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Southern Africa Professional Trainers Association (SAPTA) Membership Benefits
10th Apr 2013 at 11:32 am #35277
The SAPTA ExCo resolved that a R500 annual, associate membership fee is payable and dependent on the level/category of certification sought, this fee could vary from R1 600 – R3 500 p.a. Subsequent to a benchmarking exercise, the SAPTA ExCO are confident that these annual rates are highly comparable with similar professional associations/bodies – locally and internationally.
A list of the SAPTA associate membership benefits (R500 p.a), inter alia:
• Certification as a SAPTA member (Occupational or Independent) which means enhanced reputational status and credibility
• Attendance of SAPTA events (e.g. Launch; Networking and Developmental) at no additional costs and/or at discounted rates
• Networking and affiliation opportunities
• Subscription to a SAPTA newsletter
The above, standard membership benefits will increase exponentially, dependent on the level/category of professional certification e.g. Employed Certified Professional Trainer (R1 600) or Independent Certified Professional Trainer (R3 500 p.a) and typically could include, inter alia:
• Legal and other forms of professional assistance
• Listed in a trainer ranking system
• Marketing and listing through publicized on-line profile (on the SAPTA webpage)
• Standardized booking, payment and cancellation policy/procedure
• Risk assessment of various training events companies and collective negotiation processes with these training companies (to avoid exploitation and to maximise earning/income potential)
• Participation in mentoring, coaching and other capacity building programmes
• Attendance of SAPTA endorsed development events which will qualify you for the required CPD points
I hope that this information assists and enables all occupational and independent trainers to sign up to SAPTA.
Any further questions can be addressed to the SAPTA President, Derek Hendrikz; SAPTA VP, Charles Cotter and/or SAPTA Treasurer, Graham Reid.Share on Social Media10th Apr 2013 at 1:06 pm #35295Alexander RobertsonParticipant
To me this fee at between R1600 and R3500 is rather high. I am a full member of the Maritime Law Association of SA and their membership fee is only R750.00 per year.10th Apr 2013 at 1:37 pm #35294
Hi, Alexander, I value and respect your honest feedback in this regard.
The SAPTA membership fees were calculated based on a comprehensive local and international bench-marking exercise of similar/comparable professional institutions and are also relative to the (sliding scale) of offered benefits. To be fair, I’ve been professionally registered with a number of institutions, at similar annual membership rates, and apart from an accreditation number and certificate and the occasional correspondence, I have received no further support, guidance, networking/affiliation opportunities and or protection etc. from these bodies. There is also no concrete link between registration and securing/advancing my (part-time) employment prospects.
SAPTA offers a host of tangible and reputational benefits and seeks to become the custodian of the rights and interests of occupational and freelance/independent trainers. Right now the balance of power in the training industry rests firmly with training providers/events companies and independent trainers do not have a recourse and/or protection against potential exploitation and mis-practice. SAPTA aspires to offer a collective authority and services to quality assure and protect the professional status and integrity of trainers and the training industry. Given these facts, it is tough to place a rand value figure on these benefits, but at a maximum of R3 500/annum, this surely represents a value for money proposition.
I invite and encourage other Freelance Facilitator group members to contribute to this discussion.11th Apr 2013 at 6:14 am #35293Des SquireParticipant
Hi Charles, Please consider publishing full details of SAPTA for the benefit of members of this group – Structure, accreditation, activities and so on.11th Apr 2013 at 1:49 pm #35292
Thanks, Des, I’ll certainly do so. Regards.
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