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Des Squire
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Des Squire's Discussions

Unit standard requiremetns - are they met?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Des Squire on Monday. 14 Replies

Employment Equity report 2014/15

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wessel PIETERS Jul 31. 1 Reply

Has the skills revolution failed our youth?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Des Squire Jul 16. 15 Replies

 

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Tell us about what you do
I was born in Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. Following my Primary Education I entered a religious order to complete my Intermediate and Leaving Certificates while at the same time training to be a teacher.
My studies included Child Psychology, Philosophy, Theology and Teaching Methods under the guidance of a Master Educator.
In 1978 I got married and immigrated to South Africa. I spent the greater part of my career in the life assurance industry until my retrenchment in 1998.
I have a small training and consultancy business called "AMSI and Associates cc" specialising in ODETDP, Management/Supervisory/Disciplinary interventions as well as training for skills development and EE committee members .
I am qualified and registered as an SDF, Assessor, Moderator, Facilitator, Course Developer and Verifier with various SETAS.
I write on a variety of issues and have developed self study and training manuals on topics such as HIV/AIDS, Corporate Governance, Ethics, Management, supervisory HR and IR related issues. (Contact me for more information)
I am a member of the Ethics Institute of SA (MS 499/2010) and an ‘Affiliate’ Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

SOME SELF STUDY MANUALS WRITTEN BY DES SQUIRE
Life, Love, relationships and HIV/AIDS
A handbook for managers
Managing the Disciplinary process
HIV/AIDS – It’s your problem too
Everyone’s guide to HIV and Aids
HIV and Aids in the workplace
The Way forward – a guide to life and the world of work
School is over – what now? (a handbook for school leavers)
Conversations with life – a guide to an effective life style
Apply Innovative thinking

Should you have a need for specific articles, assistance with newsletters etc please contact me directly.

I am available as a consultant on ODETD related issues, EE and Skills Development Forum establishment and training or for public speaking engagements. I consult and train on a variety of topics and issues for clients in the mining, retail, hotel, technology and engineering industries

Web Site - www.amsiandassociates.co.za
Blog page - www.amsiandassociates.co.za/blog/

e-mail address - des@amsiandassociates.co.za
What companies or organisations are you with?
AMSI and ASSOCIATES cc - 082 800 9057

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Des Squire commented on sylvia hammond's blog post Services SETA announcement: Re-registered Qualifications and Unit Standards
"Re-registration of qualifications 05 June 2015 Every three years, all qualifications that are currently registered on the NQF are considered for re-registration. This consideration has been in progress for several months now, as per the decision…"
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Des Squire posted an event

Skills Development Facilitator Training at Centurion

November 9, 2015 to November 13, 2015
I will be conducting a five day training course in association with SIMS  Khula Training (Pty) Ltd for Aspiring SDF's during the course of November 2015. The training will take place in Centurion and will run from the 5th to the 13th of November. For more information or to make a booking please contact me on des@amsiandassociates.co.za   See More
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Des Squire replied to Des Squire's discussion Unit standard requiremetns - are they met?
"Hi Bernard, I like the approach you take and perhaps this is the way to go. Maybe (an idea only) all qualifications should have an entry level test or assessment???"
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Des Squire replied to Des Squire's discussion Unit standard requiremetns - are they met?
"Hi Dave, My understanding is that since it is a requirement then there would be a need to bring the learner up to the required standard. So training on the required fundamentals for entry would need to take place.  In many instances this is not…"
Monday
Bernard Sebothoma replied to Des Squire's discussion Unit standard requiremetns - are they met?
"Dear Mr Squire, Your questions tricky indeed. Always, would notice before the commencent of the actual programme. Therefore prior learning, knowledge and skills are vital. And again criterion used to select the candidate would be significant, for…"
Aug 21
Carl Roodnick replied to Des Squire's discussion Unit standard requiremetns - are they met?
"We encourage life-long, continuous learning and professional development, but lack somewhat when it comes to sensitising and empowering learning stakeholders for critical things like learning prerequisites. Hence learners and providers are tempted…"
Aug 21

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Happy birthday Des and best wishes for a wonderful year from the skills-universe team
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Happy Birthday Des.
At 9:40 on August 18, 2012, Susan Gouws said…

Hello Des, thanks for the invite; I hope we are going to have lovely and lively discussions!

Susan

At 18:18 on May 8, 2012, Mohau Ngalo said…
Hi Des
I'm a registered Sasseta assessor and facilitator, currently working as a freelancer. I need help about pricing. So which method is best, price per hour or per credit and how much? One of the assessor I know charge R1300 a day. At the moment the is a company that need my services but we don't agree about moola. Please help...
At 15:44 on May 8, 2012, Robyn Hendrikz (nee High) said…

Hope you're well Des!

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