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Change starts when someone takes the first step

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lynel Farrell Aug 18. 17 Replies

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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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Hannes Nel replied to Carla Van Veenendaal's discussion Costly requirement - to what end? in the group Accreditation Processes
"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…"
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sylvia hammond replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Prerequisites for a CAT system in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Frances and Mahlatse thank you both for your contributions.  It's interesting that we have all reached the same conclusion coming from entirely different directions.   Reflecting on academic institutions from the perspective of the…"
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Mahlatse Isaac Motswege replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Prerequisites for a CAT system in the group Assessors & Moderators
"The attached CAT documents has a way of telling us the direction we should should follow to enter public higher institutions,but those Higher Education Institutions are relinquishing in the stone age,not moving forward with times.They fail to allow…"
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Mahlatse Isaac Motswege replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Prerequisites for a CAT system in the group Assessors & Moderators
"The pace of work done by CHE CAT,has been poorly communicated to many institutions of higher Education.The worst part is the choice of those institution on this matter(CAT).Setas has been practicing this exercise for some time now.e.g.most…"
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Frances Kazan replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Prerequisites for a CAT system in the group Assessors & Moderators
"I too was under the same impression Sylvia - in fact when NQF came is I was so excited to be part of an education system that is modular in nature and allows progression throughout adult life - well that is what I believed ... I taught Matrics for…"
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sylvia hammond replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Prerequisites for a CAT system in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Good morning Hannes and thank you for such a great discussion.   First, I must say I didn't know what a Potemkin village is, so I "Googled" it and found the Merriam Webster dictionary definition: "an impressive facade or…"
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This issue is not the flavour of the month – it is more like the taste of garlic in your mouth the day after you put too much of it on your steak. The first time I came across the concept credit accumulation and transfer (CAT) system was in a research report by the Council on Higher Education – I can’t even…See More
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Steve Short replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Is a holistic approach to RPL the answer? in the group Assessors & Moderators
"I have no choice but to enjoy it Marietta... I moved here for love and am now happily married.  I sent you a 'friend' request because I want to send you Phil's email addie.  He mentioned a while back that he really enjoyed…"
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Marietta van Rooyen replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Is a holistic approach to RPL the answer? in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Thank you Hannes. I am surprised that Phil still remembers me, as I did a course with him around 1997 or 8. That was the start of the Assessment College I suppose. Steve I hope you have a good time in Australia. I certainly enjoyed the two study…"
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Steve Short replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Is a holistic approach to RPL the answer? in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Glad I could assist."
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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Is a holistic approach to RPL the answer? in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Excellent, thank you very much, Steve. I will contact Dr Rutherford. Yes, there is only one Marietta van Rooyen - the world won't be able to cope with more of them! She is a no-nonsense lady, but I love her for the brilliant character that she…"
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Steve Short replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Is a holistic approach to RPL the answer? in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Ok so I have asked around, posted something on 2 RTO networks and the only (active and registered) thing I could find was a unit (Unit Standard) - 'TAEASS504A Develop and implement recognition strategies' (see…"
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Des Squire replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Is a holistic approach to RPL the answer? in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Hi Heather - you could try Professor Andries Claassens His e-mail is andries.claassens@aurecongroup.com"
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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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