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LEARNERSHIP STIPEND DEDUCTIONS

Complaints about some employers making stipend deductions and others requiring learners to repay stipends have surfaced more prominently this year than previously. Claims of Deductions and Repayment Threats The following are comments posted on Keep Climbing by learners questioning stipend deductions. Businesses named are welcome to send their statements and I will publish them. Learner…
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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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CATHSSETA Funding in 2017

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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Why waste another minute on education and training Accreditation?

Alarmed by SETA, CHE or QCTO accreditation? SETA CHE QCTO Accreditation Information Seminars Sessions include market analysis tactics and practical solutions to accreditation challenges.  Three-hour seminars (R1 600) Building Blocks for Accreditation - a holistic overview of quality councils (CHE, QCTO and by default, SETAs) accreditation criteria. A brilliant session for those who need to…
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Why does a QMS include Marketing?

Market Relevance and Learning Beneficiaries A marketing strategy shows that you understand how to connect your learning programmes to a relevant market. It would indicate that an understanding of your training beneficiaries is embedded in your Quality Management System and individual  learning programmes. Sign up for the Accreditation Building Blocks seminar to understand how to…
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Business Systems Required for Accredited Training

Recommendations for establishing effective systems SYSTEM ROLE OBJECTIVES Finance Should explain how to establish the framework for expenditure and implement financial control mechanisms GAAP principles Budget detailing projected income and expenditure Human Resources Explain how staff is provided with  guidelines, support, procedures and details on all aspects that affect their employment Criteria used in staff selection…
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Assessment Management and Accreditation

Assessment is a quality indicator and as such, should be a detailed component of your Quality Management System. The following content was covered during the Accreditation workshop on Programme Management, Learner Management and Assesment Management. Assessment and Moderation Policies and Procedures Quality Assurance Councils want to see policies and procedures for forms of assessments and…
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Core Criteria for Accreditation

8-Core Criteria The core criteria were defined in the ETQA Regulations (R 1127 of 8 September 1988) and also in the Quality Management Systems for ETQAs and Criteria and Guidelines for Providers. If you want to know how to meet the core criteria, attend the accreditation workshops where they are each unpacked. The table below…
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12 QMS Considerations for Training

A great Quality Management System (QMS) enshrines all that a business represents and delivers upon. A QMS ensures that three important requirements are met It provides detailed business systems: Internal and external operational requirements are stipulated Ensures the efficient utilization of human, physical, technological and information resources. 2. It provides training systems that include: development delivery…
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