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


DHET Application for Registration is Compulsory: FACT!

This topic contains 8 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Lynel Farrell 9 months ago.

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  • #65581

    Lynel Farrell
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    The compulsory application for registration with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has been in effect now for a year. The DEADLINE for applications to reach the DHET is set for 30 November 2018 (no further extensions will be given).

    Please do not use Google to find the application, or read up on this compulsory stipulation. There are a number of websites with the wrong application form and/or incorrect information regarding who must register with the DHET, which in turn is damaging to the private FET sector.

    There are various companies and consultants that will assist providers nationwide, offering Registration assistance from R1200.00 to R22 000.00 per application. Who you use is completely up to you, that is your prerogative. However, please note the following points that could be beneficial:

    1. The application form and guidelines are to be found on the DHET’s website.
    2. The possibility that your SETA has uploaded incorrect forms is reality – check your forms against the DHET’s website forms which is in the public domain.
    3. If your SETA has indicated to you that this registration is not compulsory, they are 100% in the wrong. If you want to find out whether you need to register, and are sick of all the different websites and miscommunications, make the call to the DHET. PHONE THEM to make sure that you are on the right side of the law!
    4. No applications may be emailed – this is either hand delivered or couriered to the DHET in Pretoria: FACT.
    5. Should you complete the incorrect application form, your file will be rejected and posted back to you. In December, around 25% of all received applications were returned for this reason: FACT.
    6. If your business or your Employer have accreditation with either QCTO or any of the 21 SETAs, then this application for registration to the DHET is compulsory for you or your company/employer.
    7. The fee that needs to be paid for this application for registration to the DHET is R500.00 and is not negotiable.
    8. The registration process is not 6 months: FACT.
    9. All required supporting documents must be included in your application form: FACT
    10. There will be consequences if you don’t comply with this compulsory stipulation: FACT
    11. Employers, SETAs and Government Departments will be validating whether providers have in fact applied for registration, making use of the List of Lodged applicants on the DHET’s website.
    12. You do NOT need to apply for accreditation to the QCTO first before you apply for registration with the DHET. SETA’s are agents of QCTO, so the range of providers required to register are all SETA or QCTO accredited providers: FACT
    13. The only proof that an applicant can give that they are in the process of registration is their acknowledgement letter received directly from the DHET, or refer your clients/students to the DHET: List of Private Education Institution that have lodged application to be registered with DHET.

    In order to view this list, go to the DHET website, click on resources, under documents click on Registers. There are 4 pdf registers namely:
    A) Accredited Skills Development Providers Updated 20 September 2017 (QCTO), which was uploaded today 5th March 2018
    B) List of Private Education Institution that have lodged application to be registered with DHET (this is not provisional registration, this is merely the list of providers whom have lodged their applications thus far with the DHET)
    C) Register of Private Colleges (23 February 2018) – this list is the provisional registered private colleges.
    D) Register of Private HIGHER Education Institutions (1 February 2018)

    We have been assisting providers with this application for registration to the DHET now for over a year, and are absolutely proud of our clients who have made the list of lodged applications. Together we have worked well, and will continue to support our clients with this compulsory stipulation.

    For more information of our services, please feel free to visit our website: http://www.jc1-2016.com

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  • #65589

    Rudy Maritz
    Participant

    Lynel

    Been on the DHET Website. There has been so many amendments and amendment Bills. It will take some time to find the exact story straight out of the law books instead of relying on google.

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  • #65590

    Lynel Farrell
    Participant

    Hi Rudy, then you start with the Notice to Providers which is on the first page of the DHET’s website, and you go on from there. If you read all the gazettes and the amendments, you need to follow various trends, whereby amendments are not always uploaded on government sites, and at times the information is a decade old, and they have not updated the latest correct information. We have tested this over the past 16 months non-stop, and you will be amazed by what you will find: Confusion beyond. Sometimes it is better to get it straight from the DHET, as the QCTO and the SETAs report to the DHET. It is fact that not all government departments are communicating with each other, and therefor the various different interpretations and incorrect information being distributed by many. It is sad to see how this is all falling apart, as it will damage our private sector. We will be addressing this with the DHET Minister for sure. Don’t give up in getting the correct information, it is important.

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  • #65591

    Rudy Maritz
    Participant

    Even that proves to be a challenge.

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  • #65592

    Lynel Farrell
    Participant

    Correct. What is your challenge with the compulsory application for registration with the DHET?

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  • #65663

    Lynel Farrell
    Participant

    All Accredited SETA Training Providers must apply for registration with the DHET before the 30th November 2018. Don’t delay this important compulsory registration application!

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  • #65664

    Lynel Farrell
    Participant

    If the 2014 SAQA Assessment of the Impact of the S.A NQF indicated 12758 accredited providers, then why have only 1853 providers lodged applications to register with the DHET? What is going on?

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  • #65675

    Fiona de Beer Nel
    Participant

    Hi Lynel

    Again very insightful information, thank you. I just want to know:

    1. What happens to those whom missed the deadline.
    2. Part of the application is a feasibility study, do you maybe have a template to share in this regard.

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  • #65678

    Lynel Farrell
    Participant

    Hi Fiona
    1. I make reference to Government Gazette Vol.512 No.30732, page 10:”a person who offers or pretends to offer FET qualifications or purports to perform an act on behalf of a FET College without being registered is GUILTY of an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine or imprisonment not exceeding five years or BOTH such fine and imprisonment. The Act further stipulates that a person, who pretends that a qualification has been awarded to him/her by an FET College, whereas no such qualification has been so awarded, is guilty of an offence and is liable, on conviction to any sentence, which may be imposed for fraud”.
    I think this is straight forward – registration is compulsory for all providers whom are currently accredited for full or part qualifications. The deadline is the 30th November. If you don’t comply with this deadline date, then the above will happen. Together with the provider’s name being listed as a misrepresented provider for everyone to see in the public domain.

    2. Feasibility Study? I don’t understand what you are asking. You register with the DHET, as this is compulsory in order to continue your business. or you don’t and close shop.

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