October 2011 Blog Posts (33)

Choosing What Sort Of Speech You Should Give

The idea to start speaking to an audience to build your business is a good one.

If you have done any speaking before, or are just starting out, it is important for you to realise that that there is more than one type of speech or presentation to an audience. You need to figure out which…


Added by Adele Howell-Pryce on October 31, 2011 at 16:02 — No Comments


De-Vi Training Consultants is an accredited ETDP-SETA provider offering:

a) Facilitator Training (US 117871)

b) Assessor Training (US 115753)


We also train and assist people to complete their Matric (both old syllabus and FET Grade 12) as well as the N4 - N6 Business Diplomas offered by the Dept of Education Pretoria in Human Resource Management, Public Relations Management, Marketing Management, Travel and Tourism Management, Public Administration, Business…


Added by Devi Moodley (Valerie) on October 31, 2011 at 14:08 — No Comments


Can anyone share with me what a suitable market rate per day is for a Facilitator and Assessor (General Management Level 4 and 5)

Added by Patrick Lowe on October 28, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

Looking for an Assessor for Systems Development + End User Computing

Hi All,


I am currently busy with accreditation for national certificates, systems development, technical support and end user computing. I need assessors for these courses. Is there anyone out there who can help me. Please send me a quote on your service.

Added by Abbey Ntswana on October 27, 2011 at 14:59 — 2 Comments

A special message for all members of Skills Universe - please read it!!!!!

I have no doubt in my mind this is the finest message you will ever receive. Please read it and if you feel it is worth it please share it with others.

- could write something so very eloquent...and so very appropriate.

A Message by George Carlin (a comedian of the 70's and 80's)

“The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints.

We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but… Continue

Added by Des Squire on October 26, 2011 at 16:34 — 4 Comments

Department of Sport and Recreation invites applications for internship



The Department of Sport and Recreation invites applications for internship opportunities that currently exist within the Department. Unemployed or under-employed applicants between the ages of 18 and 35 years will be considered.

Successful interns will be appointed on a 12-month contract from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013. All-inclusive remuneration of…


Added by Bronwyn Newman on October 26, 2011 at 14:58 — No Comments

Internship Programme

 National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform invites applications for internship opportunities that currently exist in offices throughout the country. Unemployed applicants between 18-35 years of age who have never participated in an internship programme in any Government department are invited to apply. Successful interns will be appointed for a period of 12 months commencing 1 April 2012 – 31…


Added by Bronwyn Newman on October 26, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

Minister Nzimande spells out options for post matric learning

24 October 2011

"Minister Nzimande wishes the Matric Class of 2011 well for their Examinations 

Today marks the start of the examinations period for the Grade 12 class of 2011. Minister Nzimande takes this opportunity to wish all our learners who are sitting for this final examination of their schooling career everything of the best. This is a culmination of 12 years of schooling, and a period that usually determines whether one…


Added by sylvia hammond on October 24, 2011 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Request for input on Skills Development Amendment Bill 2011

Hi to all members, please see below request for input.  I've copied in full.  The Amendment Bill makes major changes to the management and control of Setas.  Please read and give your personal input, or through any of your associations.  You might also like to look at the discussion by Johannes on the CHE accreditation (or more correctly non-accreditation) of private providers.  If you are involved, please give your input.

"The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training…


Added by sylvia hammond on October 24, 2011 at 17:54 — 5 Comments

President Jacob Zuma has reshuffled his cabinet.

Gwen Mhalagu-Nkabinde and Sicelo Shiceka have been reliefed of their duties.

The new changes are:

1. Ms Dina Pule, currently the Deputy Minister for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, has been appointed Minister of Communications.


2. Mr Thembelani “Thulas” Nxesi, the Deputy Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform, will become the new Minister…


Added by Dylan James on October 24, 2011 at 15:25 — No Comments

Do You Suffer From Butterfies When You Speak?

Here's what to do about those butterflies!

