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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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Hannes Nel commented on sharon snell's blog post Napping and Productivity
"No mention is made of how long such a nap should last. I take a ten minute power nap after work at home before my wife and I take our dogs for a walk. A ten minute power nap during the lunch hour would also be acceptable. Unfortunately some people…"
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Hannes Nel replied to sylvia hammond's discussion How can we improve our ability to expand the skills base of our economy?
"I believe the answer is rather simple. We need the following if we are to improve the state of our economy: 1. A common vision for the future. 2. Ethical values and moral behaviour for all. Effective leadership in all areas and at all levels. A…"
Jan 20

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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion What would private learning providers prefer? in the group Training Service Providers
"Fine, Sylvia. The framework is attached."
Jan 20
sylvia hammond replied to Hannes Nel's discussion What would private learning providers prefer? in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Charles and Hannes, Appreciate your constructive comments - personally I would suggest we get on and do the best we can to make a contribution to the NDP - irrespective who doesn't come along with us, doesn't want us, doesn't agree…"
Jan 20

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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion What would private learning providers prefer? in the group Training Service Providers
"Supporting the National Development Plan (NDP) In our efforts to survive we miss wonderful opportunities. Mentornet, the ultimate optimists, thought we could contribute to the NDP and in the process also do something for other private learning…"
Jan 20
Charles Dey replied to Hannes Nel's discussion What would private learning providers prefer? in the group Training Service Providers
"I would be prepared to attend and I think it would be very important. In my view we would come away with something of value if we had a clearer idea of Government's view of the future role(s) of private providers in the TVET space as well as an…"
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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion What would private learning providers prefer? in the group Training Service Providers
"Just stay with us. The QCTO will probably again be a burning issue this year. You will meet the experts here. However, I don't think we should make them our breakfast workshop topic again - they had their chance last year."
Jan 15
sylvia hammond replied to Hannes Nel's discussion What would private learning providers prefer? in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Jax Having feedback after that meeting will be so appreciated :)"
Jan 15
sylvia hammond replied to Hannes Nel's discussion What would private learning providers prefer? in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Dorothy,  To find previous discussion (as Jacqui says there are many) use the little search boxes. Start with the Groups, click there and in the box put QCTO - that will bring up both the group with that name and also discussions. You can…"
Jan 15

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Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax) replied to Hannes Nel's discussion What would private learning providers prefer? in the group Training Service Providers
"Dear Dorothy, we are all in"
Jan 15
Dorothy Snyman replied to Hannes Nel's discussion What would private learning providers prefer? in the group Training Service Providers
"As a newcomer to this forum (Skills Universe) I am unsure to what extent the subject of the QCTO has been discussed. I am really struggling to find out exactly what is happening and what we as providers need to do to be ready for this. "
Jan 15

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Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax) replied to Hannes Nel's discussion What would private learning providers prefer? in the group Training Service Providers
"No prob. Just a suggestion"
Jan 15

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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion What would private learning providers prefer? in the group Training Service Providers
"I will come back to you on your suggestion, Jacqui. Let's allow other private providers and APPETD to give us their ideas first."
Jan 15

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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 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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