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What is an Accredited Facilitator?

I often come across job advertisements requiring “accredited facilitators” and this got me wondering as to exactly what they mean. As with my previous posts, do pardon my ignorance, I’m only a year and a few months old in this industry. My understanding has been that, you get accredited by SETAS as an Assessor and or/Moderator and that anyone with the necessary skills and experience can become a facilitator. Can anyone give clarity on this please? Does being an accredited facilitator mean…


Added by Nduduzo Makhanya on March 6, 2015 at 14:30 — 4 Comments

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…


Added by Wilma de Villiers on February 23, 2015 at 19:22 — 7 Comments

Statement: Fire at Van der Sterr Building

On Sunday morning, 22 February 2015, a fire damaged parts of the Van der Sterr-building on the campus of Stellenbosch University (SU).

Just before 09:00 a fire alarm was activated in the control room of Campus Security and within 10 minutes Campus Security, the fire brigade and senior SU-staff were on the scene. By 09:15 it was confirmed that no staff or students were inside the building. At around 11:00 the fire was under control. On Sunday afternoon the fire brigade was still on the…


Added by Bronwyn Newman on February 23, 2015 at 10:54 — No Comments

High-tech happiness sensor helps bosses to measure workplace happiness

Hi Tech happiness sensor helps bosses to measure workplace happiness

Sigmund Freud said that love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness. People who find their lives rewarding and fulfilling both at home and at work are found to be generally more successful in the workplace. Happy workers…


Added by sharon snell on February 15, 2015 at 23:40 — 2 Comments

Diversity Team Building, or Diversity Training?

Would you choose Diversity Team building or Traditional Diversity Training?

Both diversity interventions have a place in the business, or government arenas.

Traditional Diversity Training.

With skills and understanding being developed in this form of diversity training, there are often individual, intellectual changes.

The delegates will get to know why we view the world…


Added by Brian V Moore on February 11, 2015 at 12:33 — 2 Comments

Let's be positive about low shedding

Like most South Africans we are really frustrated with Eskom.

We have been lied to, manipulated by the truth, bullied into paying more n more for electricity and now we have load shedding that leaves us having to constantly check social platforms to make sure if it is happening and not just randomly suspended.

We are told to exercise caution now by switching off all our appliances by the plugs and also unplugging them.

Work is affected being shut down for 2… Continue

Added by Bronwyn Newman on February 8, 2015 at 14:08 — No Comments

Checking the Availability of a Company Name with CIPC

One of the major changes brought about by the New Companies Act that will affect start-ups is the availability of business names.

Under the new Act, name reservation is no longer mandatory before registering a company.


If a proposed name is rejected the company may still be registered and the registration number then becomes the name of the company at incorporation until an appropriate name has been reserved. Furthermore, symbols are allowed in company names and…


Added by Jeanine Topping on February 5, 2015 at 10:11 — 3 Comments

Coaching and Mentoring Course

I am looking for a company that offers Coaching, Career Guidance and Mentoring Course, preferably through distance education. Please email me the course information including the cost on or send on whatsapp on 0603119086

Added by Butholezwe Nyathi on February 4, 2015 at 13:59 — 1 Comment

UNISA vs SETA accredited training providers

Dear colleagues

I'm a year old into the development and training field and I have been conducting non-accredited workshops and although, I completed the Facilitate learning 5 day course, I still have a lot to learn, therefore kindly excuse my ignorance. I will get there over time, hopefully.

I would like to do the Assessor course in a month's time or so and have been looking around at ETDP-SETA Accredited training providers and have been keen on a particular one…


Added by Nduduzo Makhanya on February 1, 2015 at 22:12 — 16 Comments

Aliens don’t negotiate. Build respect in your negotiating teams.

Building respect and relationships, within negotiating teams will change the outcomes of wage negotiations.

Picture an All Black playing against the Springboks. They are traditional rivals. As he walks onto the field, he has no thought of negotiation in mind. His focus is to win at any cost. The Bok players feel exactly the same.

