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Adding Value

I enjoyed ‘breakfast with Blade’ recently. The Minister of Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, and the FP&M SETA teamed up to engage with stakeholders in the sector.

Dr Nzimande expressed concern, among other things, about how South Africa’s raw materials leave the country to…


Added by Ian Webster on April 23, 2015 at 15:19 — 11 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…


Added by Wilma de Villiers on April 21, 2015 at 20:45 — 13 Comments

Assessor training by distance learning

Those who achieve this unit standard will be able to conduct assessments within their fields of expertise.

 As constituent assessors they will be able to assess performance against specific unit standards and qualifications registered on the NQF once registered with the relevant SETA

The specific outcomes place emphasis on the fair, valid,…


Added by Des Squire on April 20, 2015 at 16:41 — No Comments

WSP for NPO - How much of the training applied for in WSP is subsidized?

Good morning,

I trust you are all well. I am a newbie in this business. Currently finalizing the WSP for the NPO where I work. This may be a blond question however I would like to know how much of the WSP is subsidized for NPO if in corporate I gather it ranges from 50%.

Does anyone know how the funding is based and decided? Should we as an organisation have the financial capacity to carry out the training if it happens that we do not get approved.

Added by Nthakoana Maema on April 16, 2015 at 11:52 — 16 Comments

The English Map Power-course: trying a fresh approach to English training

The Training of English

To teach or train English overseas has become an option for many people (younger and older) around the world. What makes English training such an exciting prospect is that almost anyone (with a western mindset) can and may do it.

Many courses are presented to teach English as a foreign language - TEFL, TESOL,…


Added by Jan Hendrik Stander on April 12, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments

SETA's learnership progammes

hi All 

we are a newly established electrical training centre. we have been applying for grants and leanership from various SETA's  and i think there is something we are not doing right. i wonder if we have consultants who knows the ways in which the SETA systems works.

at this stage there are couple SETA windows open until end of April we need to submit a good and compliant application. 

Added by Joel Moreroa on April 10, 2015 at 8:37 — No Comments

RPL for advanced standing - do you know anyone

Please note SAQA is in the process of documenting RPL success cases.

RPL for advanced standing is when a person has been working at a senior level of his organization for many years. As he/she is holding a bachelors degree he/she is not allowed to enrol for a masters degree in Management (or any degree) as it requires an NQF Level 8 qualification (honours degree or postgraduate diploma). Through an RPL process he/she could be assessed in terms of…


Added by Lucas Malambe on April 1, 2015 at 10:25 — 1 Comment

Happy employees means everyone wins

It doesn’t take a degree to know that people leave a company because they are unhappy about something. Getting behind the reasons for the discontent takes some digging though. That’s why many companies turn to surveys such as the Deloitte’s Best Company to Work For each year. It gives CEOs and top level managers insight into what their employees are feeling and experiencing.

If you think investing a lot of time and money into finding out what makes employees happy are…


Added by Chantel Harris on March 30, 2015 at 10:59 — No Comments

Quantity Surveying - Learnership

Good day.

Any assistance will really be much appreciated as I am struggling to find if Quantity Surveying is a registered learnership at any SETA.


Herman Bloemhof

Added by Herman Bloemhof on March 28, 2015 at 6:50 — 1 Comment

Services SETA: Vacancy Personal Assistant in Corporate Services


The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA), a statutory body established in terms of the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act 97 of 1998), invites applications for the positions hereunder:


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Added by sylvia hammond on March 26, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

How to Build A Successful Mentoring Program

Mentoring is an effective way to boost employee retention. According to the Association for Talent Development, 77 percent of companies that implemented mentoring programs reported that they were successful in increasing employee retention. In addition, 35 percent of employees who do not receive regular mentoring after a period of 12 months reported that they were more likely to look for another job. A mentoring program not only can boost employee retention but also help your company prepare…


Added by Alison Napolitano on March 25, 2015 at 15:25 — No Comments

It’s not ME it’s YOU!

Complacency is rife. HIV is still here, believe it or not!


Yes, I can hear your eyes rolling in the back of your head, thinking, not that again!


HIV has not disappeared off the face of the earth, let alone South Africa. Hiding under that wonderful bush of ours or playing ostrich with…


Added by Cindy Pivacic on March 25, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments

Material wanted for purchase - Cash - Qualification ID 61595

Fellow brother, sisters and colleagues lend me thy ears!

Yours truly is looking to procure an accredited set of learning material for Qualification ID: 61595 Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Administration Services. Please, kindly I beg thee, to render a quotation to M3iSD, PC. Wepener, 173 Oliver Makgatho Drive, Sinoville, 0129. Email to or phone me at 082 556 7467.

If thee would be so gracious to confirm that the…


Added by Pierre Wepener on March 25, 2015 at 13:27 — No Comments

Hiring – Insights From Google

How much time do you spend on hiring? How important is it for you to get the right person? Google managers believe that hiring is the most important thing a manager or senior executive does.

I highly recommend Google: How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg. It is…


Added by Ian Webster on March 23, 2015 at 9:14 — No Comments

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…


Added by Wilma de Villiers on March 21, 2015 at 19:27 — 3 Comments

Call for Nominations for Chairperson Local Government SETA LGSETA

Minister Nzimande has gazetted a call for Nominations for the role of Chairperson of the Local Government SETA (LGSETA) for the period until end March 2016.

For details please click on the following link:


Added by sylvia hammond on March 21, 2015 at 16:05 — No Comments

3 Qualities to look for in Health and Safety Officers

The health and safety department in a company oftentimes operate in the background, as revenue-generating practices enjoy most of the attention on a daily basis. It should never be forgotten, however, that the health and safety of staff are as important as other operations.

The persons responsible for ensuring a safe and pleasant working environment would be health and safety…


Added by Chantel Harris on March 18, 2015 at 12:36 — No Comments

Learn How To Market Your Consulting Practice And Expertise on the 1st April

I’m writing to invite you or your Business Development Manager to attend a very special interactive workshop, to boost your marketing efforts for your professional service and consulting practice.

The workshop “How to Market your Consulting Practice and Expertise”, is happening the 1st April at the Apollo Hotel in Ferndale. The Goal of the workshop: To Market your Consulting Practice and Expertise Successfully and Elegantly, helping you – saving you time and…


Added by Deon Binneman on March 18, 2015 at 12:32 — No Comments

Human population unspeakable danger

Human population unspeakable danger


Without shying away from calling a spade a spade. Every intellectual is trying to avoid this issue but let’s just face it this time, of cause I might sound hypocritical but let’s just face it. Human population is equally problematic to global warming. Regardless of having agreed with Al Gore that population stabilization education and family planning accessibility is a solution. I’m still arguing the fact that it seems not working in China.…


Added by Kgatelopele Makua on March 17, 2015 at 16:36 — 1 Comment


Good morning Everyone

can anyone please help me to secure and internship ? I am currently doing a 6months contract in the HRD DEPARTMENT which is expiring at the end of this month and More to that i have previously participated in an internship at SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT in 2012 ,S so i want to add more expirience to my cv especially

in the Training department

I have a diploma in HR as well as certificates of Assessor and SDF

I can be contacted on…


Added by Samuel Moote on March 16, 2015 at 10:27 — No Comments

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