Starting this year with a lot of educated confused individuals. I am not sure if I am the one that are losing my marbles, or the fact that individuals are not educated correctly. A couple of facts needs to be placed on record:
1. If an individual pays an accredited provider to become an Assessor, Moderator and/or Facilitator then you should know…[Read more]
Please click on edit and enter a bit more information about your daughter – what age is she?
What grade has she achieved?
What subjects is she more interested in?
What give her most difficulty?
I think to will help members to advise you.
sylvia hammond started the topic Who is the Minister responsible for post school education? in the forum Basic and Higher Education 18 hours, 18 minutes ago
As skills-universe members will know – I am very concerned that we refer to things correctly – like bogus colleges.
Today at his media briefing, Minister Blade Nzimande made a very interesting point – clarifying his title and departmental responsibilities.
So, Dr Blade Nzimande is the Minister of Higher Education Science and Technology,
and his…[Read more]
thank you for following up on this post – we still need a lot of clarification on what accreditation is and what it entails.
There are SAQA Qualifications such as National Certificate: Theology and Ministry SAQA 48891 (Legacy Qualification) now replaced by the Occupational Qualification: OC: Religious Associate Professional (Christian Religious Practitioner – SAQA 101997)
SAQA 62609: National Diploma: Theology and Ministry
SAQA 49057: FET Certificate: Theology and…[Read more]
Great thanks for comprehensive response Lynel.
& thanks for the explanation – and also the DHET lists.
There should be no confusion on what learning programmes are recognised, accredited, approved, linked to the NQF. If you are marketing accredited learning programmes, then the provider must have proof of their accreditation with the correct Authority. If you market that you are offering accredited programmes but you do not have your documents,…[Read more]
Thank you – that is a very interesting question. I do not know the answer.
Are there any ministry study qualifications registered on the NQF?
I will send a message to Lynel & ask her as she has been actively involved in this area.
Thank you Brian, you make a very interesting point.
We know that there are actions in place already to standardise quality assurance in the SADC region, and recently Botswana advertised a position.
So it will be very easy to obtain the equivalence of the qualifications achieved in those countries.
But is it a good idea for our economy to be…[Read more]
sylvia hammond started the topic EE Deadline date -15th January 2020 in the forum Implementers and Trainers of Employment Equity Act 2 days, 6 hours ago
Today is the date for submission of employment equity reports.
Do you have your reports – EEA2 & EEA4 submitted – and have you received confirmation from the Department of Employment and Labour?
Over the last few weeks, I have had a number of calls from people asking me for my interpretation of the EEA4 report. I have done my best to understand…[Read more]
Hi Lynel – the Foodbev have a very good team – & need I say – a woman at the top 🙂
Thank you for your post – I didn’t respond to your post when I read it last year – although I could really relate to your frustration.
I really like your comment on people doing it for themselves. Over time, observing successful people generally – they don’t sit around waiting for officials.
It seems that is also the feeling that…[Read more]
sylvia hammond replied to the topic Inability to register of achieve learners in the forum Concerned Providers Interest Group – QCTO/SAQA/SETA 3 days, 18 hours ago
That really is very concerning.
I would suggest contact senior QCTO management directly – they are in the process of recovering the mandated quality assurance responsibilities of the SETAs.
Dear all -I realise that I am going to accused of being pedantic – but English is a complex language with odd idiomatic expressions that confuse non-first language users.
So to my understanding –
– a “fly by night” college – offers something, takes money, and then disappears with the money – without providing what they offered;
– a bogus…[Read more]
Hi Brian, yes there are some overseas institutions that are exiting, as they are not recognised by SAQA. There are South African Institutions (Private providers) that have been closed down – some fall under SETAs and some fell under the CHE. Any Provider (private – under SETA, or private higher – under CHE) whom are not accredited to offer NQF…[Read more]
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Thank you Sylvia !
I so wish, I had met their criteria
Yes, it is always disappointing when we see something and think – I would really like to do that but I don’t have the right qualifications.
But it is also a very good indicator to consider on what to do in future for your career.
I once applied for a job that I didn’t get. I really didn’t know the answers to the questions that were asked in the interview. So I registered for a course of study. Even though I never went back to that original employer, I did use the knowledge in an even better position.
Ok, thanks for your response. It makes sense. I am still looking forward in doing business with Afrikan countries starting with the neighbouring countries like Botswana and others
Lynel Farrell replied to the topic DHET Warning of Fly-By-Night Colleges: Media Release 7 January 2020 in the forum Concerned Providers Interest Group – QCTO/SAQA/SETA 1 week, 1 day ago
You are most welcome!
Instead of me answering, I have requested clarity on the last bullet point (page two) to Ishmael Mnisi (enquiries). Should I get a response, I will post it here.
Thank you for your posting.
I think that the last sentence is not clear – for those parents trying to understand our very complex landscape.
Please clarify – if the college is offering an international qualification, can they be registered in SA to run that?
What are the SAQA requirements?
DHET published latest statement of Bogus Colleges. Media statement was published 7 January 2020 for immediate use: Minister Nzimande warns students and parents against “Fly-By-Night” Colleges
A sad announcement from South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), to end the 2019 calendar year – and the last posting of skills-universe for 2019.
Please see attached the SAQA announcement of the retirement of CEO Joe Samuels.
I have the highest regard for Joe Samuels. He has been one of the most pleasant, knowledgeable, and constructive…[Read more]
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