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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

There is no doubt…Continue

Tags: quality, colleges, plan, assurance, occupational

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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karen deller replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Please don't kill occupational qualifications in the group Training Service Providers
"HI Suzanne and Hannes - I have had similar experiences.  So, anyone who asks questions or offers recommendations is 'cut off' from future engagement.  I wrote a paper on the difficulties of RPL under the QCTO system which was…"
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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Please don't kill occupational qualifications in the group Training Service Providers
"Suzanne, When I questioned the model and the interpretation of the model by a certain QDF they stopped inviting me to scoping meetings. I subsequently made appointments and spoke to four QCTO managers at four different occasions. I also sent…"
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Suzanne Hattingh replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Please don't kill occupational qualifications in the group Training Service Providers
"I just want to add my voice to the criticism of the QCTO qualifications model. I really tried from the inception of this model to raise these and other concerns, but the designers of the model stubbornly resisted any criticism. I raised my…"
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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Please don't kill occupational qualifications in the group Training Service Providers
"Karen, The plight of the unemployed is of great concern to me. The second issue that needs careful consideration is the complicated system. Complicated seldom works. Although most certainly not the ideal system, I feel that we can at least follow…"
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karen deller replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Please don't kill occupational qualifications in the group Training Service Providers
"HI Hannes, I am not pro the QCTO curriculum model at all as I also feel it has been poorly constructed for 'white collar' job categories (it is, of course, pretty similar to the old artisan training model when people spent three months at…"
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Hannes Nel commented on Moegsien Harris's blog post Economic transformation will change South Africa in the formidable free nation that it must aspire to become.
"EXCELLENT - you have the vision that our leaders need."
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Charlene Peens replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Please don't kill occupational qualifications in the group Training Service Providers
"Very good discussion Hannes and all very relevant.  The whole QCTO idea was a very good on but as with everything else in South Africa - poorly executed!  I look forward to hearing comments on your post :) "
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Please don't kill occupational qualifications

Services SETA recently announced that they are re-registering their qualifications and unit standards.I believe we discussed the pros and cons of unit standards enough, so let’s move on to full qualifications and the no longer new QCTO curriculum model. So-called employers who were supposed to provide learners on occupational qualifications, most notably learnerships, opportunities to gain workplace experience, did not for various reasons. And so it was decided not to issue learners with…See More
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Hannes Nel commented on sylvia hammond's blog post Services SETA announcement: Re-registered Qualifications and Unit Standards
"This is excellent news and a responsible decision. I will use it as the foundation of an article, which I will write over the coming weekend."
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Hannes Nel commented on Chantel Harris's blog post The relationship between HR and social media
"Thank you, I am honored. Yours, by the way, is perfect."
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Hannes Nel commented on Chantel Harris's blog post The relationship between HR and social media
"Ah, social media. Seeing that one can easily misconstrue emails and comments like this one, I need to warn you in advance that I am only pulling your leg. Des and I once suggested that Dr Jax replace her photo with a "more revealing" one…"
Aug 19

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Hannes Nel replied to sylvia hammond's discussion "We are illiterate" - three key words from the Farlam Marikana Report in the group HR & Personnel Practitioners
"Education is the only solution to this problem and almost all others."
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MD and owner of Mentornet, a private training institution. We also design and develop learning materials and do quality assurance of ETD.
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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 12:51 on July 13, 2015, Sonia Magni said…

Thank you so very much.

At 1:55 on June 20, 2015, Steve Short said…

Hi Hannes

I just stumbled across your comment regarding your kind offer to forward me a copy of your book.  I have battled to find your personal email address (without success) and will therefore mail it to contact@mentornet.co.za - hope it reaches you.  Many thanks again :-)

At 9:28am on March 07, 2015, sylvia hammond gave Hannes Nel a gift
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
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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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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
 
 
 

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