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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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Lynel Farrell replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Do Occupational and Vocational Learning Practitioners require Academic Qualifications? in the group Training Service Providers
"Dr Nel, as always a very good discussion.  All the points are so valid (appreciated).  There is one problem that I experienced, and maybe this is not the discussion for it, but I am going to give it a go.  In my past experience, I…"
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Lynel Farrell replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Do Occupational and Vocational Learning Practitioners require Academic Qualifications? in the group Training Service Providers
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Kate Sani replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Do Occupational and Vocational Learning Practitioners require Academic Qualifications? in the group Training Service Providers
"Dear Hannes. Members may be interested in the DHET Policy on Professional Qualifications for Lecturers in TVET, gazetted on 11 June 2013. Much of what you say in your discussion is resonated in this policy document. It is very interesting.…"
5 hours ago
Danielle Gibb replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Do Occupational and Vocational Learning Practitioners require Academic Qualifications? in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Dr Nel, I am looking forward to reading your article. I have been in the training industry for many years, I have many years in the industry sector i work in and various University qualifications in Training & Development. My passion has…"
7 hours ago

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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Do Occupational and Vocational Learning Practitioners require Academic Qualifications? in the group Training Service Providers
"Very well, I will write something on the principles of adult learning for next week."
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Amanda Bezuidenhout replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Do Occupational and Vocational Learning Practitioners require Academic Qualifications? in the group Training Service Providers
"Major companies are beginning to recognise this problem. There is currently a degree on offer at the North West University Potchefstroom campus. I did the degree as well as the honours degree and have found it to be very advantageous in my…"
10 hours ago

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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Do Occupational and Vocational Learning Practitioners require Academic Qualifications? in the group Training Service Providers
"Des, I am not sure if we spoke about this previously. Mentornet designed the curriculum for the degree and submitted it for accreditation. However, this is a really long and unpleasant process about which I cannot say much now, seeing that it is sub…"
13 hours ago

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Des Squire replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Do Occupational and Vocational Learning Practitioners require Academic Qualifications? in the group Training Service Providers
"The lack of qualifications and general ability as facilitators and educators is a problem in the industry as a whole. Yes I agree 100% Hannes. OV ETD and TVET practitioners must all have the skills as outlined by you. The problem of course is…"
14 hours ago

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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Do Occupational and Vocational Learning Practitioners require Academic Qualifications? in the group Training Service Providers
"The points you raise are valid. Thank you. "
14 hours ago

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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Do Occupational and Vocational Learning Practitioners require Academic Qualifications? in the group Training Service Providers
"Jared, I fully agree with you that the first and foremost requirement is that the educator/lecturer or trainer must be a subject matter specialist. In addition, she or he needs certain tools to pass the learning (knowledge and skills) on. There are…"
15 hours ago

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Hannes Nel commented on Cindy Payle's blog post Private training providers will feel the heat
"Wonderful and necessary idea. However, the implementation is already proving to be flawed. How can the CHE evaluate learning content if they refuse to work through the manuals being used by private providers?"
15 hours ago
Jared Shippel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Do Occupational and Vocational Learning Practitioners require Academic Qualifications? in the group Training Service Providers
"Hannes, firstly your question is one that is long overdue and possibly a lot more complex than meets the eye. The term you have used, vocational learning practitioner, is important to note. Although the entire L&D value chain is critical, the…"
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Cas Olivier replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Do Occupational and Vocational Learning Practitioners require Academic Qualifications? in the group Training Service Providers
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Michael Schonegevel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Do Occupational and Vocational Learning Practitioners require Academic Qualifications? in the group Training Service Providers
"Hello all I just took a flight read through the post......very good points made here. The fact is that the lecturers are exactly that when they lecture.They are lecturers. So the needs and  understanding of class room…"
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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Do Occupational and Vocational Learning Practitioners require Academic Qualifications? in the group Training Service Providers
"I fully agree with you CAS, except that I feel that thinking skills apply to all the fields of learning in my list and, therefore, should form part of all modules."
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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 11 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 6:10pm on March 07, 2016, sylvia hammond gave Hannes Nel a gift
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Dear Hannes, I do hope that you're having a great birthday. All the very best wishes for a successful year. As one of our most valued members we really appreciate your membership. Regards sylvia
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
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Happy birthday Hannes We really appreciate the contribution that you make to our community and wish you all the very best for a wonderful year ahead. Have a great day sylvia & the skills-universe team
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.

 
 
 

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