Wilma de Villiers
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Wilma de Villiers was featured
Aug 9

Wilma de Villiers and Jaco Burger are now friends
Aug 9

Wilma de Villiers commented on Cindy Payle's video

What is a MOOC?

"I did a course through MOOC.  Research proved that Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) has the potential to offer valuable educational opportunities. MOOCs is providing a platform to change the education field. It provides access to courses/…"
Aug 9

Wilma de Villiers replied to Des Squire's discussion Unit standard requiremetns - are they met?
"We have other measures for learners who e.g. do not meet the fundamental requirements.  Maybe I should share another example - Some of our learners do not meet the fundamental requirements for Level 4 ECD because they did not pass fundamentals…"
Jun 9

Wilma de Villiers replied to Des Squire's discussion Unit standard requiremetns - are they met?
"This is a very interesting discussion/ topic. One cannot exclude all learners if they do not meet all the criteria because one can include that basic skills/ knowledge into your training.   For example, we have ladies that maybe do not meet…"
Jun 9

Wilma de Villiers replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Misconceptions about RPL in the group Training Service Providers
"RPL is a 'hot potatoe' although the concept has been 'borne' long ago. We recently successfully implemented a RPL programme, Level 4 ECD (SAQA ID 58761), which was run as a pilot project by 3 TVET colleges.  About 90% of the…"
Apr 29

Wilma de Villiers replied to Amelia Laubscher's discussion ETDP Seta Datanet in the group ETDP SETA
"There is a 'like' option but I wish there was an option of a sad face (like on facebook - LOL)."
Apr 28

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Apr 28

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Wilma de Villiers replied to sylvia hammond's discussion SAQA latest bulletin is published
"It is interesting that TVET college lecturers are seen as 'key agent of transformation' whilst the draft policy on Early Childhood Care do not clearly state the role of TVET colleges and the SAQA ECD courses that they are…"
Apr 28

Wilma de Villiers posted a discussion


The draft policy on minimum requirements for programmes leading to qualifications in Higher Education in Early Childhood Care and Education (birth to 4) for Educators and Practitioners is a concern.It is stated that the policy has been developed in consultation with key role players in the field.  The question is, who was seen as the ‘key role players?’  In this policy is inaccurate information, e.g. that the  National N Diploma: Educare has been phased out ant that the last examination took…See More
Apr 28

Wilma de Villiers liked sheriff nkomo's discussion ECD L5 ASSESSORS AND MODERATORS REQUIRED
Apr 26

Wilma de Villiers replied to Deborah Turner's discussion Second Language Challenges in the group Training Service Providers
"Unfortunately I don't have an answer for you. We are also sitting with a similar situation with some of our learnership students.  Their literacy levels are very low and they even struggle with their first language.  Now a second…"
Apr 20

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Apr 6

Wilma de Villiers replied to Louise Sterling's discussion ECD trainer required in the group Training Service Providers
"This is a challenging combination but I will put up a notice on the notice board at College.  We are struggling to get qualified ECD moderators with the necessary experience. "
Apr 6

Wilma de Villiers liked Louise Sterling's discussion ECD trainer required
Apr 6

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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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Posted on July 10, 2015 at 22:15 2 Comments

Some of you might remember that I posted a blog about online learning.  I enrolled for a free course, "MOOCS and the South African Higher Education Landscape" (  I have learnt a few interesting facts about online learning and find the discussions interesting.

The assignments are done in the form of a blog.  Specific topics are identified.  I have copied and pasted the following from my latest blog:

"The landscape of higher education has changed tremendously over…


Is online learning the new method of teaching?

Posted on June 16, 2015 at 18:39 34 Comments

The landscape of higher education has changed over the past years and online learning is increasing every year.  Universities have to take into consideration what the masses wants and can online learning address these needs ... it can reach more people than the traditional universities and colleges.

My first post matric qualification was done full time but thereafter I enrolled and completed two qualifications through UNISA (correspondence).  Technology was in those years…


WHAT NOW: Evidence is lost

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 21:52 20 Comments

I have a situation where three students lost their portfolios of evidence.  It was assessed and the assessor kept record. When the portfolios had to be returned the one of the students informed us that her home burnt down and that all their portfolios were destroyed in the fire.  The second student’s abusive husband burnt her portfolios while she was at work.  A third student said that there was a burglary and her bag with her portfolios and books were…



Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:26 0 Comments

In the new gazette the 26 new qualifications that are open for comment is listed.  The gazette can be found on:

To find the new ECD qualification, ECD Practitioners Level 4 (131 credits) go to the QTCO website: ; Click on "Occupational qualifications Development" and then click on…



Posted on April 25, 2015 at 13:38 1 Comment

I hope this was not published before on 'Skills Universe' ...

I want to share the following  from an article in a Mango inflight magazine (9 February 2011):

“My South Africa is the working-class man who called from the airport to return my wallet without a cent missing. It is the white woman who put all three of her domestic worker’s children through the school that her own child attended. It is the politician one of our rural provinces, Mpumalanga, who…


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At 12:08 on June 17, 2015,
Joe Samuels

Dear Wilma

SAQA does not accredit providers. The Quality Councils have policies for the accreditation of providers. So, for anybody to blame SAQA means those concerned have very little understanding of the quality assurance currently in place.  

At 7:48pm on March 21, 2015, sylvia hammond gave Wilma de Villiers a gift
Congratulations and well done Wilma - not only are your children proud of you - so are we :)
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

Hallo Wilma, my email address is

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

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, 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, 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.


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
Thanks Wilma :)
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

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