied to Bernard Botha's discussion QCTO joint communique 1 of 2016 - Please attend to this ASAP in the group Training Service Providers
"Thank you Bernard!"
Feb 6

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Marie Smith 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."
Feb 6
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
"Marie, Lynel posted a new thread based on the feedback from the QCTO meeting.  I hope my IT skills is sufficient to copy the…"
Feb 5

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Marie Smith replied to Bernard Botha's discussion QCTO joint communique 1 of 2016 - Please attend to this ASAP in the group Training Service Providers
"Is anybody closer to clarity after the QCTO information session, please? Would appreciate brief, accurate summary of the correct interpretation."
Feb 5
Bernard Botha replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion QCTO Information Session 1 - Gauteng - Outcome 27 January 2017 in the group Concerned Providers Interest Group - QCTO/SAQA/SETA
"Henk, Most used 'consultants' who eventually got around the obstacles.   The word 'consultant' is heavily frowned upon as the powers that be prefer the provider to set up all the documents and forms by themselves as…"
Feb 3

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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 9:25 on January 30, 2017,
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Nigel Storm Shipston
said…

Hi Bernard,
Yes, thank you. I am just busy trying to figure out how my Lifting Machine Operator training sector are going to take to this, bearing in mind we are facing some hectic challenges already with QCTO and the new OQ's!

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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