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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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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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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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Become an accredited QCTO Skills Development Provider

The Quality Council for Trade and Occupations While accreditation for most occupational qualifications still lies with the SETAs, from 2018 the QCTO will assume full skills provider accrediting powers. Providers applying for accreditation need to check if the qualification they wish to be accredited for is still with the SETA or now only available through…
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CAT. How SAQA allows Learners to be credited for Maths and Languages

Credit Accumulation Transfer (CAT) CAT is the acronym for “Credit Accumulation Transfer”, and is based on a model developed by SAQA that is used to determine how CAT (Credit Award Transfer) can be implemented to recognise school / FET qualifications and sector qualifications. This ensures that learners don't repeat the exercise of learning something they already know.…
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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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Quality Management Systems design for Education and Training

Policies, Procedures, and Processes for a Strategic QMS Designing your Quality Management System is a lot easier when you have clear directions and understand what Quality Councils must determine about you. Move from zero to hero in 3 hours. Register for a practical approach to QMS development and delivery. If you can't make any seminars held in…
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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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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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Learnerships, Pregnancy and Family Responsibility

What if I'm pregnant and on a Learnership? According to Sectoral Determination 5: Learnerships, you cannot be fired. Here is the specific legislation about maternity leave. Maternity Leave (Number 24 of the Determination) (1) (a)     A learner is entitled to at least four consecutive months' maternity leave. (b)    A learner is not entitled to receive…
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QCTO’s short AQP List and Market Tips

The list of Assessment Quality Partners should be reviewed when deciding upon qualifications for QCTO accreditation. If you select a qualification that does not yet have an allocated AQP - that qualification will not yet be ready to take to market as learners cannot be assessed for certification purposes. List of only 14 Accredited Assessment…
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Rules for Resigning and Registering for Learnerships

You Can't Register for More than one Learnership Each learnership is registered by the employer with SARS and with the SETA. The employer will receive tax rebates and BEE points. Learner details and results are entered into the National Learner Records Database each time they are assessed for a unit standard, skills programme or full qualification.…
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