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Student Fees and Funding for the Poor

It may be that #FeesMustFall has stimulated creativity and urgency from the DHET ministry. What happens with student debt? Will higher education be free? Expanding Access to Student Funding The Minister says that they have expanded access to the poor through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). During the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement, government…
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Becoming an Accredited Facilitator, Assessor and Moderator

What is Accreditation? Accreditation means that you are qualified to work on specific National Qualifications aligned interventions. It means you have both knowledge  of how to execute compliant training delivery and knowledge of a qualification's specific subject requirements. Whilst facilitators are not currently required to be certified, Assessor and Moderator accreditation has become increasingly important…
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Tips For Finding Facilitation Work

Facilitators, Freelancing and being a Big Fish As a result of the incentives that government provides, the training sector has immense growth potential. However, employment is often haphazard for even the most expert facilitator, assessor and moderator. The training sector appears to be characterised by two typical business models, each posing barriers to success for…
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Who Takes Trainers Seriously?

SAPTA provides an agency of collaboration, endorsement, development and protection of trainers and facilitators. As such, both independent contractors and those formally employed in positions that foster learning and development should join. This article is written as a response to the SAPTA networking event held in Johannesburg. Attending the event and unpacking SAPTA's vision was something…
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Supercharged Success: How to Take Your Career to the Next Level

This article is written for employees who would like to advance their career - whether you’re a cashier in a small family-owned store, or a senior manager at a multinational corporation. Since the early 1900s the lines between company, product and personal brands have become increasingly blurred. Henry was a man who built a company…
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Government and SETAs Offer Career Counselling

Government appears to be placing an emphasis on the need for career guidance, referred to as career development services. However, strangely, they are not teaching new or existing teachers about our occupational training landscape. SETAs and the QCTO will really have to step up more in order to fill this glaring gap as what they…
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How to Select a Qualification and Graduate in the Workplace

More options are available to those who want to qualify without attending full-time classes. Select a Qualification Go to SAQA.ORG.ZA and scroll down You've clicked 'Qualifications and Part Qualifications', scroll till you see the image below Now click 'Registered Qualifications' Choose Qualification or 'Unit Standard' depending on what you require. A unit standard or collection of…
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Link Your Studies to Job Opportunities : Scarce Skills

You already know that the South African unemployment rate is high because most of us know more than one person who's unemployed and we know many who had to resort to self-employment when they couldn't find a job. Find a Job when Jobs are Scarce If that concerns you and you want to specifically study a…
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Do Learnerships and Apprenticeships Lead to Employment?

Learnerships and Apprenticeships have a lot to Offer There may still be a global recession going on and work opportunities may remain scarce for many people, but there are some who are finding success and increased opportunity as a result of training. Learnerships and apprenticeships do not appear to be slow boats to nowhere. Evidence…
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Qualified? 5 Actions Using Technology to Find a Job

"I've tried everything! I don't know what more I can do!" Good news! There's always something more you can do! Believe it or not, there are more job hunting tricks available to you now than what there were previously. That should make you feel good - knowing that you haven't tried everything and that there's still…
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