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Des Squire
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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 replied to Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax)'s discussion QCTO developments
" Hi Tass - see previous posting from me for a response to your question under http://www.skills-universe.com/forum/topics/qcto-developments?commentId=2671568%3AComment%3A300309"
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Des Squire replied to Des Squire's discussion Clarification of understanding
"Is artisan training really restricted to those already qualified ? What about unqualified people. How do they then become qualified artisans? What is the link between artisan training and apprenticeships? "
Apr 10

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Des Squire posted a discussion

How do you deal with integrated assessment for "Full Qualifications"

The need for integration when conducting a full qualification is covered in the registered qualification outline and is a requirement by SAQA. (Note I am only referring to the need for integration in relation to FULL QUALIFICATIONS and not skills programmes) Some learners who complete all the required unit standards feel they should then be awarded the full qualification. However there is a need for integration (or a bringing together) of all the unit standards or blocks of unit standards…See More
Apr 10

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Des Squire replied to Des Squire's discussion Clarification of understanding
"Thank you Sylvia - I have re posted the article "
Apr 10
sylvia hammond replied to Des Squire's discussion Clarification of understanding
"Hi Des, As that right hand area does keep changing please go to the discussion and copy the link at the top and then click Link at the top of the discussion box and paste into the address box - I was going to do it but couldn't find what you…"
Apr 9
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Des Squire replied to Des Squire's discussion Clarification of understanding
"Thank you all for the responses so far. Let's wait and see what else comes in. Please also respond to my query on integrated assessment - see right hand side of home screen"
Apr 9
Chris Gengan replied to Des Squire's discussion Clarification of understanding
"100% agree with you Sylvia.   The SETA's are confusing Workplace Integrated Learning (WIL) & Workplace Experience My huge complaint"
Apr 9
Chris Gengan replied to Des Squire's discussion Clarification of understanding
"SETA offers Discretionary PIVOTAL Grants and is titled as above"
Apr 9
Chris Gengan replied to Des Squire's discussion Clarification of understanding
"Hi there, my feedback is as follows:- 1. Learnership A learnership is a vocational education and training programme to facilitate the linkage between structured learning and work experience in order to obtain a registered qualification. It combines…"
Apr 9

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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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