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You just have to laugh . . . .

Having been in the NQF game for a good 18 years plus it never fails to give me a few good laughs . . . those of us who know the system are sadly quite used to the marvelous inefficiencies, delays and frustrations.

But today  . . . well today wasn't really special or any different I suppose. Trying to get a learnership registered with a seta i generally don't deal with - I found out that the process involved something along the lines of sending in a letter of intent written in ink…


Added by Melanie Harvard on January 24, 2017 at 15:58 — 8 Comments

First of six articles for school leavers

This is the first of a six part series designed to assist all school leavers as they embark on the journey of life.

You may copy this for anyone who might benefit from it.


1.   Important decisions to make - the way forward…


Added by Des Squire on January 10, 2017 at 8:01 — No Comments

Conflict of interest

I recently started doing some work as a verifier. As a provider in my own right is this a conflict of interest?  Being a registered provider I see as an advantage in relation to the verification function.

Conflict of Interest as defined by the United Nations Ethics committee

“An organizational conflict of interest arises…


Added by Des Squire on August 4, 2015 at 8:43 — 15 Comments

Understanding Moderation


Moderation ensures learners are assessed in a consistent, accurate and well-designed manner. It ensures all assessors who assess a particular unit standard or qualification, are using comparable assessment methods and are making similar and consistent judgments about learners’ performance. 

The unit…


Added by Des Squire on August 21, 2013 at 9:30 — 17 Comments

How to overcome procrastination.

Some people love to procrastinate. They find many reasons why they cannot start or do something. Others are in the habit of putting off difficult tasks.

You can break this habit by:

a. Admitting it. This is always the first place to start when a personal reason prevents your success. Facing up to the truth sets you free to seek solutions and help. It is usually fear that causes procrastination. Fear of failure, the unknown, discomfort or effort.

b. Realizing a number…


Added by Leza Coreejes on May 7, 2013 at 19:50 — No Comments

What is happening with the NQF?

I have reported before on the decision by higher education not to recognize the Level 5 Certificate or the Level 5 Diploma in ECD as an entry level to the Bed Degree:  Foundation Phase.  Up to the end of 2011 students with these qualifications were allowed to enter the Bed Degree and continue on the career path in ECD.  In the beginning of 2012 we were informed that it is no longer recognized as an entry requirement.  Students first had to complete a generic Level 5 ABET-qualification of one…


Added by Wilma de Villiers on March 2, 2013 at 23:00 — 1 Comment

Increase in Earnings Threshold BCEA & Change in Definition of "Earnings"


Please note that there is a change to the definition of earnings, and that overtime payments are no longer included in the definition of "earnings", so employees will not go above the threshold based on their overtime earnings.



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        13 May 2011



Added by sylvia hammond on May 23, 2011 at 19:30 — No Comments

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