All Blog Posts (2,455)

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

New Year greetings

I would like to wish all members of Skills Universe a very happy and blessing filled New Year.

May all your wishes for 2015 materialise and may your business grow from strength to strength. 

May the associations we have formed over the past continue for many years into the future.

God bless one and all during the course of…


Added by Des Squire on January 12, 2015 at 12:39 — No Comments

Facilitator, assessor and moderator - LG SETA

Craig Jeffrey is available to Facilitate, Assess and Moderate the following qualifications:

1)    SAQA Qualification ID – 48965

Title - Certificate: Municipal Financial Management

2)    SAQA Qualification ID - 49554

Title - National Diploma: Public Finance Management and Administration

3)    SAQA Qualification ID - 50372

Title - Further Education and Training Certificate: Municipal Finance and Administration




Added by Craig Jeffrey on January 12, 2015 at 10:39 — No Comments

ETDP Registered and Accredited

Hi t here I am registered and accredited with the ETDP Seta to train Train-the-Trainer Assessor Moderator and SDF. My details email;; Cell 0723855624

Thank You

Roland Greenstein 

Added by ROLAND GREENSTEIN on January 9, 2015 at 19:46 — No Comments

Who wants to be a public servant?

It seems that working as a public servant no longer holds the prestige it once did. Occupations like teaching and other public sector services have taken a back seat.

Very often the brightest graduates set their sights on joining the biggest corporate companies or worse, opt to leave the country taking their shiny new skills with them.

Why is this happening? where is our sense of civic duty? Or our desire to give back?

There is a lot of…


Added by Cindy Payle on January 9, 2015 at 13:21 — No Comments

Nominations for Champion Award - Association for Skills Development in South Africa (ASDSA)

The ASDSA will be launching our Professional Body and our Professional Designations on Wednesday, 18th February in Gauteng.

The Board and Certification committee made the decision to Award Champions in the Skills Development field and for this purpose we require nominations from our members.

Please complete the nomination form…

Added by Gill Connellan on January 9, 2015 at 4:15 — 4 Comments

Let's shoot...

A short tale on how easy it is to mis-communicate across cultures and languages.

The narrow, dusty roads wound endlessly around the steep sides of the Valley of a 1000 hills.

To my right the magnificent Inanda dam held back the waters of the mighty Umgeni. Behind me the river bounced into the best section of rapids, between Pietermaritzburg, and Durban, Africa’s biggest port. This was a fairly new view of the dam for me. Normally I would have been on…


Added by Brian V Moore on January 8, 2015 at 13:20 — 6 Comments

Trust and Betrayal at the Work Place - Are your Actions Eroding your Relationship Capital?

For many employees today, collaborative, complex problem solving is the essence of their work says Karl Smith author, speaker and founder of Business Networking South Africa.  These "tacit" activities normally involve the exchange of information, the making of judgments, and a need to draw on multifaceted forms of knowledge in exchanges with co-workers, customers and suppliers.

Trust is the foundation for collaboration and the importance thereof is widely recognised these days,…


Added by Karl Smith - The Networking Guy on January 5, 2015 at 14:56 — No Comments

Baboons laugh at each others' foreheads!

Lessons from my journey. When our paradigms change, our vision shifts!

It was 1996 and I was head over heels in love. A love that was only possible in the latter stages of the Apartheid era and the New South Africa. My girlfriend and soul mate was stunningly beautiful, amazing and from a different culture and religion. I was on a delightful and somewhat belated path to a new life with my soon-to-be wife.

Initially, when we went out in public…


Added by Brian V Moore on January 5, 2015 at 14:36 — 1 Comment

Cultivating the corner stones of a good office

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), an American organisation that connects college career services professionals with university relations and recruiting professionals, as well as businesses affiliates, asked employers what skills and qualities they desire from graduates in 2015.

The sample was small, but the results offered valuable insight to those entering the job market:



Added by Chantel Harris on January 5, 2015 at 14:07 — 2 Comments

Ellen Tshabalala: an unqualified failure

I heard a snatch from a radio programme last week that tried to assess what people thought of Ellen Tshabalala’s resignation as chairperson  of the SABC. I was annoyed…


Added by Ian Webster on December 22, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Blog Topics by Tags

Monthly Archives









© 2015   Created by Alan Hammond.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service