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Change starts when someone takes the first step

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hannes Nel Sep 4, 2014. 21 Replies

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The Cumulative Effect of Private Provision

Started Jun 17, 2014 0 Replies

Perhaps I am not very good at statistics, but the claim made in the White Paper for Post-school Education and Training, page 42 does not make sense to me. On this page, second last paragraph, the…Continue

Are Verifiers Adding any Value to the Learning Process?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lynel Farrell Jun 9, 2014. 20 Replies

I am reading Jacqui Baumgardt’s thesis on Quality Assurance Challenges for Private Providers, and just her problem statement already triggered visions of challenges and opportunities in my mind. No…Continue

The White Paper and the Promotion of Lifelong Learning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Roodnick Feb 6, 2014. 18 Replies

We often find that the DHET make decisions that actually hamper the achievement of the strategic objectives of the National Development Plan, the New Growth Path, the Industrial Policy Action Plan…Continue

 

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Hannes Nel replied to sylvia hammond's discussion QCTO Update: New Board - provider accreditation system initiated - no QCTO trade certificate backlog in the group QCTO: Questions and Answers
"I am really tempted to share our frustrations with the upload of unit standards and qualifications with everybody. Suffice to say, (some?) SETAs do not have the ability to upload unit standards and qualifications correctly. It is mind boggling how…"
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Hannes Nel replied to Charlene Peens's discussion Sub-Standard Learning Material should be exposed in the group Learning Material Development
"This will not change as long as quality assurance bodies don't do their work."
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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion How the budget will impact on private learning providers in the group Training Service Providers
"It is good to hear from you again, Pierre."
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Pierre Wepener replied to Hannes Nel's discussion How the budget will impact on private learning providers in the group Training Service Providers
"Doc! Must agree, "Quality or Move on"! I will net help or assist any own college also any further. Lessons learned. My policy as from 2014 is you will pay for Quality. This is a good time as a lot of changes and new material will need to…"
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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion How the budget will impact on private learning providers in the group Training Service Providers
"You are right, Andrew, although private providers might be tempted to pass the tax suffering on to clients. It will probably not be a good strategy. However, some of the bigger corporates and government departments do tend to bully private…"
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Andrew Carlsson replied to Hannes Nel's discussion How the budget will impact on private learning providers in the group Training Service Providers
"What is meant here is that private providers must not charge exorbitant prices for their training."
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Marietta van Rooyen replied to Hannes Nel's discussion How the budget will impact on private learning providers in the group Training Service Providers
"Spoken like a real leader Hannes. I learned that quality training will always be in demand from industry and government. THe problem is to get past all the gates in the system to prove that one's training is of the required standard. THis also…"
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"That is a good comment Andrew. What do you mean by training industry is willing to pay for?"
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How the budget will impact on private learning providers

Not mentioning private learning providers in the budget speech does not mean that it will not have any effect on us. It most certainly will and the prognosis is, as can be expected, not a very good one. Private learning providers need to know how the budget will impact on their operations and they need to manage their finances in such a way that they will at least survive in the face of this new monster that already broke down the door.A budget, that hits the middle class the hardest,…See More
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Des Squire replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Why the National Development Plan will fail in the group Training Service Providers
"I get the distinct impression you have been misunderstood Sylvia. Sometimes we get support from other readers and members but most of the time not. Like you say let's just stick with what we are doing and get on with it."
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Hannes Nel's Blog

Writing a email is like a declaration of war

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 10:30 12 Comments

Have you noticed, people often don’t interpret you email messages the way you meant it? This often leads to the demise of friendships and healthy business relationships. Take Facebook (or Twitter, MXIT, Whatsapp, BBM, etc.) as an example. Someone may send thousands of messages over a long period of time, and then, one day, they send just one, JUST ONE message that people interpret negatively, then all the good work of so many previous messages is down the drain. We all know of examples where…

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The thin line between bribery and paying for services rendered

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 9:19 5 Comments

Now don’t get me wrong – Mentornet will never ever pay anybody a bribe for the simple reason that it is against the law. Problem is, now that the Minister of Higher education and Training in his infinite wisdom decided to channel almost all skills grants to public learning institutions he might just have unleashed a new corruption and bribery beast in especially FET Colleges. If I add my own experiences to…

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Can private learning institutions lead the way in offering quality ETD?

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 13:40 5 Comments

In a Skills Universe message on 23 June 2013 Cas Olivier aired his view that private learning institutions are more flexible than public learning institutions and, as I understand it, private learning institutions should set the example in offering good quality ETD. If one were to research statistics on learning institutions you may well get the impression that he is right. However, as we have seen so…

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When the assessment system fails the student

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 14:12 9 Comments

I believe most of us know of instances where lecturers or other staff members of learning institutions actually collaborate with students to cheat in examinations. This also happens after the examinations, for example where assessors are instructed by their superiors to inflate the examination results so that the learning institution will not look bad. Any such practice is a disservice to the students because ultimately students are required to perform jobs for which their studies were…

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At 9:28am on March 07, 2015, sylvia hammond gave Hannes Nel a gift
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At 3:30 on November 27, 2012, Nelisiwe Mkhize said…
Thank u Dr, according to my knowledge there is no NLRD for AET level 1 to 3, only GETC level, even DOE doesn't have am I correct? Do you perhaps know why? As AET is such a demand.
At 9:33 on November 26, 2012, Nelisiwe Mkhize said…
Hi Dr please help me I need to know is it obliged for a training provider to be accredited in order to offer AET level 1 and 2, hence there is no NLRD for AET?
At 9:56 on September 15, 2012,
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Hi, Hannes

I always follow your discussions with interest and want to ask you to comment on my blog on 'skills universe as a civil society'.

Your input would be appreciated.


Regards

Wilma

At 11:17 on May 10, 2012, themba thulani sibanda said…

Thank you Dr Hannes Nel, let me contact you on email to provide the whole story.

At 2:32pm on May 02, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Hannes Nel a gift
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At 14:25 on June 2, 2011, Charlene Peens said…

Well said Johannes!  If more of us stand up against the Minister/s and all there unlanned and un-thought through changes, we should be able to raise a stronger voice.  I am starting to doubt the future of ETD in our country. When the OBE system started, I was one of the few people who cheered and said that we can make it work - to my disappointment, OBE has failed in my opinion and our children are suffering.  But as you very well stated, it is not the system that failed, but the people who had to implement it.  Children were already taught in OBE ways for almost a year when the teachers went for their first workshops... this is suicide in it's own right.

I am not sure where ETD is going to from now, but the QCTO has not been on a good start at all.  What will happen to ETD? What can we as providers do to assist in the turmoil?  I do agree with what you say about us guarding against being fly by nights because there are still hundreds - if not thousands - of fly by nights out there that operate exactly as you have described.  Shame on those who are brining the private provider down so badly...

 
 
 

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