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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 Update on QCTO Board appointments in the group QCTO: Questions and Answers
"Thanks for the feedback, Sylvia.  I thought that by now there would be more progress. I guess it is not such an easy process to implement. "
May 18
Denise Bonnelle commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post WHAT NOW: Evidence is lost
"Yes Wilma - you are right. These are the situations that help us to revamp our policies."
May 14

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Wilma de Villiers commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post WHAT NOW: Evidence is lost
"An example of 'minimum evidence' is that our students need to be able to plan & implement a music activity.  We let them plan it for different age groups and for a semester.  Keeping one example of how they've met the…"
May 13
Adeline Singh commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post WHAT NOW: Evidence is lost
"Hi Wilma Have you enquired about storage at the document warehouse, or a storage facility of some sort? maybe consider looking into an offsite facility if possible? keeping in mind the risks that could be associated with this.   And when you…"
May 13

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Wilma de Villiers commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post WHAT NOW: Evidence is lost
"Thanks, Andeline.  Five years ago we (ECD learnerships) had a meeting because we do have challenges with the large number of students that we are training.  Our 'problem' is that we have so many files.  We can cut down on…"
May 13
Adeline Singh commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post WHAT NOW: Evidence is lost
"Hi Wilma, I would like to respond to your last point. To the question of " Is it realistic that the provider must keep all the evidence until verification takes place?"  I would believe that it is necessary to have all the information…"
May 13

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Wilma de Villiers commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post WHAT NOW: Evidence is lost
"What I find valuable about 'situations' like this is that it makes me think and look at the policies with a different eye.  PLUS, it is wonderful all the responses form the Skills' members and discussions around the  topic."
May 13

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Wilma de Villiers commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post WHAT NOW: Evidence is lost
"Denise, I agree that it is a realistic expectation but life happens.  We have been training for many, many years.  Last year one of my students phoned to ask me if she can now PLEASE throw away her files because she completed her training…"
May 13

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Wilma de Villiers commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post WHAT NOW: Evidence is lost
"Des, thanks for the comment.  This sentence is the one that I am questioning:  "Ensure that all the documentation, resources and personnel required for verification are in place and easily accessible to the verifiers (this means all…"
May 13

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Des Squire commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post WHAT NOW: Evidence is lost
"According to the ETDP SETA policy the Skills development providers shall: Appoint an internal moderator to oversee and conduct the moderation; Request verification from the ETDQA for a specified time; the requested time must be after the…"
May 13
Denise Bonnelle commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post WHAT NOW: Evidence is lost
"Hi Wilma. I think it is a realistic expectation for learners to safeguard their evidence until they are certified. It is their responsibility as well as the responsibility of the Provider to ensure the safety and confidentiality of evidence inserted…"
May 13

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Wilma de Villiers commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post WHAT NOW: Evidence is lost
"Thank you for all the responses.  The challenge is that we have currently just under 1, 300 students.  In ECD they have many different PoE's.  In this specific case we have about 230 students and will have to keep 230 files with…"
May 13
Megan Combe commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post WHAT NOW: Evidence is lost
"The ePoE we have does have a mobile capability where connectivity is an issue. Evidence can still be collected and then synchronised to the cloud based PoE when connectivity is available again."
May 13
Monwabisi Nkomentaba commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post WHAT NOW: Evidence is lost
"Hi Thokozani Your on-line idea is the best. However, we still have projects, and programs running in rural remote areas where there is no access to computers. Coupled with that we are now faced with Eskom's inability to…"
May 13
Denise Bonnelle commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post WHAT NOW: Evidence is lost
"I agree that portfolios should be in the possession of the Provider until final verification and certification has been completed - to avoid situations as such. However, as a Provider, we make it clear to all learners at the time of orientation that…"
May 13
Steve Short commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post WHAT NOW: Evidence is lost
"Just one last comment, because it has been answered and no good shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted.  I am wondering what would happen if the learners dig their heels in and say that they won't re-do it?  They might…"
May 13

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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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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…

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COMMENT ON NEW QUALIFICATIONS: ECD and 25 others

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:  www.gov.online.co.za

To find the new ECD qualification, ECD Practitioners Level 4 (131 credits) go to the QTCO website:

www.qcto.org.za: ; Click on "Occupational qualifications Development" and then click on…

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MY SOUTH AFRICA

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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STIPENDS INFLUENCE MOTIVATION TO STUDY

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 20:45 13 Comments

We are busy with a RPL pilot project.  There is no stipend attached to the project because one of the criteria is that learners must be employed. They do not have to pay for the course and get all the learning material for free.

The learners were very excited when they were informed that they were selected.  At orientation they were informed that there will be no stipend but only a transport allowance of R200.  It is now…

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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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At 7:48pm on March 21, 2015, sylvia hammond gave Wilma de Villiers a gift
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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,
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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)

At 8:03pm on March 19, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Wilma de Villiers a gift
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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
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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