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Youth, Vulnerability and their Power Vote

Half South Africa's population is under 26 Youth can change political will and shift interests in their favour.  South Africans are no strangers to rising unemployment and bad pay challenges. If youth fail to use their political voice they will continue having inadequate protections within the system. Youth Grievances - Where do they go? Mostly…
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How Learnership Stipends Increase Youth Vulnerability

A stipend is income issued to unemployed candidates placed on internships, learnerships and apprenticeships. These candidates are not viewed as equal citizens but merely as NQF levels. Stipend amounts are not based on the realistic living conditions of participating youth, many of whom either live independently or must contribute support to households. Employers who pay learners…
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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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How Learning Programmes are developed, delivered and evaluated for Accreditation

Your Quality Management System for Training Delivery must include policies and procedures for the development, design and delivery of learning interventions. Quality Assurance Regulatory bodies that accredit training organisations, require evidence to prove that quality processes are followed. Read about the legislated 8-core criteria for accreditation Articles to deepen your understanding of accreditation  Systems for Education Quality Management…
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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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Becoming a Certified 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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Learnership Contract of Employment and Termination

How to end Learnerships Legally Employers who accept unemployed candidates for Learnerships need to provide them with a contract of employment for the duration of the training programme. A learner is also entitled to receive a certificate of service from employers if the learnership is terminated. Extracted from the Department of Labour's Sectoral Determination 5:…
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Durban SETA and QCTO Accreditation Workshops

Structuring Successful Accreditation Strategies Workshops cover legislated accreditation criteria for education and training organisations whilst drawing clear linkages between your operations and market strategy. If your business fails to expand after you've been accredited - you've done something wrong! Most likely you failed to conduct a comprehensive market analysis. Attend these workshops, get answers and go…
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