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Implementation of Learnerships

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wilma de Villiers Jan 6, 2014. 6 Replies

Need information: Early Childhood Development

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tass Schwab Oct 5, 2013. 3 Replies

 

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Wilma de Villiers replied to sylvia hammond's discussion QCTO Update 2: Certification Update SETA Certification Backlog in the group QCTO: Questions and Answers
"My question is:  Why are the rules and the way that the SETAs work so different?  For example, we offer the same qualification for 2 different SETAS.  SETA A randomly select the files that have to be submitted for them to verify the…"
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QCTO: Questions and Answers

I have been on several of the QCTO scoping meetings pertaining to the design and development of the new occupational qualifications and there seem to be some confusion as to the process in developing these qualifications and in particular the role and function of the QCTO.The implementation of the QCTO started in 2006 but as a result of operational problems the implementation was postponed to later and now are semi-functional with the core of quality assurance which is the main function…See More
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Wilma de Villiers replied to Colleen Becker's discussion Unprofessional and unethical Service Providers who won't pay for services rendered. in the group Assessors & Moderators
"I remember there was a similar discussion around behaviour like this.  Some of us then wondered if these companies/ providers cannot be named and shamed. The challenge is that it can lead to being sued.  I think that is why so many…"
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Ntomb'entle Dolls: A doll that looks like them - business women launch range of South African dolls

"Excellent idea.  Can also be used to learn young children about different cultures."
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sylvia hammond commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post Why study if it is not going to improve your career prospects?
"Wonderful news - well done - so proud of you."
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Wilma de Villiers commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post Why study if it is not going to improve your career prospects?
"Thanks for my champagne!  Virtual champagne works better for me than real champagne! I graduated this week at the University of Western Cape."
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sylvia hammond commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post Why study if it is not going to improve your career prospects?
"Wilma, thank you for the kind words - and I hope that this means that you have finished and graduated because I'm sending you virtual champagne. And just this week I referred another member to you as our ECD expert."
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Why study if it is not going to improve your career prospects?

This is a question that was asked by many people when they found out that I was enrolled for a Masters Degree. Not even progress to a higher salary scale?After school I studied because I needed the qualification to become a teacher.  Then I enrolled through UNISA for two qualifications thereafter and the reason was that I wanted to increase my knowledge specifically in the ECD field.So why did I enroll, already in my fifties, for the Masters of Education in Adult Learning and Education? FOR…See More
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Wilma de Villiers replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Social Development publishes Early Childhood Development Policy - for comment in the group Early Childhood Development
"Thanks for making us aware of it.  It is quite a thick document to work through.  I know that there are groups of people that are going to mete to work through it - it is actually a good idea."
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Wilma de Villiers replied to Kurt Anthony's discussion Going rate for Assessment in the group Assessors & Moderators
"One training provider that I am dealing with is charging R10 per credit (minimum of R100 per unit standard). Another training provider charges R25 per credit."
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Wilma de Villiers replied to Rolf Kühnast's discussion Charging a commitment fee for an MOU in the group Assessors & Moderators
"It is disappointing how people 'use' you.  I agree that we should all charge a fee and then say the fee can be deducted from our service when they make use of one.  Example - I assess and then deduct the service fee from my bill. "
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Wilma de Villiers replied to Andrew Hoffenburg's discussion Recognition of Prior Learning - RPL in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi, I have sent a message via the inbox because I don't want to post my e-mail address in an open forum.  I've had some 'negative' e-mails and Sylvia once warned that one must be careful to post your e-mail address for…"
Mar 11

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Tell us about what you do
Programme Manager at College of Cape Town - Education and Training, includes Early Childhood Development (ECD)Department.
Involved in lecturing, managing programmes, assessment, moderating, etc. of the following programmes:
* Level 1 Basic Certificate in ECD
* Level 4 National FET Certificate: ECD
* Level 5 Higher Certificate in ECD
* Level 5 National Diploma in ECD
* Level 5 Certificate: Education
* NCV Education & Training
* Short Courses/ Skills: Conduct Outcomes-based Assessment,
* ECD RPL Pilot Project

I also do external assessment and moderation for ECD-courses/ programmes.
My main 'responsibility' is for the learnerships that we offer, sponsored by EPWP and managed by the Western Education Department.

Umalusi External Moderator (resigned), INTEC & Damelinassessor and moderator
What companies or organisations are you with?
College of Cape Town, INTEC, Damelin

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Why study if it is not going to improve your career prospects?

Posted on March 21, 2015 at 19:27 3 Comments

This is a question that was asked by many people when they found out that I was enrolled for a Masters Degree. Not even progress to a higher salary scale?

After school I studied because I needed the qualification to become a teacher.  Then I enrolled through UNISA for two qualifications thereafter and the reason was that I wanted to increase my knowledge specifically in the ECD field.

So why did I enroll, already in my fifties, for the Masters of Education in…

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ECD: Recognition of Prior Learning

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 19:22 7 Comments

I have very little experience in RPL.  What I have realized over the years that there are many myths and/ or misunderstandings regarding the RPL processes. RPL is a path that we are now investigating and preparing for. 

