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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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Finding Work Experience or Internships

Do you need to secure work experience to qualify? 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. How To Find Work Experience Opportunities Contact companies you may want to work for and let…
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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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Contact List of Registered Unions in South Africa

If you have stipend or employer related issues, please contact the relevant union in your sector. This post lists all registered trade unions in alphabetical order. Included are contact details of key individuals, phone, fax, emails people and physical address. If you find this list too long to deal with, go to our union websites…
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BANKSETA expands funding

Want a career in the fascinating and complex world of banking? BANKSETA issues funding based on scarce skills. Scarce skills are linked to qualifications. Study for a qualification that allows you to fill positions that are scarce. BANKSETA Funding in 2017 In 2016 BANKSETA only funded 1740 interventions. In 2017 they will fund 3759 interventions. Included are…
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Blade’s Tips: Tertiary Dreams, Finance and Scarce Skills

Advice from Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande about study, work and funding opportunities for Matrics (12 January 2017). Identify scarce skills in order to find funding and learning opportunities. Study, Career and Funding Options are Based Upon Scarce and Critical Skills Matrics who have not succeeded, should rewrite their examinations or pursue…
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