Marie Smith
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Marie Smith's Discussions

ServiceSETA backlog project

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lynel Farrell Nov 2, 2015. 1 Reply

I have just noted a notice on ServiceSETA web page inviting all stakeholders who have outstanding issues to make use of a form posted on the web page to follow up on several types of issues.The…Continue

SDL levies rebate

Started this discussion. Last reply by sylvia hammond Feb 8, 2013. 5 Replies

I will appreciate any information or reference to formal documentation or the Minister's announcement relating to the SDL rebate reduction to 20%.Continue

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Marie Smith replied to TRACEY WAGENAAR's discussion Pre moderation of qualification in the group Learning Material Development
"No, Tracey. The developer cannot moderate his/her own materials. And it would not be ethical for a materials developer to have materials moderated once and then keep on reselling the moderator's report together with the materials."
5 hours ago

Marie Smith added a discussion to the group Learning Material Development

Practical workshop - Development of outcomes-based learning materials and assessments

Practical workshop planned on developing outcomes-based learning materials and assessments.Aimed at participants who have successfully completed US 115755 and 123394.Also ideal for practitioners who have recently qualified and are interested in mentoring on these skills.Participants will attend a workshop and complete a project (after the contact session) on which they will receive feedback.Pretoria.Inbox me for details if interested.Please note that this will not be facilitation of the…See More
Apr 29

Marie Smith added a discussion to the group Assessors & Moderators

Moderation of learning materials

While some SETAs require a report on the moderation of learning materials, others do not have the same requirement.In practice, many training providers are informed during evaluation of materials for programmme approval or even worse - only at the end of the learning process, namely  during moderation of assessment or even during external moderation - that the learning materials submitted and in some cases approved by a SETA does not meet all the range statements, specific outcomes, assessment…See More
Apr 29
Hannes Pieterse liked Marie Smith's blog post Six key benefits of company-specific learning programmes
Apr 23

Marie Smith replied to Marie Smith's discussion Looking for an RPL provider for moderation in the group Training Service Providers
"Thank you, Jennifer. Will refer my associate to you."
Apr 22

Marie Smith replied to Marie Smith's discussion Looking for an RPL provider for moderation in the group Training Service Providers
"Thank you, Dave. I will refer her to you."
Apr 22
Dave Muir replied to Marie Smith's discussion Looking for an RPL provider for moderation in the group Training Service Providers
"Hallo Marie, You can contact Competitive Edge Training and Consulting on 078 244 3982 or 061 426 9662. We specialise in RPL-based Assessor and Moderator training. Kind regards, Dave"
Apr 22
Jeniffer Maako replied to Marie Smith's discussion Looking for an RPL provider for moderation in the group Training Service Providers
"hi, Marie thanks for you post, please note that we can assist, she can email we will gladly assists."
Apr 22

Marie Smith added a discussion to the group Training Service Providers

Looking for an RPL provider for moderation

An associate of mine needs to do an RPL for moderation. She completed the very first unit standard and has allowed her registration to lapse.Please inbox me if you can assist. Thanks.See More
Apr 21

Marie Smith replied to Liezl van der Westhuizen's discussion Accredited Training without being acceredited in the group Training Service Providers
"I know the discussion started some time ago and several views have been expressed. Pulled out the Code of Conduct that assessors and moderators sign with ServiceSETA, and which requires them to act as follows: 4.9 Ensure that providers are…"
Apr 19

Celeste Maxime Lackay replied to Marie Smith's discussion Assessor required Qual 33833 Business Administration Services - NQF3 in the group Assessors & Moderators
" Hi Marie, I am registered for this qualification. You can contact me on  0437361141 or mail Regards Celeste "
Apr 12

Marie Smith and Andrew Gammelin are now friends
Apr 11
Graeme Lategan replied to Marie Smith's discussion Freelance assessor and moderator needed for US 262706 Demonstrate understanding of production systems and production management in the group Assessors & Moderators
Apr 11

Marie Smith added a discussion to the group Assessors & Moderators

Freelance assessor and moderator needed for US 262706 Demonstrate understanding of production systems and production management

This post is on behalf of a client in the process of accreditation with MERSETA and who needs assessors and moderators in Gauteng for the above unit standard.Interested freelance practitioners, please inbox me and I will put you in contact with the client for negotiations and signing of an SLA.See More
Apr 11

Marie Smith replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Overcoming the obstacles in the way of an articulated NQF in the group Training Service Providers
"Fully supporting your recommendations, Hannes."
Apr 11

Marie Smith added a discussion to the group Learning Material Development

Learnership materials - Food processing

If you have the learning materials for one of the following full learnerships available, please inbox me.I am enquiring on behalf of client, who will do the negotiations but I will be involved in checking quality.59386 Fresh meat processing NQF357880 Meat processing NQF3See More
Apr 8

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Tell us about what you do
SkillsEdge was established in the beginning of 2010, recognising a need for well-developed learning materials and quality assurance services relating to behaviours that have an impact on the bottom line of any organisation — customer/guest service, supervision and management — to realise the vision and mission of an organisation, and to set an organisation apart from the competition.

SkillsEdge’s approach is to identify critical skills and performance requirements and translate these into effective learning programmes, coupled with assuring that service delivery is in accordance with the standards of an organisation and aligned to the vision and mission of the organisation.

