"Hi Celeste, you are welcome! We all should be complimenting and motivating each other at all times. Most of us are here because we want to share experiences, our knowledge, learn from each other, get guidance or input - and skills…"
"Hi Sylvia, I don't think they will take the responsibility of assuring the quality of learning material. There should be a generic framework of requirements, but after that, pending on the industry and occupation - there are just too much…"
"Hi Celeste, I feel that I need to clear some "hanging" questions/remarks quickly.
1. It was not my intention to preach, but merely to state facts (especially for those whom have the same frustrations, but have not done their homework on…"
"Hi Celeste, you must be very frustrated in paying for cheap materials and getting burned for poor quality at the same time. Today I feel the need to support the SETAs here. For many years accreditation applications and learning programme…"
"Hi Nwabisa, I do believe that the rate will depend on the size of the business. The difference comes in when the numbers and amount of work to be done changes from hours to days or even weeks. If the business have most of the…"
"Well, what a topic! Dr Nel, your topics, information, thoughts and knowledge is invaluable. It doesn't matter what topic you write about, it is most appreciated (I am sure that I speak for a number of people - or should I say…"
"Chantel, spot on! And thank you for this, I absolutely agree. I have worked with a great team of people and it was very clear that once the atmosphere is set on a great positive atmosphere, the work-flow is unstoppable! Team spirit…"
"Hi Clare, I think that you are making the right decision. Never put your business at risk. I am glad you are keeping tight control of your brand, your accreditation and keeping a safe-guard over what you have worked for. Wishing…"
"Hi Sylvia, I really think that the QCTO will be of great help here. This should be stipulated in detail so that all providers comply with the same rule (at least this will be one rule that goes for all). If this gets stipulated by QCTO…"
I would suggest that the retention is specifically related to the type of activity:
If it relates to a payroll issue then at least 5 years; and
if it relates to a taxation issue, then I understand that is 7 years, (confirm with SARS)…"
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.
I'm a young adult lady(Onkemetse Roselyn Dikgole) a Training and Development Officer at Anglogold Ashanti Chemical Laboratory since, acquired Higher Certificate in ETD last year through University of Johannesburg, I'm registered assessor and moderator with ETDP SETA, currently I'm busy with POE for ETD Management and QMS and registered Training and Development with UNISA. I've got the burning undying love and passion for ETD and would like to be assisted in pushing through in the field as the Mining industry is now shrinking one is not sure of what the future hold.
I can be contacted at 0848062868, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.