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


Don’t close our doors. Stand up and Say something!

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    Lynel Farrell
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    Good day Members,

    I appeal to every Provider, ETD Practitioner, Assessor, Moderator, Employer to participate. We have been informed that short programmes that are less than 2 full weeks (8 credits) will not be registered or considered for accreditation under the QCTO. So, in short – short programmes will not be accredited unless it is 8 credits and above.

    If this will affect your business or your income going forward, please participate in the survey, so that we can appeal this stipulation. There is no time like now to stand together and let the voices be heard. They say, ask and you shall receive. Now, we want to ask for consideration of all providers that are running accredited short programmes to be able to register them under the QCTO with less than 8 credits. It will take you less than a minute to complete. Get involved. Let your voice be heard.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCHJB1y7-R2kiRhseluc78QC52oWegHx_uhvE6mViaGwDcPA/viewform?usp=sf_link

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    #89722
    Lynel Farrell
    Keymaster

    We are not at our target as yet – but let me show you what the impact is at the moment with small providers offering short programmes that are less than 2 weeks (and accredited to run it) 57.4% will have to close their doors and 39.3% will need to downsize and retrench staff. We need more providers to come on board so that we can show the authorities how this will negatively impact skills development providers nationwide.

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    #89875
    Lynel Farrell
    Keymaster

    The current stats to appeal the decision and stipulation of skills programmes and/or short programmes less than 8 credits (2 weeks of training) that will not be registered or approved by the QCTO- 59.6% will close doors, 37.1% will down-size and retrench staff. We have not received enough support as yet, but I hope that we will hit our goal today. For those whom have completed the 30 second survey, thank you so much.

    #89897
    Lynel Farrell
    Keymaster

    Dear Members,

    For those that have supported the survey, the first submission to appeal the 8 credit stipulation on “occupational” skills programs with a minimum of 2 weeks of duration, has been submitted on the 6th of September. We await possible solutions or feedback.

    The survey will continue to run, in order to let other Providers that have not had the time to complete it, and add their vote/voice.

    The results thus far are devastating to small businesses (SDPs) and many still do not know this, as they are more focused on getting everything in order to continue with the phase-out period of current legacy qualifications.

    Many thanks to those Providers that took the time to complete the 30-second survey, you are appreciated.

    Updates and feedback will be posted here, as soon as we receive it.

    #89964
    Lynel Farrell
    Keymaster

    For those that are following the progress on this appeal from Providers to scrap the stipulated rule of 8 credits (minimum duration of 2 weeks) for occupational skills programmes to be registered, approved and accredited. The first submission of appeal was not received in favor of the providers that will be affected. Thus, the survey is still running to get a bigger response with more names to add, for the second submission. We are not out of the woods as yet, and need more support to get the consideration and change that skills development providers are seeking. Further updates will be posted here. Thank you to those that have completed the 5 simple questions and have added their names in support of this appeal.

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