All Blog Posts Tagged 'development' (90)

Services SETA announcement: Re-registered Qualifications and Unit Standards

The following letter has been received from the Services SETA:

"18 August 2015

Dear Skills Development Providers

Re- Registration of Services SETA Qualifications and Unit Standards

This letter serves to inform Services SETA skills development providers that registered qualifications and unit standards which fall within the scope of Services SETA have been re- registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Qualifications and…


Added by sylvia hammond on August 25, 2015 at 12:30 — 2 Comments

Latest DHET Documents published for comment

Skills-universe members will be interested to see two documents published for comment:

DHET National Policy on Continuing Education Colleges GG38924 gon569 for comment

This document is a must read for everyone working in the area of AET. It explains the administrative and…


Added by sylvia hammond on July 14, 2015 at 18:07 — 11 Comments

What are the accreditation and registration requirements for safety and occupational health training?

To all skills-universe members knowledgeable about accreditation processes - please assist.  

Before the implementation of DHET, the Department of Labour registered/accredited training service providers.  As I recall this was for the safety type training, equipment, fire-fighting, and possibly related occupational health issues of chemical inhalation and so on.

Once again I have been asked for clarification.  

Please will you assist me to respond to the following…


Added by sylvia hammond on May 19, 2015 at 15:05 — 7 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

Notification of Bid Award

Notification of Bid Award


The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA) is a statutory body established through the

Skills Development Act of 1998 to enable its stakeholders to advance skills levels in the sector in accordance…


Added by sylvia hammond on March 13, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments

Services SETA Co-op & NPO Capacity Building Workshops

The Services Sector Education & Training Authority (Services SETA) cordially invites all Co-operatives & Non-Profit Organisations (specifically Non-Governmental Organisations & Community Based Organisations) to its Business Capacity Building & Engagement Workshops covering:

• How to Apply for Services SETA Skills Development Funding 

• How to Apply for Tenders & Write a Tender Application

• Business Writing Skills

Focus group sessions to engage…


Added by sylvia hammond on March 6, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Much needed Teacher Development Strategy for South Africa’s 450 000 Teachers

How can we provide access to Professional Development programmes to some 450 000 Teachers country wide (Principals, HOD’s and teachers) in all public and independent schools?

Special Appeal to support Education in South Africa

For just R 240 per year you will support the development…


Added by Don Leffler on October 28, 2014 at 20:54 — No Comments

Services SETA Vacancy: Officer Employee Relations

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 position hereunder: 

 Job Title

Officer : Employee Relations

Total Cost to…


Added by sylvia hammond on October 10, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

Community Development Initiatives International (CDII) seeks your support

Community Development Initiatives International (CDII) 

CDII operates as a non profit company and is committed to supporting communities and encouraging sustainable livelihoods.…


Added by Don Leffler on August 31, 2014 at 20:48 — 1 Comment


Grahamstown: RHODES Health Suite (Gym) holds a Cyclathon each year to support a special cause. This year the Indoor Cycling team at Rhodes supported sufferers of muscle diseases such as motor neuron disease, muscle distrophy, muscle sclerosis, myasthenia gravis and others.…


Added by Don Leffler on August 23, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

Teacher Development gets support

Teacher Development gets support


NAPTOSA, the second largest Teacher Union, has put its weight behind SACE’s Teacher Development strategy.


Government’s strategy to introduce a formal professional development programme for Teachers was implemented early this year. At last weeks KZN Naptosa Congress some 400 participants gave support for the teacher development system developed by…


Added by Don Leffler on August 23, 2014 at 16:48 — No Comments

CPTD FOR TEACHERS: Continuing Professional Teacher Development

The Eazi Study Teacher Development Centre contains 20 different CPTD short courses, the revised Curriculum documents (CAPS); Government and DBE Policy documents, articles on education matters, research studies and news items. Teachers are invited to participate in the forum discussion and…


Added by Don Leffler on July 16, 2014 at 10:11 — No Comments

Oil your personal growth

 Lena-Mari Josling

To see my four-month-old son in his exploration phase got me thinking about why our hunger for exploration fades. Are we just too used to the world or do we give up and stay loyal to our comfort zones? Maybe we're just caught up in the 'must do's' of life and neglect the 'want to's'. As our brains, skin and lungs start to die from the age of 20, most of us are already on a physical downhill. So is it not then worth it…


Added by Lia Marus on July 16, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

What incentives do employees respond well to?

by Lia Marus

The chronic skills shortage we're experiencing in this country is making it very difficult to retain one's staff because recruiters and other companies are hungrily preying on those who have those skills which are in such short supply. Company loyalty has become a thing of the past because of the tough economic times we find ourselves in and employees will go to the employer who pays the most.Is it possible to retain…


Added by Lia Marus on July 11, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

HR directors: A detailed profile

by Frew Murdoch

Today, South African business faces a variety of human resources-related challenges, from workforce instability and talent management strategy through to regulatory compliance needs. "Perhaps the most significant of these challenges," says Anja van Beek, HR director at Sage VIP, "lies in aligning the company's people, with the vision of its leadership and the culture of the company." In this context, what are the most…


Added by Lia Marus on July 3, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Vacancies: GM Innovative Learning Solutions,Managers Outcome Based Learning & Artisan Development

 A client has an urgent need of the following - can you assist?

 Please refer to the Job Specs:

General Manager: Innovative Learning Solutions

Manager: Outcome Based Learning

Manager: Artisan Development

Just send me (  your e-mail contact address and I will put you in touch with the client. Only experienced and dynamic people please - no experience do not respond please.

Added by Des Squire on June 24, 2014 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

What is an employer's duty to report on vacancies?

by Kirsten Caddy and Silindokuhle Malaza

The Employment Services Act, No. 4 of 2014 (ESA) was assented to by President Jacob Zuma on 3 April 2014 and promulgated in the Government Gazette as legislation on 7 April 2014. The act will come into operation on a date to be proclaimed by the president in…


Added by Lia Marus on June 18, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

Eduloan simply delivers employee training

Sourcing the right training programme for your employees from a trustworthy training provider is not an easy task. The additional burden of finding cost effective courses that will give a return on investment can leave HR practitioners at a loss.

Companies who don’t have the necessary human resources experience are in danger of engaging with bogus training providers or participating in subpar training programmes.

However, Eduloans new Training Fund Management service is there…


Added by Cindy Payle on February 20, 2014 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

Opportunities for senior citizens not a priority

I recently wrote an article on whether government’s plan to produce 30 000 artisans by 2030 is a plausible one.

According to the Ekurhuleni Skills and Training Center SA can reach this target if government provides development opportunities for older semi-skilled workers as well as young people.

This comment got me thinking about the current focus on youth development, youth employment, youth subsidies.

No-one doubts that investing in our young…


Added by Cindy Payle on February 4, 2014 at 11:30 — 15 Comments

WE MiND Foundation: Education, Awareness & Support


Added by Don Leffler on January 7, 2014 at 15:46 — No Comments

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