Most public speakers will tell you that they suffer from being nervous and having butterflies in their stomach before they are due to deliver a speech.  So if you were thinking that you were alone in this ……. Don’t worry …… you aren’t.

Good speakers will tell you that having butterflies is a good sign.  By this they mean that you haven’t become complacent or blasé and that because of that you will probably deliver a better…


Added by Adele Howell-Pryce on October 24, 2011 at 8:30 — No Comments

FreeLance Facilitators needed

I am looking for 4 freelance facilitators, with at least 1to 2 yrs experience (entry level) with Life Skills training Background and must have own reliable transport,laptop and wiling to travel. If interested please email CV to

You be residing in the following provinces: Gauteng,Free State, Northern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Limpopo

Job Pays R8000.00 to R10 000 performance based commission…


Added by Godfrey Jezi on October 21, 2011 at 10:22 — No Comments

Considered a Career at a Credit Bureau?

If your answer is no to the above question I suggest you read on to see what working for one of South Africa’s leading credit bureaus could offer you. It may seem unlikely that a sales executive, data administrator, Java developer, training officer, course developer and marketing specialist could all find their ideal niche within a credit bureau – but then again Compuscan is far more than simply a credit bureau.


Along with its sister company, Compuscan Academy, and latest…


Added by Natasha Bovill on October 21, 2011 at 8:50 — No Comments

SADC E and T Ministers approve establishment of Regional Qualifications Framework

On 23 September 2011 Ministers responsible for education and training in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) approved the establishment of the SADC Regional Qualifications Framework (RQF).

This SADC RQF will be a reference framework described by level descriptors and will include:

• quality assurance guidelines which set minimum standards for quality assurance in the SADC… Continue

Added by sylvia hammond on October 20, 2011 at 14:05 — No Comments

Real Leaders don’t do Disciplinaries

Imagine Pieter de Villiers taking Brian Habana before a disciplinary hearing chaired by Oregan Hoskins to address his pre-world cup lack of form. Or Pitso Mosimane giving Teko Modise a formal written warning to address his slump a while back. Granted, these are professional players who stand to lose a bundle of money if they were to get fired, which should in theory be sufficient motivation to invoke at least a temporary spike in their motivational levels. But if it does not,…


Added by Johan Poolman on October 18, 2011 at 10:41 — 3 Comments



  • At least 5 years related experience in Training Enviroment
  • National Welding Trade Test Qualification or National Standard Test
  • Certificates in Assesment, Moderation and Facilitation
  • Quialified Artisan / Welder
  • Working knowledge of Labour & Skills Legislation (Seta) an advantage
  • Quality orientated
  • Proven track record of managing and training facilator
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft…

Added by Lee Badenhorst on October 17, 2011 at 17:55 — No Comments

Outsorcing TIPP Focus Traning Business unit

TIPP Focus Training is a  member of TIPP Focus Group & is exploring at the possibility of partnering with a strong indvidual or established company to run its operations and marketing activities. we are accredited with various setas, which you can learn more on our website. if interested and want more info, you can send me email at 

Added by Thabelo Siala on October 17, 2011 at 16:29 — No Comments

How To Get Started With Public Speaking.

Now that you have decided to get in front of an audience and speak, the first obstacle that comes up is:


“How do I choose what to speak about?”


If you are like most industry experts – there is simply SO much that you could talk about.  How do you narrow it down?  How do you make it interesting and leave room for future speeches to the same audience?

Below is one technique for deciding what to speak about –…


Added by Adele Howell-Pryce on October 17, 2011 at 8:30 — 4 Comments

Mentors are special

Mentors are special people. I say this due the mentoring many people myself as most facilitators and assessors end up playing this crucial role. We therefore find ourselves sharing information with mentees regarding business and further studies opportunities that may potentially set them up for life (so to speak) as we point them in the right direction. Remember that information is indeed power and some hold out on others while we as mentors gladly (but wisely) share this freely which leads to… Continue

Added by Celestine Doty on October 14, 2011 at 12:28 — 3 Comments

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