I googled and found valuable websites, especially regarding ECD RPL in Australia.  I also looked at their diagnostic tool but am not sure what the criteria exactly are for a diagnostic tool.  The purpose of the tool is clear to me but not the…

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SMOKING AT WORK

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 21:30 5 Comments

I read an interesting article in the Weekend Argus of 15 March 2014, THANK YOU FOR NOT SMOKING AT WORK Tony Healy discussed smoking at work in his article. He said that employers are entitled to impose a ban or reduce pay for breaks taken. I am sure that smokers were and will be up in arms when they read this.

Smokers are entitled to smoke before and after work, during their lunch and tea breaks. This is unfortunately not happening in most instances.

My husband…

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COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT ... a mouthful!

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 22:30 4 Comments

A while ago Sylvia commented on the collective agreement and I tried to find it but was unsuccessful.

I am a lecturer at an FET College and as many people know, we have now moved over to DHET.  A collective agreement was signed.…

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Focus on Learning Outcomes?

Posted on September 29, 2013 at 22:05 0 Comments

Cas posted a blog on his website: Are we teaching as if print technology was never invented?…

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At 7:48pm on March 21, 2015, sylvia hammond gave Wilma de Villiers a gift
At 21:37 on October 15, 2013, Tilly Reddy said…
Thanks Wilma
Time is always a challenge. It seems like it will be worth all the effort. Thanks once again. Regards Tilly
At 6:29 on April 3, 2013,
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Cas Olivier
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Hallo Wilma, my email address is casper@mweb.co.za

At 9:10 on September 18, 2012,
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Hannes Nel
said…

Hello Wilma, Thank you for showing interest in my comments and ideas. I would gladly respond to yours. However, I am not an authority on "civil society" and have learned that one should not air your opinion if you don't really know what you are talking about. Of course I have my own opinion, but really, it is not worth much. I hope you will understand. On the Skills Universe issue - I have actually decided to limit my participation because I still feel that one is misusing them as a "free marketing" opportunity when you use your company's name in your comments and because they don't focus on QA of ETD as we do. On the other hand, not identifying yourself would be a waste of time; so yes, one is actually misusing them and this makes me feel unfomfortable. Regards, Hannes Nel

At 15:37 on September 16, 2012,
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Leon du Plessis
said…

Hi Wilma -

I have read your blogpost and the subsequant value bearing comments of the participants with great interest. Hereafter I visited  the article quoted by Des - also with great interest.

In order for me to understand more about the concept of civil society, I  also looked at what SACSIS (The South African Civil Society Information Centre has to say about the topic.

Des indicated that if it can be seen  as professional associations, religious groups, labour unions, citizen advocacy organisations, that give voice to various sectors of society and enrich public participation in democracies, Skills Portal and Skills Universe can be identified as civil societies.

Further common terms to describe a civil society used are NGO, NPO, charity, voluntary sector and so on.

The Centre for Civil Society at John Hopkins University (London, UK) defines a civil organisation as: "Any organisation whether formal or informal, that are not part of the apparatus of government, that do not distribute profits........that on self-governing, and in which participation is a matter of free choice. Both member-serving and public-serving organisations are included. Embraced within this definition, therefore, are private, not-for-profit health providers, scools, advocacy groups, social service agencies, anti-poverty groups, development agencies, professional associations.......and many more"

As confirmed by Des it is clear that many definitions for civil society exist.

From my perspective both Skills Portal and Skills Universe are the places where all stakeholders in the development of human resources meet. This would include matters of all aspects of the world of work - as pointed out by Sylvia.

I also had a look at the Human Resource Development Strategy for South Africa.

During the little research done by me on the topic of civil society the first thought that came to my mind was (and perhaps still is) - this has something to do with politics.

However - if you consider all of the above and you also look at civil society from the perspectives highlighted by Des and Sylvia then I support them when they indicate that, based on these perspectives, Skills Portal and Skills Universe can be civil societies. 

 

At 19:41 on September 15, 2012,
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Leon du Plessis
said…

Hello Wilma -

Thanks for you good wishes - I appreciate your kind words.

Yes, I will read through your article and give you feedback shortly.

Regards.

At 20:11 on April 15, 2012, Xandra Malapane said…

Thanks for the quick response Wilma:o)

At 8:03pm on March 19, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Wilma de Villiers a gift
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At 13:17 on February 18, 2012, Farhana Faisal said…
Thanks for the reply Wilma.My course consists of starting a day care,child development,health safety and nutrition,the physical environment and administration its for a 820 certificate.I intend on completing it before march ends but I am not to sure where to go from there or how to gain experience while I study.I would like mentoring if possible or advice on what are my options
At 13:15 on February 18, 2012, Farhana Faisal said…
Thanks for the reply Wilma.My course involve starting a day care,child development,health safety and nutrition,the physical environment and administration its for a 820 certificate.I intend on completing it before march ends but I am no to sure where to go from there or how to gain experience while I study.I would like mentoring if possible or advice on what are my options
 
 
 

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