His team start with an impressive Haka. (In South Africa…


Added by Brian V Moore on January 29, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

How to lose your SETA Accreditation – or not

Any SETA will take action against training providers who do not adhere to the accreditation agreement and conditions they have with a training provider when they are awarded their accreditation.  Some training providers are not aware that certain conduct by them will result in criminal transgressions. 

Some of these may be:

• Learners assessed against unit standards which the accredited training provider, assessor or moderator    have not been accredited or…


Added by Jeanine Topping on January 29, 2015 at 9:45 — No Comments

Napping and Productivity

This a very interesting article on the benefits of napping from Productivity SA Newsletter for January

Napping and Productivity

A general consensus has emerged over the years that people nap not to recover from last night's party, but more often than not to make up for early-morning commutes, long work hours, and too many responsibilities at home. After a little nap, they feel more alert and do a better job. In fact, some American…


Added by sharon snell on January 27, 2015 at 9:09 — 6 Comments

Quality Assurer: Funeral Services Specialisation


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:

Job Title Quality Assurer: Funeral Services Specialisation

Total Cost to Company R315 794 – R564 281 per annum

Job Grade Grade C Upper

Division/Department Quality Management Division

Geographic Location…


Added by Emma Ka Mbele on January 23, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

Quality Assurer: Beauty Services Specialisation


The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA), a statutory body established in terms of the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act 97 of 1998),…


Added by Emma Ka Mbele on January 23, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

ASDSA Launch and Awards conference 18 February 2015

ASDSA Launch and Awards conference…


Added by Jeanine Topping on January 21, 2015 at 9:19 — No Comments

Notice to all SETAS and Providers

This is a Public Notice to all SETAs and Providers of the legacy qualifications that learners who wish to register towards any of the registered legacy qualifications, that are due to expire in 2015, may be enrolled, as the teach out period for the respective qualifications is in 2019/20. The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) will advise of any further developments on this matter in due course.…


Added by Des Squire on January 19, 2015 at 7:37 — No Comments

Wildlife & Environment Society of South Africa Environment Education & Sustainable Accredited Training opportunities for 2015

The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa are excited to share with you our new course info and dates for 2015 and invite you to check out the WESSA SustainEd website ( for more details. The website has recently been updated with information, costs, venues and 2015 dates for “work-place based” accredited training towards strengthening your thinking or actions towards a better a world.  



Added by Sabine Clinckemaillie on January 14, 2015 at 9:07 — No Comments

8 Musts to Start Your Business With Little to No Capital

If your idea and plan of execution aren’t well thought out from the beginning, no amount of money can turn it into a winner.

But don’t let that stop you. Yes, there will be ridiculously long days with little to no sleep. Yes, you are going to be stressed. But those that want it bad enough will make it.

Here are eight tips that can help you get your idea off the ground with limited funds.

1. Build your business around what you know.

Instead of venturing off…


Added by Jeanine Topping on January 13, 2015 at 9:54 — 4 Comments

Escape from Bashonjalo land!

A story of self-denial in a World of opportunity.

I used to watch in amazement as friends walked away from great opportunities, because an unknown group called “they”, said they were “bad.” When I asked who “they” were, there was never a definitive answer.

Around the world Governments rise and fall because of “them”. Examinations are difficult because “they” are out to get the students. Families are in conflict because the mysterious “they” intervened. People…


Added by Brian V Moore on January 13, 2015 at 9:44 — No Comments

A Dream comes True.

There is more to life than what we can see with our eyes.

A regal young Native American man stood before me and asked me if he could sing to me. Deep within my spirit I felt touched, I was in a place of peace that I had never experienced. Dream people, around us, faded away. It was just he and I, as he began to sing, in that majestic and mystical moment.

The song hung in the air like fragrant and colourful blossoms in the wind. It was strange and yet familiar.…


Added by Brian V Moore on January 13, 2015 at 8:37 — No Comments

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