"Wonderful and congratulations Jason, you are always an inspiration and one of my favourite work related colleagues. I am looking forward to reading this. Thank you for addressing issues that are slipped under the pillow. Poverty knows no…"
A call for help to SETAs, SAQA, QCTO and DHET have been tried. In order to get concerns heard in the QCTO environment, member support is required to forward our cry for help to the Public Protector. We can only stand together, support one another and hope for a positive outcome. The time has come to stand together.See More
"Dear Shaheed, Thank you for the kind words. Publishing in South Africa is a challenge and in all fairness to them, there are some books which are money spinners and there are those that are not. I had to work with a small publisher and was lucky…"
"Yes, I agree with Lynel. There has been much discussion about other races being poor and homeless, but being white in South Africa is believed by many as not being disadvantaged. Some white people have just had there pensions withdrawn by the…"
"Congratulations on your book looking forward to reading your story. I hope you did not struggle to publish it because in this country it so difficult to publish a book. You always have to run from one publishing house to another and end up being…"
"Jason, a huge congratulations on your achievement. I saw your interview on DSTV channel 405 on the 10th November, and was really impressed! We are so proud of you! Your hard work is acknowledged and appreciated. It is a…"
Is South Africa ready for a novel about poor whites? Over recent years there has been a discernable increase in poverty and homelessness amongst white people in South Africa. The presence of these is noted in the 7754 households believed to be homeless as per Statistics South Africa 2011 census, which could be up to 28 000…See More
"I guess the answer to my question/request for information is: No? Then, I would also like to inform you that your qualification numbers and qualification names do not all correspond and you have errors as to which SETA it belongs to, not…"
"Hi Sylvia, thank you. I have spend hours/days trying to obtain the electronic doc. Funny thing is ..... when it was available some time ago, I actually printed the document, but wanted to share some parts (not re-type it) - the…"
Getting organisations back to basics, filling the gaps in quality assurance in any training environment! Conducting internal and external evaluations of ETD Providers in terms of given criteria and/or quality assurance principles for a variety of purposes including but not limited to accreditation applications, development of accreditation processes, improvement of provision. Plan, prepare, conduct, evaluate, analyse, verify, interpret reports with regards to the Provider's quality assurance systems for learning provision and assessment. Report findings as well as make recommendations. ETQA Manager, dealing with quality assurance for an Accredited Provider. Register Assessors and Moderators for single unit standards, as well as skills programs, Learnerships and Qualifications. Qualified Facilitator, Assessor, Moderator and Verifier.
Congrats, it all finally came together! Sorry I have been so quiet, been hectic. Since our last contact I have relocated up to JHB from Durban and am now working for one of the training providers in establishing ETQA processes. Still haven't settled but getting there. Will get back into everything soon.
I think that the majority of the problem stems from focussing on Assessor and Moderator registrations and not looking at the higher levels of ETD Practitioner in the QA process. Originally there was a set of 4 unit standards under ETDP that covered Assessor, Moderator, Verifier and Evaluator. Since that time, the assessor and moderator unit standards have changed, the verifier unit standard was allowed to end and the evaluator unit standard stays as it was. To date, while Assessor and Moderator registrations try to reflect the requirements of the relevant unit standard, there seems to be no real initiative to apply similar registration criteria to the upper levels of ETD Practitioner.
I completed the Verifier programme while it was still valid in 2005, and the Evaluator programme back in 2007, using an actual exercise with a provider that was needing assisstance with achieving accreditation. I am well aware of the shortcomings of ETQA Practitioners in terms of these programmes, and it has given me some insight into what providers need in these processes. While it has taken some time, there is a market for these services and it is the one thing that I can be thankful to an ETQA for.
I dont believe you have made the wrong choice, as long as you believe that you can be successful. In terms of making systems work, it is clear that it is up to the participants, and not the ETQA's, to apply the correct procedures and methods. What you are doing is preparing yourself to do just this. Give me a shout if you need anything.
Hi Lynel - welcome to our skills-universe. Please add your photo and feel free to join the Gauteng group and as many other groups as you are interested in, and participate in discussions and of course, please invite your friends & colleagues to join. :)