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Change starts when someone takes the first step

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

There is no doubt…Continue

Tags: quality, colleges, plan, assurance, occupational

The Cumulative Effect of Private Provision

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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. 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. 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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Charlene Peens replied to Hannes Nel's discussion So much for quality assurance in the group Training Service Providers
"Yes, I agree with you Themba :( "
Dec 11
Charlene Peens replied to Hannes Nel's discussion So much for quality assurance in the group Training Service Providers
"I agree with you Tass!! I feel exactly the same :( "
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sylvia hammond replied to Hannes Nel's discussion So much for quality assurance in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Hannes, if I understand this correctly, the SETA is not issuing the certificate in the name of the SETA but rather as the AQP role delegated by the QCTO.  So ultimately, it is the QCTO which is responsible.  Have formal complaints been…"
Dec 8
themba thulani sibanda replied to Hannes Nel's discussion So much for quality assurance in the group Training Service Providers
"Certification process is a problem across all SETA's. i would agree and support the issue of giving Learning institutions the rights to hand out their own certificates. Without this decision being made, we as institutions will always suffer…"
Dec 8

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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion So much for quality assurance in the group Training Service Providers
"Mentornet is and has been a member of APPETD for some years already. It is interesting that you don't know it."
Dec 8
Celeste Maxime Lackay replied to Hannes Nel's discussion So much for quality assurance in the group Training Service Providers
"Get yourselves registered with the SABPP. I know it is a costly exercise, but the benefits far outweigh the costs."
Dec 8

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Tass Schwab replied to Hannes Nel's discussion So much for quality assurance in the group Training Service Providers
"I confess to a feeling of fury over any Government run institutions at the moment... "
Dec 8

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So much for quality assurance

This cannot go on - never in the history of this country has quality assurance of education and training been in such a poor state as now. We were supposed to have held three graduation ceremonies this year. It turned out impossible to get the ETDP SETA to issue national certificates on time. They either do not issue all the certificates, there are typing errors and other mistakes on the certificates or some of the certificates were not signed – or all of the above. We postponed the graduation…See More
Dec 8

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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Preconditions for selling training materials to learning providers in the group Training Service Providers
"Hello Linda, I would not call then unscrupulous, but they certain know how to see and capitalize on an opportunity. We publish books, but  providers mostly prefer manuals that they can copy large numbers of, so we provide it to them in…"
Dec 5
Linda Ingram replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Preconditions for selling training materials to learning providers in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Hannes, I agree with you and yes - there are many unscrupulous providers around and you are not the first and will not be the last to have this happen. I am employed by one of the larger institutions you refer you (although have not purchased…"
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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Preconditions for selling training materials to learning providers in the group Training Service Providers
"Thank you very much, Sylvia - and Anzel and Adel for understanding. Very well, I will add the list to Skills Universe, but first we will give our clients a reasonable opportunity to object if they wish. To date everybody understands. Even the one…"
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Adel Myburgh replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Preconditions for selling training materials to learning providers in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi - we as a company purchase materials from a lot of different developers due to the fact that I don't have the time to developed myself and second to that - it's more cost effective in the long run.  When we purchase materials from…"
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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 10:04am on March 07, 2014, sylvia hammond gave Hannes Nel a gift
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Happy birthday Hannes - all the very best for a great day and a successful year. Thank you so much for the valuable contribution you make to our community - from sylvia and the skills-universe team
At 12:12pm on March 07, 2013, sylvia hammond gave Hannes Nel a gift
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A birthday gift from the skills-universe team
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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Wilma de Villiers
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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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Thank you so much - sylvia
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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