Concerned Providers Interest Group – QCTO/SAQA/SETA/DHET


Are you an Accredited Training Provider?

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  • #68372

    Lynel Farrell
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    Accredited Training Providers – compulsory application deadline to DHET!

    Are you an accredited provider with AgriSeta, BankSeta, CathsSeta, CETA, Chieta, EWSeta, ETDP Seta, Fasset, Foodbev, FP&MSeta, HWSeta, InSeta, LGSeta, MICT Seta, MerSeta, MQA, PSeta, SasSeta, Services Seta, Teta, W&R Seta and/or the QCTO? If the answer is yes, then the compulsory application for registration needs to be submitted in hard copy to the DHET before the 30th November 2018.

    Whether you are a SMME Provider that offers one single unit standard or a JSE listed corporate company with a training division which is accredited with a SETA, the application to register with the DHET is compulsory. No electronic applications will be accepted. There are 27 business days left to submit your application for registration to the DHET in Pretoria.

    Don’t get confused with the grammar used by different Authorities. SETA will say you are a training provider, QCTO will record you as a Skills Development Provider and the DHET will say that you are a Private College – unfortunately we cannot change the way Authorities name you. If you are offering Unit Standards, Skills Programmes or Full Qualifications, and have approval from a SETA to do so, and you have an Accreditation status, then you need to ensure that you submit your application for registration to the DHET before the 30th November 2018.

    Do you know what the consequences are if you don’t comply with the compulsory application to register with the DHET? The answer is on page 10 of the DHET guideline. Yes, it is serious.

    In order to continue offering your accredited learning programmes, you need to submit your application.

    Accredited Providers who do not comply with the stipulation, and continue to offer learning programmes which is credit-bearing, avoiding the DHET’s compulsory application for registration and deadline, will soon be listed as misrepresented or bogus providers in the public domain. This will cause reputational damage for sure.

    The DHET application form and guidelines are found on the DHET’s website, go to Resources, then click on Forms, scroll down to 2008, print the 3rd and 4th pdf document, make sure it indicates FPX-01, complete the application, attach all your supporting documents and submit this to the DHET. Ensure you have gone through the guidelines accordingly, and make sure that you follow the new acts as the guideline is outdated by 10 years.

    Should you wish to get assistance in compiling the application for registration to the DHET, we have extended our normal hours and offer this service to accredited providers nationwide (big or small). Please note, that our service offering is based on first come, first serve. We will publish our cut-off date, whereby we won’t be taking on further applications soon.

    Want to make use of our service in order to submit in time? Visit our website for contact details: http://www.jc1-2016.com

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  • #68373

    Joel Moreroa
    Participant

    Hi
    I tried but they also require the health and safety certification which I don’t know where to start.

    Does this mean I must get NOSA to give me star rating

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    • #68374

      Nigel Shipston
      Participant

      Good morning Joel,
      The OHS Certification is only required where you have your own training area/classroom where learners have access. It requires the premises to be inspected for health and safety purposes to ensure that learners entering are not unnecessarily exposed to risk. The certification needs to be issued by a registered member of a DHET acceptable authority eg. SAIOSH, and requires both the report and the certificate.

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  • #68384

    Lynel Farrell
    Participant

    DHET released the below 37 minutes ago:

    “The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) wishes to warn prospective students to be aware of a scam by a Pretoria and Cape Town based private skills provider that charges unsuspecting students exorbitant amounts of money for illegal and unaccredited higher education programmes.

    Investigations carried out by the Department have established that a virtual, on-line and distance education private skills provider by the name of New Skills Academy is purporting to offer a range of Diplomas and qualifications, including a Dog Grooming Diploma, without accreditation and registration with the relevant authorities. There are no contact details provided on the website at https://newskillsacademy.co.za as at 16 August 2018.

    The website does not provide proof of ownership by either a natural or juristic person. This private provider of education is completely virtual. On 23 October 2018, the Department discovered the following website address: https://newskillsacademy.co.uk/ which operates in the exact manner.

    In a similar investigation, it was established that Skills Academy with the website address at https://www.skillsacademy.co.za is purporting to offer the following Advanced Certificate programmes without registration with the Department: Advanced Certificate in Project Management, Supply Chain Management, Medical Office Receptionist Advanced Certificate, Advanced Certificate in Child Day Care, Advanced Certificate in Child Psychology and Facial Skincare Advanced Certificate, among others.
    The Department has already filed a case with the South African Police Services (SAPS) against Skills Academy. The case number is CAS189/8/2018. Affected persons may contact Constable DN Chosane at the Brooklyn Police Station at 012 366 1700.

    The Department wishes to reiterate that students should first verify information with the Department website to ascertain the legality of any programme offered by the institution of their choice before enrolling in order to avoid falling prey to illegal operations.

    The website address is http://www.dhet.gov.za/Resources/Registers and the toll-free number is 0800 87 22 22.

    For Media enquiries and interviews:
    Lunga Ngqengelele
    Media Liaison Officer
    Mobile: 082 566 0446
    Telephone : 012 312 5850
    Email: lunga.n@dhet.gov.za

    Lehlohonolo Mphuthi
    Media Officer: Communication
    Mobile: 061 985 9474
    Telephone: 012 312 564
    Email Mphuthi.L@dhet.gov.
    Issued by the Ministry of Higher Education and Training

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  • #68386

    Lynel Farrell
    Participant

    DHET wishes to reiterate that students should first verify information with the Department website to ascertain the legality of any programme offered by the institution of their choice before enrolling in order to avoid falling prey to illegal operations #BewareOfBogusColleges

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  • #68389

    Nigel Shipston
    Participant

    The price of non-compliance! Well done DHET!

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