"Off the bat, this seems to be contrary to the rules of administrative law - changing the packs, refusing to give feedback, not allowing an appeal ..... this has a huge financial implication for you, methinks. So, you know any lawyers? It…"
"Hannes, how long have those rumours been going around? And what is being put in place? In order to change the system away from SETAs, I suspect that the legislation has to be changed in order to put a new system in place? Or,…"
"I suspect there is a file 13, no a hole 13, one of the no longer used mine shafts in the south of JHB where these files go to. They are like socks in the washing. Problem is, these socks eventually cost money - whether in lost income, or…"
"Problem is the inability to generally keep track of files in most of the Setas and even at the DHET itself. One would have thought that by now they would have developed some kind of tracking system, or a dashboard of sorts and made it…"
"And yet I have been to accredited institutions where the books are sparse. The mind boggles.
In an aside: I am puzzled by the UP's need to do a databank of all the legislation when over the years Butterworths (now lexisnexis) had…"
"I understand your frustration Carla for I have been in the accreditation field for quite so time now and getting some of our business units accredited was a nightmare. The most frustration part was to wait for the ratification board to discuss our…"
"Thank you, Hannes. I think it needs to be made clear that my only beef currently is with the putting in place of bodies, instead of determining minimum qualifications that the body must have. Ie, for teaching welding, certain minimum…"
"Your are right that the current QA process is flawed. In a way we are to blame - all of us know private providers who offer courses with facilitators who are not qualified or even motivated to do a proper job. Even so, I fully agree that the process…"
I have been meddling in the accreditation process for quite some time and I can fully understand your frustration. It is absolutely pointless to try and argue with the system, the stock answer is "rules are rules and thus shall be…"
Teaching Law, Practicing as Advocate for own account. Specializations in criminal law, law relating to NGO's, NPC's, particularly dealing with the social welfare sector and the post school education industry and administrative law. Resigned as chair of APPETD legal advisory committee.
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Hallo Carla, Ja, 'n mens weet nooit hoe die Minister gaan reageer nie, so julle moet dalk regsaan. Wat die brander aanbetref, ek dink dit is dalk die enigste manier wat ons 'n reaksie gaan uitlok en as dit negatief is soos die Mary Metcalfe geval moet ons reg wees om vir ons belange op te staan. Ek bedoel nou nie revolusies of iets nie, maar ons het darem ook 'n stem.