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…Continue
Every three years, all qualifications that are currently registered on the NQF are considered for re-registration. This consideration has been in progress for several months now, as per the decision of the SAQA Board in October 2014 to approve, with certain exceptions, the re-registration of all currently registered qualifications for the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2018.
These exceptions are:
· Qualifications that have been reviewed…Continue
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,…
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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.…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Des Squire on January 12, 2015 at 12:39 — No Comments
Much has been said recently relating to the position of women in business and the need for education as a means of unlocking businesswomen’s self belief
None of us know what the future holds in store. What we do know is that whatever the future - change is inevitable. Change is a fact of life and in order to be adequately equipped for change…Continue
Recently while training on “Change Management” I was asked – How do you deal with people who refuse to change or who refuse to embrace change? My response was – Have you considered that perhaps it is you who needs to change?
The problem is we see everything through “our own eyes” and we see things as always having been done in a certain way and fail to see things from the point of view of others. We…Continue
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
"How great is God! How small am I!
Lost, swallowed up in Love's immensity! God only there, not I"
(Experiencing a deeper Christian life - Andrew Murray)
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Diversity refers to differences or variety. When we speak about diversity people usually jump to the conclusion that we are referring to cultural diversity.
There are many forms of diversity such as race, religion, sexual orientation, upbringing, language, thought and background to name but a few. All of these exist in the workplace. Diversity can refer to cultural groups, religious groups, political groups or people with a variety of different…Continue
The only constant in life and business is change. In order to change anything there is a need to first change our thinking. Make 2014 the year of change and in doing so consider the following;
NEW WELDING SCHOOL TO OPEN
Staffing Direct Training Academy (Pty) Ltd in conjunction with the South African Navy Wingfield to open a new training school for welders
To assist in meeting…Continue
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Workplace forums may be formed when there are more than 100 workers. They promote the interests of the workers by consulting and making joint decisions.
Employers must provide relevant information to workplace forums.
The functions of a workplace forum are to
Added by Des Squire on October 28, 2013 at 7:56 — No Comments
For whoever needs this today: Just something to think about...
Did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know the one who takes care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most? Did you know the 3 hardest things to say are I love you, I'm sorry, and Help me?
Just because a person looks happy doesn’t mean they are. You may have…Continue
I am looking for a second hand SLR camera (entry level model will suit) for my personal use.
Does anyone have one they want to sell????
Added by Des Squire on October 10, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments
The purpose of disciplinary codes and procedures is to regulate standards of conduct and behaviour of employees in a company.
The aim of discipline is to correct unacceptable behaviour and adopt a progressive approach in the workplace.
The employer needs to establish that all employees are aware of the rules and standards of behaviour that are…Continue
As set out in the Organising Framework for Occupations version 12 a Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) is a person who “Analyses the skills requirements within an organisation and coordinates the execution of the personal development plans of employees, monitors the implementation of the workplace skills plan and reports accordingly” (OFO Number:242302)
This would imply that the job profile of the SDF should include the following functions
I read this recently and thought it was so apt in todays world:
"What you see depends on what you look for. You can enjoy the positives or seek out the negatives.
It's up to you" Andrew Grant
The question I ask is are we being too negative in terms of our outlook on South Africa?…Continue
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.