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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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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL HR and training practitioners coming together  to unlock the hidden talents in the interests of employers and employees.See More
Sep 16

Marie Smith replied to Lindani Mbayisa's discussion Training Provider Accredittion in the group Accreditation Processes
"Lindani, please inbox me, providing your contact details. I can assist with accreditation with some of the SETAs. "
Sep 16
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Marie Smith replied to Marie Smith's discussion Needed - Learning material for Communication modules NQF3 in Zulu in the group Learning Material Development
"Cas, sometimes feel as if it is stating the obvious, but sadly these basic requirements often need to be stated."
Sep 3
Cas Olivier replied to Marie Smith's discussion Needed - Learning material for Communication modules NQF3 in Zulu in the group Learning Material Development
"Marie, I just love the way you state your learning material requirements "
Sep 3

Marie Smith replied to Marie Smith's discussion Needed - Learning material for Communication modules NQF3 in Zulu in the group Learning Material Development
"Thank you, Duduzile. Please mail me at"
Sep 3
DuduzileZwane replied to Marie Smith's discussion Needed - Learning material for Communication modules NQF3 in Zulu in the group Learning Material Development
"Dear Marie Hope all is well with you Yellow Media Publishers does have the learning material in IsiZulu, South Sotho and Xhosa Kindly send me your email address so that I can send you samples Kind regards Duduzile…"
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Needed - Learning material for Communication modules NQF3 in Zulu

I need quality learning materials for Communication NQF 3 in Zulu for second language for NQF4 qualification. Learner-friendly, meeting all range statements, specific outcomes and assessment criteria.Contextualisation for wholesale and retail would be preferred. Integrated assessment where possible.Please inbox me if you can assist.Fundamental 9302 Access information in order to respond to client enquiries in a…See More
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Marie Smith replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Prerequisites for a CAT system in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Great news, James."
Sep 3

Marie Smith replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion TRAINING:: Training Centres Are Producing Sub-standard Artisans
"Very valid points and concerns raised by all - there are defects in all aspects of the system - from national (political) policy through to the implementation of systems that are intended to ensure quality training (QMS/SETA/QCTO), quality of…"
Aug 18

Marie Smith replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Change starts when someone takes the first step
"Hannes, I agree that there is a need for promoting quality. There are many private providers including private colleges who are passionate about and proud of the quality of learning they are providing - I have worked with several of them. My concern…"
Aug 11

Marie Smith replied to Previledge Madhovi's discussion Material Developer and Facilitator in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Previledge, I can assist with developing the material for a short course on good governance and CSR in mining industry. Would like to discuss some aspects. You may contact me on so that we can exchange telephone contact…"
Jul 26

Marie Smith replied to TRACEY WAGENAAR's discussion Assessment /Moderation question? in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Tracey, an integrated assessment may indeed be done if the assessment was designed in that manner. As you mention to Des, most providers follow the individual unit standard approach because most developers design assessments that way. I have come…"
Jul 24

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Qualified and experienced developer of outcomes-based learning material and assessments, Levels 1-5
Design fully-aligned 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. Developed more than 70 programmes under the auspices of ServiceSeta, W&RSETA, ETDPSETA and MQA.
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 Practicitioner 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.




At 15:20 on May 31, 2011, Henriette van Twisk said…

Hi Marie

I have not forgotten about you - I have asked the question and they will let me know what we can do shortly!

At 18:41 on May 24, 2011, Henriette van Twisk said…

Hi Marie

it would seem we have a glitsch - CIMAP website has a full page explaining the RPL facility as well as a list of available qualifications under News and Views.  E-mail seems to be working fine but have not received anything from you today.  Please give me a call on 079 346 2298 if you continue having problems? 

Thanks 'Henriette

Marie Smith's Blog

Time for pest control in education and training?

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 10:21 0 Comments

My summary of background is to contextualise my concerns.

I have been a co-owner of a small/medium retail business for 10 years, sandwiched between training and development experience totalling more than 20 years, in smaller organisations (but with contracts from major national companies) and large organisations. So I have been exposed to and practice best practice in education and training and I am also au fait with retail marketing techniques.

I remain puzzled (I can't say…


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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