Learning materials developed by SkillsEdge are designed to be relevant to the target group and include ample opportunity for practicing and implementing skills at the workplace.

I develop learning material, focussing on my areas of subject matter expertise: supervisory and management development, new venture creation, skills development, learning barriers, coaching, mentoring, customer service and customer service management. With ratification by technical subject matter experts, I have developed numerous technical learning programmes.

Developed more than 200 programmes under the auspices of ServiceSeta, W&RSETA, ETDPSETA, FoodBev and MQA.

I also assist training providers with accreditation with ServiceETA and W&RSETA.
Marie visited Disney World Resort in Atlanta, USA, in 2005 to learn first-hand from this internationally-acclaimed guest experience organisation on how to create memorable experiences for guests.

She was trained on the implementation of quality management systems and quality assurance during an 8-year period as Head: Training Section, South African Bureau of Standards (SABS).

Project-managed development of full qualification (and developed most of the material) for mining management.
Extensive experience in management, management development, behaviour change through coaching and mentoring.
Experienced entrepreneur, understanding SMME retail.
Registered HR Professional with SA Board for People Practice (ETDP)
Assessor, Moderator- ServiceSETA W&RSETA, ETDPSETA
More than 15 years' experience as facilitator
Skills Development Facilitator
What companies or organisations are you with?
Trading as SkillsEdge

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At 23:11 on January 29, 2013, Charles Cotter said…

Hi, Marie, we are still in the initiation phase of the establishment of SAPTA. We had our founding meeting in November 2012 in which an Executive Council was elected. SAPTA has been registered with CIPRO. Three dedicated work groups were established to focus on the pivotal areas, namely: Governance; Membership/certification and Marketing/administration.

We plan to have our first networking breakfast sometime in April in which we will invite all interested stakeholders to join us and a more formal event in June 2013.

Essentially, SAPTA's vision is to instill and foster a culture of professionalism amongst trainers and to be the custodian of the rights, interests and needs of trainers. Indeed a tall order, but we have a fantastic ExCo and work group members to drive the process.

You are welcome to register and/or volunteer for the work groups. Our next meeting will be mid-February. SAPTA will be using Skills Universe and LinkedIn as communication platforms.      

At 11:25 on November 21, 2012, Suvrajit D Chowdhury said…

I am responsible for end-to-end e-learning & training solutions delivery across verticals like Educational Institutions, Corporates in IT, Telecom, Retail, BFSI, Healthcare etc. Leverage upon our years of experience in learning and training domain in different verticals and develop diverse solutions for various clients. 

Key service offerings are listed as below:

·         Custom Content Development (WBTs, CBTs, ILTs, VILTs, Blended Solutions, Webinars, Product Trainings, Process Trainings, HR/Sales Trainings, Compliance n Regulatory Trainings, Technical Trainings, Product Manuals, Walkthroughs, Catalogs, Assessments etc.)

·         Learning and Training Staff Augmentation (Provide Resources like Instructional Designers, Technical Writers, Quality Analysts, Multimedia Developers\Designers, Programmers, SMEs, Project Managers etc. in Onsite and Offsite models)

·         Content Localization (Text, Audio and Video translation in more than 40+ International languages like European, Latin American and Asia-Pac languages)

·         Content Re-purposing and Re-engineering (Conversion of legacy content into newer forms and newer technologies)

·         LMS/LCMS Solutions

·         Technical Trainings for Education

·         Mobile (Smart Phones & Tablets) and Game based Learning

·         Simulation/Scenario based learning

·         2D/3D Animations, Multimedia Services

·         XML/HTML Services

·         Learning Portals Development

·         Social Learning Communities Development

Please let me know if i could be at your assistance.




Marie Smith's Blog

Six key benefits of company-specific learning programmes

Posted on March 31, 2016 at 13:42 0 Comments

It makes performance sense for companies to use company-specific or customised learning programmes, based on organisational strategy. The infographic developed by SkillsEdge summarises the six key benefits.

Focuses on company-specific skills and subject matter. Not…


ServiceSETA requirement for agreement if learning material is purchased

Posted on August 1, 2015 at 17:47 20 Comments

Most developers of learning materials are probably aware that the ServiceSETA adopted a new procedure for accreditation earlier this year. Where they previously evaluated the online application for compliance and then arranged a site visit during which the evaluator evaluated both the QMS and learning programmes for programme approval, they now first do a desktop evaluation of the documentation before arranging a site visit. The provider has to submit the QMS and learning materials in hard…


Evaluating learning material to be acquired or developed

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 12:56 19 Comments

When deciding on a developer or a supplier of off-the-shelf SAQA-aligned outcomes-based learning material and assessments, the Training Provider's dilemma is how to evaluate the potential contractor or supplier.

Some time ago, the question arose of what guidelines can be given to training providers when they have to decide on contracting a designer/developer of outcomes-based learning material and assessments or when they buy 'off-the-shelf' material.

The suggestions that…


Minister Nzimande's budget tomorrow - Main & Guardian

Posted on April 23, 2012 at 20:20 2 Comments

Nzimande's budget: Universities take strain


On the eve of Parliament's crucial discussion on Tuesday about the financing of South…


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