Hi everyone. I would like to submit concerns to the QCTO, but it doesn’t help that it only comes from me. I have compiled this survey, in support of what I would like to put forward to the QCTO, but clearly need input from providers. No matter how small or big your organisation is, your input is important. I truly believe that if this survey is…[Read more]
Please join this second session by Leoni Homeier (Mackenzie) – the first one was excellent, so I’m really looking forward to this one.
Session 2 QCTO external assessment specification document
We will talk about the different assessments. i.e.:
• ENSURE ASSESSMENT OF ALL OUTCOMES/ ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
• EVALUATE EVIDENCE, PROVIDE FEEDBACK AND REC…[Read more]
Sylvia F. Hammond started the topic Interpretation of QCTO qualifications & curriculum documents in the forum Training Service Providers 4 months ago
ASDSA is running a seminar series to assist practitioners.
The first session is presented by
Leoni Homeier (Mackenzie) from Beyond Boundaries
Interpretation of QCTO qualifications and curriculum documents
As a QCTO registered SDP, it is important to understand how to interpret the qualifications and curriculum documents.
In this session you…[Read more]
Article: Addressing industry skills shortages by engaging in the new QCTO framework 26TH MAY 2022
By Roland Innes, Group CEO, Dyna Training and Leoni MacKenzie, QCTO Subject Matter Expert in Qualifications Development
Snippet out of this article:
“To this end the QCTO has implemented skills programmes, effectively a shorter skills syllabus, at…[Read more]
Lynel Farrell started the topic QCTO Invitation: 13 May – open to all SDPs in the forum Concerned Providers Interest Group – QCTO/SAQA/SETA 4 months, 3 weeks ago
QCTO: Work-based Learning and Development Practitioner Pilot Programme Round Table Discussion. Invitation open to all Skills Development Providers. RSVP is crucial. Hope to see you there!
Lynel Farrell started the topic QCTO Notice on more registered Qualifications! in the forum Concerned Providers Interest Group – QCTO/SAQA/SETA 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Did you see the increase of Occupational Qualifications over the past two weeks on the QCTO’s website? It was something like 380 and is currently standing on 553. That’s not all, there are more coming on board. The latest notice, states another 57 Qualifications and Part-Qualifications have been registered with SAQA. I have obtained…[Read more]
Of interest to all members, and we would be very interested in your thoughts and comments.
The Bulletin consists of 2 reports:
Moving towards a risk-based approach to quality assurance – challenges and possibilities
QCTO Risk-based Quality Assurance Research Project
Understanding Occupational Demand from emerging occupation to formal…[Read more]
Lynel Farrell replied to the topic QCTO Newsflash – Latest News! SDPs – please stay informed! in the forum Concerned Providers Interest Group – QCTO/SAQA/SETA 6 months, 1 week ago
And herewith are the other 2 policies that have been updated and published on the QCTO website.
The QCTO has updated a number of policies, and I would like to share the newsflash and updated policies with you. It is important to stay on track with all the latest news. You can download the following documents directly from the QCTO website.
The Department of Employment and Labour has published a Code of Good Practice on the Prevention and Elimination of Harassment in the workplace.
This code replaces the previous Amended Code on the Handling of Sexual Harassment Cases in the Workplace, from August 2005.
This code spells out in far more explicit detail exactly what behaviour is…[Read more]
Thank you Lynel, for that very comprehensive reply. and than you Cecile for your question.
I am absolutly sure that there are many members who will read and benefit from the information.
And yes, SETAs are here until 2030 – according to the current plans.
Thanks for your posting.
Yes, I believe that Lynel is correct in that it is not all qualifications, because there is a separate clause that indicates that the industry stakeholders could determine differently.
Now, that is not necessarily a straightforward question. It may potentially be a problem, because it depends upon who is making…[Read more]
Simulated learning is most definitely not permitted for all Occupational Qualifications – it all depends if it is possible. For generic qualifications, it makes sense. Each Occupational Qualification, whether it is generic, complex/technical, a trade or a part-qualification – the Curriculum Document guides us and gives a clear indication…[Read more]
My understanding would be as set out by John in the response above. However what does need urgent clarification is the issue of the 4 forms of qualification you quite rightly question above also.
If simulated learning is permitted for all new OQSF qualifications then I perceive a real problem when it comes to practical application of…[Read more]
Lynel Farrell replied to the topic Contact details – Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO) in the forum Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO) 6 months, 3 weeks ago
I just want to clarify something. You are accredited for the Training and Development Practitioner (Occupational Qualification), did you apply separately for the Part Qualifications:
1. Learning and Development Facilitator
2. Assessment Practitioner
3. Skills Development Facilitation Practitioner
4. Work Based Learning and Development…[Read more]
You have now sparked a debate, which is so important. I did not look at the 1994 era at all. I tried to pick up from which year the stipulation/rule started with the 18-35, but I am not able to pick it up. I have looked at a number of gazetted going back to 1998-2003. No luck thus far.
I will keep looking for when the age (youth)…[Read more]
Thank you Lynel – an interesting answer, and an excellent example.
I will pick up one paragraph that relates to my current research :-
” … there are many unemployed people out there. Unfortunately, a lot of them are over the 35 age mark, and cannot get the opportunity to enter into a learnership, as they are too old.”
If they are over 35,…[Read more]
Thank you Christopher, your comment is noted. Regards, Lynel.
There is a lot to think about! If it is learnerships, then the Employer is involved and will open the workplace, as it is part of the contract in order to exit the learners at the end.
The reality of many providers today, is to open up learning for learners that are not part of a learnership, this could be private learners without…[Read more]
Overnight, I carried on thinking about what I had said and it made me think that there is something else that needs to be brought out in the implications of the change.
When there is a Learning Programme that an employer hosts at their workplace, the learner signs an employment contract for the duration of that Learning Programme. The…[Read more]
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