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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

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MODERATION FEE

I know there have been many discussions around assessor and moderation fees but I can't remember seeing something about RPL moderation and assessment fees.  I wonder if there is anybody that will be able to provide a guideline. With the 58761 ECD qualification the credits are 140 and we pay R10 per credit for moderation but I do not know what method to use to determine RPL moderation.See More
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Wilma de Villiers commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post ECD: Recognition of Prior Learning
"I hope that there will be somebody that could provide me guidance on how one can determine the fee for RPL moderation.  For other moderation we pay R10 per credit."
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Wilma de Villiers commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post ECD: Recognition of Prior Learning
"Thanks for all the responses. Des, I found the SAQA policy. Hannes, we have well-experienced ECD people.  I am going to use two of my facilitators who knows the qualification and have years of experience working in the ECD field and at ECD…"
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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 am now embarking on a RPL project and feel quite lost.  I received valuable input from some of the Skills-Universe Members on my blog.  My problem is that I am not a strong believer or RPL but maybe it is because it is an unfamiliar…"
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Hannes Nel commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post ECD: Recognition of Prior Learning
"James Keevy is no longer working for SAQA - he is now the CEO of a large private provider. Des's suggestion to read the RPL policy developed by SAQA is the right place to start. You will need to develop your own assessment instruments, though.…"
Feb 24

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Des Squire commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post ECD: Recognition of Prior Learning
"Hi Wilma, You should read the SAQA national policy on for the implementation of RPL - this may assist. If you cannot find it drop me a mail and I will forward this to you."
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Wilma de Villiers commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post ECD: Recognition of Prior Learning
"Thanks, Bosole & Sylvia. This is what I love about being in education ... there is always something new to explore. "
Feb 23
Bosole Chidi commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post ECD: Recognition of Prior Learning
"Hi Wilma, ETDP Seta is well vested in this issue , please check them on their website."
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sylvia hammond commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post ECD: Recognition of Prior Learning
"Hi Wilma, one of our members Dr Keevy at SAQA I believe is an expert in the RPL field - suggest that you try contacting him.  Also on the SAQA site you should find a great deal of information - not sure if relevant to ECD, but I have found the…"
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ECD: Recognition of Prior Learning

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 contents.I will appreciate input…See More
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Wilma de Villiers replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion 2015 here we go! Wishing you success, joy, laughter and happiness!
"Thanks, Lynell! Best wishes from me to all Skills Universe Members.  May this platform be as helpful and informative as it was in 2014!  Thanks, Hammonds!"
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Wilma de Villiers replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion SAQA to the Rescue!!!!! in the group Concerned Providers Interest Group - QCTO
"Lynel, you started an important conversation and I followed it with interest.  I was relieved when I read Jo Samuels' reaction and thought that the qualifications were now extended for a further 3 years and that we could then still enroll…"
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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, INTEC assessor and moderator
What companies or organisations are you with?
College of Cape Town, Umalusi, INTEC

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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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Notional Hours for Learnerships: 40/60 or 30/70?

Posted on September 7, 2013 at 20:36 2 Comments

I am trying to find out what exactly the notional hours for a learnership are.  Some places/ websites indicate that it is 70% workplace and 30% contact time of the notional hours.  Others indicate a 60%:40% ratio.…

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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, Cas Olivier said…

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)

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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
At 11:22 on February 18, 2012, Farhana Faisal said…
Hi Wilma,I'm glad to have found an enthusiastic and motivational individual as yourself.I'm hoping to learn more from you and keep on being inspired.I am currently studying the foundation phase ECD course through Intec.I would like to know if there are ways of obtaining experience for this while I'm studying as assistant teacher for instance.Your suggestions would be highly appreciated
 
 
 

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