Thank you for your comments. Lynel I resonate with you “No. 4” we have had to drop prices but also dont want to step through the cheap door. I spend much of my time repairing material that is poor, and in fact am going to stop soon too, because the same providers that have gone cheap then expect an expert to charge cheap.
The onus is still on…[Read more]
I have now worked out how I will approach this issue in future – it will take a few day to set up in full.
The skills-universe strategy will be only to accept training material that has been approved by peer group or subject matter experts – or satisfied customer record.
Those people will need to submit their approval to me & only…[Read more]
You are most welcome!
Yes evaluation structures are in place for sure for qualification development as well as quality assurance! There has never been a proper structure in place for the learning material development industry, which in turn have made it very difficult for the learning material developers that design and develop…[Read more]
sylvia hammond started the topic Buying training material? What is your experience? in the forum Training Service Providers 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Have you bought training material from a developer or sales person on skills-universe?
I would like to know who provides good quality material – who do you recommend?
Then who has provided poor quality material – and poor quality follow-up service?
If you do not wish to post names here – please email me on
Thank you. I really appreciate your comprehensive explanation of the history.
What is very clear to me is that we have the structures in place for qualification development, and we have the structures in place for quality assurance. But we do not have any structures in place for the control of the material development industry.
Yes, the learning material will be evaluated against the submitted matrix document, on the site visit. The QCTO Curriculum document is the standard, and therefor the provider needs to meet the requirements of the curriculum.
The SETAs were established almost 2 decades ago, and had to build on their own evaluation process. And this is…[Read more]
I was looking at your response again, comparing with the response from Lynel – you say “material provided by the SETA”.
So this material was actually provided by the SETA?
Thank you for your response. I have edited it into paragraphs, so that it is easier to follow.
If I understand, to summarise, the QCTO does evaluate the training material to be used at the SDP site – against the matrix. But the QCTO does not endorse any training material.
So is there any reason why the SETAs should not be following the…[Read more]
I have been requested to run a couple of workshops on Saturdays, in order to accommodate those providers who cannot attend during the week days. Okay, let’s go for it! If you know of providers that need this workshop/presentation on the QCTO application for Accreditation and the DHET application for registration, the next date is the 12th October…[Read more]
A very important discussion. When applying for accreditation to the QCTO, one of the documents that needs to be included in the application file, is the matrix. It is very clear that the learning material should meet the requirements of the published QCTO Curriculum document (this is where the standard is).
The rumour doing the rounds that…[Read more]
Thank you so much for your post. I really value your contribution as a subject matter expert, who can speak to the details of an actual implementation.
Thank you so much for sharing your concerns with regard to the quality of material “endorsed” by the respective SETA’s. From my point of view, as a subject matter expert, the cirriculum document does not guarantee adherence to learning standards unless it is subjected to peer evaluation. I facilitated a national certificate course…[Read more]
Thank you for your post.
I have three comments:
first: a few days ago I posted in the Helpdesk a request for members to comment on the skills-universe – as I am in the process of reviewing how we should go forward, & what changes I should make.
I only received two comments – one comment was from Kevin, who posted:
“Personally I would…[Read more]
Tass Schwab started the topic Lost ETDP Conduct Outcomes based Assessments Statement of Results in the forum ETDP SETA 2 weeks, 5 days ago
I sadly have lost my statement of results for the above Unit Standard and have had no luck with anyone answering my Query for this. Anyone have a contact number or phone? I even have my registration number. Need it urgently to register as an Assessor for MICT SETA.
I have seen this, and know about it. There are two concerns – the QCTO never indicated that they would not be Quality Assuring material initially (or have I missed something) and what does this mean:
“Please note further that any quality assurance functions undertaken by Sector Education Training Authorities (SETA)s are functions that have been…[Read more]
Karen Sharpe started the topic E-Learning Content Developers in the forum Vacancies & Seeking Practitioners for Contracts or Projects 3 weeks ago
Are there any experienced e-learning content developers available for a 3-6 month contract with the possibility of extension thereafter? We are a leading international ICT training company head quartered in Europe, currently preparing an online learning portal. The role is based at our offices in Bryanston. We need someone who is experienced in…[Read more]
Imbokodo Business Networks is looking for a facilitator who is good in Sales Training to facilitate a Key Accounts Management Training, in Johannesburg, Sandton, first week of October.
I’m looking to establish a a long-term relationship for all our workshops that we do for our clients, based in Johannesburg.
Please feel free to c…[Read more]
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If you log in to the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO) website
this is the notice that you will see – before you can access the QCTO website content – so regarded as critical information. Please take…[Read more]
Justice Majoni started the topic URGENTLY LOOKING FOR MERSETA ASSESSORS AND MODERATORS in the forum Discussions on Assessment & Moderation 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Good day all
I’m urgently looking for MERSETA Assessors and Moderators for the following Qualifications
SAQA ID 57881 National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice
SAQA ID 59689 National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering
SAQA ID 78944 National Certificate: Autotronics
SAQA ID 71590 Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer…[Read more]
sylvia hammond started the topic SAQA explains the content of the 2019 NQF Amendment Act in the forum Training Service Providers 1 month ago
Media reports have tended to concentrate on the aspects of misrepresentation of qualifications, and other forms of fraud related to qualifications, CVs, etc.
This media release explains how much more there is to the Amendment Act, and reinforces the requirement for providers of NQF registered qualifications, and part qualifications to be…[Read more]
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