sylvia hammond replied to the topic Quality Council for Trades & Occupations Research Bulletin – in the forum Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO) 4 hours, 26 minutes ago
Lynel, now you have made me smile. Yes, I do also believe that we should spend more time on African solutions to African problems and reject all these high-paid consultants from “over-there”.
Coincidentally, I also scanned through quickly to see what was there, and alighted upon page 97. “Real University of Witwatersrand” – I hold in the highest…[Read more]
sylvia hammond replied to the topic DHET issues amended communiqe to registered providers on annual reports in the forum "LynelFarrellresponds" questions on qualifications,accreditation,registration, and more 4 hours, 55 minutes ago
Lynel thank you.
I have not followed the registration of private colleges at all, so I appreciate all your explanation.
If I am understanding this correctly, it seems that these are the institutions that always should have been the ones to register with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). That is – as distinct from all the…[Read more]
sylvia hammond started the topic DHET issues amended communiqe to registered providers on annual reports in the forum "LynelFarrellresponds" questions on qualifications,accreditation,registration, and more 21 hours, 58 minutes ago
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has issued an Amended Communique confirming that the department will no longer be issuing courtesy notices as reminders to private providers of the requirement for an annual report.
It appears that some providers have used a non-receipt of the reminder as grounds for an appeal against being…[Read more]
The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) had published the 2020/2021 Research Bulletin No 1.
The content covers international comparisons on occupational classification systems;qualification development across the National Qualifications Framework (NQF); and the outcome of a QCTO provider online readiness survey.
I found this article published on The Conversation so relevant to skills-universe members, that I have used the republish option under Creative Commons.
Mentorship programmes in Kenya can make graduates more employable. Here’s how one works
University students in Kenya aren’t getting the mentorship support they need o…[Read more]
Hi to Leon, Charles, Des and Nigel,
I recalled our discussion on accredition when I was reading the Council on Higher Education (CHE) document – entitled:
Norms of Certifications for the Higher Education sector within the context of the Higher Education Qualifications sub-framework.
Now I would be interested to know whether there is a similar…[Read more]
Thanks for the question.
Yes, he would need to join the skills-universe – and then you would invite him on the system as a friend, and then you could invite him to the group.
When watching weather forecasts – especially those that have the globe circulating, and noticed exactly how big the African continent is compared to other countries and continents? Then on top of that, imagine a continent that size, with a population of young people. I haven’t checked the latest stats – but it’s something like the majority of the…[Read more]
sylvia hammond replied to the topic First Aid training – DoEL registration – new & existing providers in the forum Training Service Providers 1 week ago
Yes, I can clearly recall you commenting at length on this issue – as has Lynel. I will send you an external email as well.
Now, there are two points leading to two questions:
* the first point is – Ken Annandale is correct when he says that there are delays in issuing SORs & certificates. I have a client where just one person of a…[Read more]
sylvia hammond replied to the topic First Aid training – DoEL registration – new & existing providers in the forum Training Service Providers 1 week, 1 day ago
Once again, thank you for your excellent contributionr .
I have had an idea bubbling in my head for some time, and now I am convinced that I am on the right track. I will email you for further discussion – once you have finished your exams.
Good luck – I am sure you will do well :).
sylvia hammond replied to the topic First Aid training – DEL registration – new & existing providers in the forum Training Service Providers 1 week, 2 days ago
Thank you for your comprehensive response.
You are so right – if we had known this would take on Biblical proportions we might even have started a separate site ;).
Seriously, though, I do have a thought about that – I will email you.
I have found the Government Gazette of 2020, which extended the date of this DoEL requirement to 1…[Read more]
sylvia hammond replied to the topic Contact details – Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO) in the forum Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO) 1 week, 3 days ago
Hi Lynel, yes you are correct it was a big file & s-u only accepts up to 5mg, but it was also the format – apparently it’s a jfif – which sounds like a lot of swearwords but together 😉
sylvia hammond replied to the topic First Aid training – DEL registration – new & existing providers in the forum Training Service Providers 1 week, 3 days ago
Good morning all and thank you to Ken and Lynel.
I was not intending to work on skills-universe over the Easter weekend, thinking first that everyone would be off camping somewhere, and secondly, because I have this great workload to catch up on.
But when I saw the Department of Employment and Labour document, I thought that it looked very…[Read more]
sylvia hammond started the topic First Aid training – DEL registration – new & existing providers in the forum Training Service Providers 1 week, 3 days ago
For the attention of: Owners of Approved First Aid Training Organisations.
The Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) has published the following requirements in terms of the
Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993, as amended, read with section 3(4) of the
General Safety Regulations, 1986.
Regarding the procedure to be approved by the…[Read more]
I picked up the following contact details of email addresses and a telephone number for the QCTO – thanks to Lynel for sharing.
Our site won’t accept the original graphic so I have copied and scanned it for the details.
I am aware of a number of complaints about QCTO service, and a reluctance of members to place details on skills-universe.
Thank you. I think that members will agree with me. Your response is one of the best we have seen on skills-universe.
Thank you for all the history. That was so interesting to read. Even though I have been a member since I can’t remember when, I have never been involved in those activities.
sylvia hammond replied to the topic CHE & the UK programme accreditation by professional bodies in the forum Higher Education and training 2 weeks, 1 day ago
I am not sure about this but I believe that model is what is used with the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP).
Maybe one of the Human Resource professionals is able to comment on that.
sylvia hammond started the topic CHE & the UK programme accreditation by professional bodies in the forum Higher Education and training 2 weeks, 1 day ago
The following is an article I received from Suzanne Hattingh, as she wasn’t really sure where it should be posted on skills-universe. Her email generated a conversation & resulted in a decision to form this group – inspired by the Cloete & van Schalkwyk article.
CHE should follow the UK example of programme accreditation by the professional…[Read more]
Hi to all.
Please remember to look for the tiny word Subscribe – and click there to ensure you receive updates from the group.
I have also set it up so that everyone is able to invite members, so if you have made a connection/friend, then you will be able to invite them.
Looking forward to some good posts in this group.
Whether we are parents or grandparents of a university or TVET college student, & have some knowledge about the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), if we have watched any Television news lately, we will be aware of tertiary students protesting.
What about and why we don’t always understand, and TV reports are a collection of sound…[Read more]
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