Minister responds favourably to Registration concerns from JC1-2016 10

Dear Private Training Providers (Skills Development Providers) in South Africa,

Following our submission of concerns to the Minister regarding Registration of SDP’s with DHET, we have received an official reply.  It is with great pleasure to share with you the favorable outcome from the Minister of Education: Dr Nzimande, an announcement that will finally bring  relief to providers nationwide.  We attach the letter received today, for your ease of mind, to share with others who are still unaware of the compulsory registration with the DHET, and to give some relief.

Working with the Minister and DHET can benefit all of us.  They have shown a willingness to work with us, so let us return the favour by registering. Lets show our commitment to ridding ourselves of the bogus/fly-by-nights.  Together we can make this work.  Applications are open to all Training Providers in South Africa.  There will be a new deadline set, so don’t delay your application for registration.

If you need help, you are more than welcome to visit our website:  We offer this service to small, medium and corporate training providers nationwide!

JC1 ETD Consultants Pty Ltd

Directors: Nigel Shipston, Lynel Farrell

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10 thoughts on “Minister responds favourably to Registration concerns from JC1-2016

  • Shirley Esterhuizen

    Hi Lynel
    I am working for a public service training institution offering some PSETA credit-bearing programmes – not qualifications.
    We don’t intend offering qualifications for two reasons:
    1) Most of our staff members have a qualification
    2) Our focus is more on skilling staff members to do their job.

    We don’t operate as a TVET college, and neither are we a private service provider. The White Paper on Post-school Education and Training does not provide much guidance either. We feel that we are neither here nor there. Should we register or not?

    Any recommendations from your side?


  • Joseph Pasqualli

    Thank for the info. We have since seeked advice from the merSeta, but to date was unsuccessful. We have been told to complete application for QCTO which we have done a month ago – to date no response. I would like to know since we are accredited for the Welding Qualification only, will be be able to present skills programmes or single unit standards in the future?

  • Lynel Farrell Post author

    Thank you Ashley, much appreciated. We will continue our work, to assist providers nationwide. Dr Nzimande really did hear our cry for help, and was extremely helpful. Now we need to show the DHET quality applications, because this is what we are all about!

  • Lynel Farrell Post author

    Hi Joseph
    When you go through the guidelines and requirements, it needs to be looked at with current legislation as well, this is the biggest obstacle that most providers are sitting with. We have done extensive work on this, and have found solutions to many nightmares and concerns. We fully understand the process, are able to guide you accordingly. There are consultants and other businesses charging anything from R8 500.00 to R22 000.00 per application , which we feel is wrong. Our charges for SMME’s are R2940.00 and for Corporate’s R4500.00. It is not compulsory to be registered with the QCTO before your register with the DHET, however you must have evidence of accreditation with any one of the 21 SETA, for unit standards, skills programmes or qualifications on NQF 1 – 6. There is no need to apply for accreditation with Umalusi as per the guidelines at all. Proof of Seta accreditation is required.

  • Lynel Farrell Post author

    Hi Vanessa, you are most welcome. Thank you for the kind words, we really do appreciate it! Your work is inspiring, please keep up the good work!

  • Joseph Pasqualli

    Hi Lynel

    We are a TP in the WC who is accredited for Welding L1 -L4, I have gone the requirements and it seem tedious. What would be the cost for another consultant to do it for us? Do we also have to be registered with OCTO?

  • Vanessa Crous

    Thank you Lynel for assisting us with our DHET registration. I can recommend your services to everyone who still needs to register. Your professional input and passion for excellence is a source of inspiration for us.

  • Lynel Farrell Post author

    Hi Lorna,
    You are most welcome! thank you for the kind words, it is really appreciated. Yes, it is a journey, but well worth it in the end!

  • Lorna Carlill

    Thank you LYNEL and NIGEL for keeping us updated with regards to the DHET applications. Much appreciate your hard work even though it has been a long and painful process for you and the Training Providers.