DHET REGISTRATIONS RE-EVALUATIONS 2


It would appear that many of those providers who applied for registration with DHET and received evaluation reports dated before 19 June 2017, are not aware that the Registrar has suggested that the applications be re-evaluated according to the new criteria. This request has to be submitted by the provider to DHET. Many of the evaluation reports contained criteria where CC’s were not accepted and Accounting Officer Reports were rejected. DHET is now accepting these, as well as amending the requirements regarding OHS Certification, Surety and Prospectus/Calendar/ Brochure. If you have received an evaluation report which indicates that you are not in compliance with any of the above, and your report is dated before 19 June 2017, please submit a request to DHET to re-evaluate your application according to the new criteria, on instruction of the Registrar.

In terms of the accreditation reports, please note that your accreditation scope needs to be confirmed with an official letter of accreditation and scope issued by the relevant SETA/’s.

For everybody else, if you are a private training provider and you are accredited with a SETA or QCTO for any qualification, part qualification or even a single unit standard registered on the SAQA NQF, you are required to Register with DHET. There is currently no deadline set, and applications are open until such time as the Minister has set a new date. Don’t be caught at the last minute, take the time to register now. The penalties for non-registration are quite harsh, and with the new criteria implemented by DHET, there is now no reason for non-compliance. Lynel Farrell and I are available either here on Skills Universe or at http://www.jc1-2016.com/ to give guidance and assistance as you may require.

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2 thoughts on “DHET REGISTRATIONS RE-EVALUATIONS

  • Lynel Farrell

    There are a lot of rumours going the rounds, so please make sure you have your facts first with reliable and honest individuals. There are a number of people offering their services assisting with the DHET Registration process, but providers are cautioned to question excessive charges for these services. We have been informed of “bogus” services to Training Providers:
    1. Bookkeepers – whereby they blind providers by insisting that CCs will be rejected and to convert to Pty will cost anything from R14 000.00 to R21 000.00 – this is absolutely nonsense – please look out for these unethical individuals/businesses trying to take advantage of our good and honest providers nationwide.
    2. OHS consultants who say they are registered, and are NOT. There have been instances whereby monies have been paid for an OHS inspection upfront, and the “OHS” consultant disappeared without a trace. There are reliable, ethical and honest OHS registered and approved individuals/businesses – please do not fall for these thieves. This is unethical, and should you come across names of these individuals/business, please do share this with us, as we will share this with the DHET’s team. There is ZERO tolerance for this unethical practice. Please also ensure that when you do receive an OHS report, that the OHS officer did in deed inspect your premises? We have been informed of a provider that was charged R45 000.00 for inspection of 3 small training rooms (takes maximum 12 individuals) – which is completely overpriced, and completely unfair to the provider. Unfortunately it is too late, the monies was paid.
    3. Financial Surety. This component within the application has a reason. It clearly speaks to Providers who take cash upfront from learners before they commence training. There have been various bogus/fly-by-nights whom have come into our industry, taking cash upfront from learners, promising them a qualification and employment, and over-night these bogus/fly-by-nights are nowhere to be found. This needs to stop, as they are the reason that more requirements are forced on honest, ethical providers. There are various options available, please do not be forced to place R70 000.00 cash upfront for one piece of paper that reads: Financial Surety. (Where there is smoke, there is a fire). Providers are not informed that this is an annual amount that needs to be paid, don’t fall for this nonsense please. If you have paid over this amount, it is too late to get a cent back. That money could have been used to educate a number of unemployed learners to give them a chance to get employment. (My opinion).
    4. There are consultants going the rounds to Providers advising that they are working with me and/or Nigel, and are charging R8500.00 to R12 000.00 per application – if this happens, please feel free to phone or email me directly. We do not have consultants marketing for us, or walking from door to door. I am not saying do not use them, however, if they use my name or Nigel’s name, please feel free to get confirmation from us, we know with whom we deal with, all the time.

  • Lynel Farrell

    There are a lot of rumours going the rounds, so please make sure you have your facts first with reliable and honest individuals. There are a number of people offering their services assisting with the DHET Registration process, but providers are cautioned to question excessive charges for these services. We have been informed of “bogus” services to Training Providers:
    1. Bookkeepers – whereby they blind providers by insisting that CCs will be rejected and to convert to Pty will cost anything from R14 000.00 to R21 000.00 – this is absolutely nonsense – please look out for these unethical individuals/businesses trying to take advantage of our good and honest providers nationwide.
    2. OHS consultants who say they are registered, and are NOT. There have been instances whereby monies have been paid for an OHS inspection upfront, and the “OHS” consultant disappeared without a trace. There are reliable, ethical and honest OHS registered and approved individuals/businesses – please do not fall for these thieves. This is unethical, and should you come across names of these individuals/business, please do share this with us, as we will share this with the DHET’s team. There is ZERO tolerance for this unethical practice. Please also ensure that when you do receive an OHS report, that the OHS officer did in deed inspect your premises? We have been informed of a provider that was charged R45 000.00 for inspection of 3 small training rooms (takes maximum 12 individuals) – which is completely overpriced, and completely unfair to the provider. Unfortunately it is too late, the monies was paid.
    3. Financial Surety. This component within the application has a reason. It clearly speaks to Providers who take cash upfront from learners before they commence training. There have been various bogus/fly-by-nights whom have come into our industry, taking cash upfront from learners, promising them a qualification and employment, and over-night these bogus/fly-by-nights are nowhere to be found. This needs to stop, as they are the reason that more requirements are forced on honest, ethical providers. There are various options available, please do not be forced to place R70 000.00 cash upfront for one piece of paper that reads: Financial Surety. (Where there is smoke, there is a fire). Providers are not informed that this is an annual amount that needs to be paid, don’t fall for this nonsense please. If you have paid over this amount, it is too late to get a cent back. That money could have been used to educate a number of unemployed learners to give them a chance to get employment. (My opinion).
    4. There are consultants going the rounds to Providers advising that they are working with me and/or Nigel, and are charging R8500.00 to R12 000.00 per application – if this happens, please feel free to phone or email me directly. We do not have consultants marketing for us, or walking from door to door. I am not saying do not use them, however, if they use my name or Nigel’s name, please feel free to get confirmation from us, we know with whom we deal all the time.