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Learnership and Apprenticeship Candidates must contact Unions and Demand Representation

If you have stipend or employer related issues, please contact the relevant union in your sector. Registered South African Trade Unions Unions can do more to contribute to a free society. If you are on a learnership, apprenticeship or internship and are experiencing problems, check if there's a union rep at the organisation and approach them…
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Want a job? Planning a Career in 6 Steps

Unemployed people are desperate to get a job, often just ANY job. Although this isn't good decision-making, in a country like South Africa where there's high unemployment, people sometimes settle for something that isn't their first choice. This post is about being true to who you are and grabbing your dream choices. TIPS TO PLAN A…
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How many QCTO Qualifications are Registered by SAQA? – Infographic

475 QCTO Qualifications Available on SAQA Currently, a total of 475 qualifications by the Quality Council for Trade and Occupations are registered with SAQA. This infographic illustrates the number of qualifications in different fields. [embed]http://www.slideshare.net/LeonieHall/how-many-qcto-qualifications-are-registered-on-saqa?ref=https://www.linkedin.com/[/embed] More about QCTO Qualifications Field 003 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies 136 Field 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology…
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Quality Councils, Accreditation, Legislation and Markets

10 Accreditation Seminars for CHE, QCTO and SETA Strategy Organisations who wish to become fully accredited training entities or who are in the process but are experiencing difficulties can attend our capacity building seminars. These seminars are designed to build a deeper understanding of the accreditation legislation and SETA, CHE or QCTO accreditation criteria. Click…
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List of Evidence required for SETA Accreditation

The Portfolio of Evidence for SETA Accreditation SETA Accreditation applicants are required to submit documentation for a desktop compliance check. This post describes requirements and provides advice on how to manage the SETA Accreditation process. CLICK TO REGISTER FOR THE ACCREDITATION WORKSHOPS Your Business Heart - The Quality Management System (QMS)  Your QMS is an opportunity…
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Cover Letter Template for Learnerships, Apprenticeships and Internships

 Write Powerful Cover Letters for Job Related Training (Occupational Qualifications) Internships, Learnerships and Apprenticeships are occupationally directed training programs. Each considers work experience (on-the-job) as essential features of the training.  When you write a cover letter to participate in an occupational qualification program, you must show that you understand that it's an opportunity to learn…
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Best Learnership and Apprenticeship Interview Tips

Interview Tips for Job-based Qualifications and Internships  Apprenticeships, Learnerships, and Internships are job specific qualifications preparing you for work in a range of or specific industries. How to Prepare and What to Say You've made it through to the interview round! way to go!!! It means you've been shortlisted out of a couple of hundred, let…
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Find a Learnership in 4 steps

You can have whatever you are willing to struggle for. Anon What is a Learnership? A learnership is a vocational training program, they are similar to apprenticeships in that they prepare you for specific job functions. Learnerships can be funded by a SETA (Sectoral Education and Training Authority) or business. Only accredited training providers registered with a SETA may conduct…
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80 Interview Questions About You

Many readers write in asking about job interview questions. While some questions help determine your skill and knowledge levels, many questions uncover your personal approach to life, pressure, problems, work and the ability to fit in. Questions interviewers use to explore what kind of person you are. All About You Answer Tips When you develop…
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Answering Interview Questions About Past Behaviour

Interviewers use behavioural questions to try predict your future behaviour patterns and determine if you'll fit in. Here's how to prepare your answers to these interview questions. Behavioural job interview questions are based on the idea that past behaviour is the best predictor of future behaviour Behavioral interview questions should be answered by using what your…
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Must Read List of Tricky Traps in Interview Questions

From brainteaser to boring, there are plenty answers you can prepare in order to crack an interview.  Avoid interview traps and tricks by understanding traditional and modern interview approaches. Nail it! From Traditional to Tricky A traditionalist may stick to time-tested question techniques and plod through your history or lack of it, the modernist may…
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How to get a Learner stipend

  Here are four brilliant questions about stipends and their answers. 1. What do you need to study to get a stipend? That's a killer question requiring quite a few details: Apprenticeships and Learnerships These are occupational training programmes that combine work and learning. Apprenticeships Although the DHET (Department of Higher Education) is trying to…
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N1 to N6 Certificate Delays on Repeat?

The problems that led to N-diploma Learners having their certificates delayed in 2016 are likely to reappear for current candidates until DHET includes all stakeholders in the discussions ranging from industry to beneficiaries. What are N - Certificates? Think of them as the occupational training alternative that combines grades 10 - 12 with a post…
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Tips to find Practical Work Experience opportunities or Internships

Occupational qualifications include practical work placement components but many learners struggle to secure these opportunities without the help of their colleges. Unfortunately, most colleges have been inadequate in this regard. When gaining practical work experience is Your Responsibility, here’s what to do Contact companies that you may want to work for and let them know…
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Apply for Learnerships, Apprenticeships and Internships

People often ask: Is it worthwhile applying for Learnerships, Apprenticeships and Internships? Most times the answer is a definite yes.   The experience will allow you to develop important job skills such as negotiation and provide you with professional contacts in the industry of your choice. Learnerships, apprenticeships and internships are practical and cost-effective ways…
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Beware Fake Colleges Fake Qualifications

Prior to enrolment, students MUST verify the credentials of private colleges or institutions by contacting the DHET Call Centre on the number provided below. Fraudulent private higher education colleges Learners who fail to check their providers credentials are asking for trouble. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has lodged a total of 21 cases…
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Seeing Red? Do you trust your TVET College or would you rather be in Russia? Because

After reading a comment indicating how the lack of FET college results was limiting a student's ability to make career decisions and plan her actions, I took a look at the DHET website for clarification and stumbled across an invitation to study in Russia. Do you Trust Your FET College? Government has increased the FET budget…
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Wow! How did CATHSSETA get it together? Funding!

Score to CATHSSETA! Their funding allocations and types of learning interventions being funded in 2017 has grown. Now why don't more SETAs think like this? hey-hey MICT SETA?! CATHSSETA Smarts If every SETA set higher goals as opposed to reducing them over time, we'd slice through economic and social inequalities effectively. CATHSSETA Learning Programme opportunities…
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