I get so annoyed when members of skills Universe ask for help and or assistance, for draft documents to be used, for details of training and other skills related information and then fail to have the courtesy to acknowledge receipt, to say thank you and worse still make use for alternate purposes what is sent to them. surely when we ask for help we should at least say "thank you"
I also feel it is a liberty when people who are studying ask for information they can make use of…Continue
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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 (email@example.com) 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
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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.
Following a very beneficial meeting with Lance and Cheryl of Sakhisisizwe Projects I am delighted to advise we have agreed to form a business association. I trust that in doing so you as an existing or potential client can benefit from what we can now jointly offer.
Sakhisisizwe Projects is a SETA accredited training provider, as is AMSI and Associates cc. Sakhisisizwe is in a position to offer full qualifications, customised learnerships and skills programmes in the fields of…Continue
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Assessment is the process of making judgments about an individual's competence through matching evidence collected to the appropriate outcomes related to a specific unit standard, a series of unit standards, or a full qualification that have been registered by the south African Qualifications Authority.
Candidates who are deemed not yet competent on a summative assessment (following training) will normally not be allowed to be re-assessed on more…Continue
I am trying to source or locate the author and title of the poem that goes as follows
“Who is it knocks so loud?”
“A lonely little sin.”
“Slip through,” I answered.
And soon all hell was in.
I will be conducting a three day assessor training during the month of May. Discount of 10% for Skills Universe members. Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and quote.
Moderator training will be conducted during the month of June
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Is there a difference between being qualified and being registered as a qualified assessor and/or moderator?
The answer is simply yes. All assessors and moderators must first and foremost be qualified as such.
To become a qualified assessor or moderator the candidate must first be trained on unit standard 115753 – Assess outcomes based assessment. Following training the candidate must produce a portfolio of evidence and must be assessed as competent. Following the assessment,…Continue