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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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HPCSA Qualifications for Medical Careers

The Health Professions Council of South Africa The HPCSA works with 12 Professional Boards who share a committment to promoting the health of the population, determining standards of professional education and training, and setting and maintaining excellent standards of ethical and professional practice. The Council guides and regulates the health professions in the country in…
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ETDP SETA Qualifications

Qualifications for careers in the Education, Training, and Development (ETD) sector The ETDP SETA has the following twelve constituencies within it's sector: ABET ECD private and public Schooling and SGB public and private FET public and private Higher Education and Training (HET) NGOs Research Organisations Library and Information and Archival Services Trade Unions and Political Parties…
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SAQA’s Quality Management Systems policy guide

Training providers require policies and procedures in order to structure and quality assure their training services. The Criteria for Accreditation This post summarises key points about quality determinants in the training sector that are referred to in SAQA’s policy guideline document on Quality Management Systems. The South African Qualification Authority Act of 1995 defines an education and training…
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CHIETA Qualifications for Chemical Industry Careers

Finding career development opportunities in the chemical industries. Listed in this post are Chemical Industry Qualifications from NQF level 1 to 4. If you want to be a Learner Google the SAQA NLRD ID Click on a link or the SAQA Qualification Scroll down to the bottom of the qualification to see who the accredited…
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Check Training Provider Credentials

If you want to ensure that the training provider you are using is legit, you can contact the Quality Assurer that they are supposed to be accredited with. Here's a list of contacts that different providers should be registered with or accredited by: School Education Providers  must be registered with: The Department of Higher Education…
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Free Tools for Training Organisations and Facilitators

This article highlights some of the content developed to assist those in the SETA accreditation and training delivery space. I'm also totally excited to let you know that workshops assisting businesses, emerging training providers and training providers preparing for full accreditation are hot and happening! :) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE ACCREDITATION WORKSHOPS Free…
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RPL Policy, Evidence Analysis and Assessor Roles

The RPL Policy & Procedure Organisations must submit a Recognition of Prior Learning policy as part of their accreditation application. The following is an outline of what this policy should contain. Reference Points Education and training policies and procedures must reference existing legislation and policy documents provided by the DoL, SAQA, the DHET, QCTO and…
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How to Prepare for Recognition of Prior Learning RPL

For those who are employed or experienced, this article describes the RPL Process as an option for qualifying. No Qualification? Graduating in the Workplace   The entry criteria for different qualifications vary. Some will require at least 2 years experience, others more. Training providers may add criteria in order to meet specific industry standards and…
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FPM SETA Qualifications, Job Security and Scarce Skills

Scarce skills lists tell you where job opportunities are. If you see a job that you like and it's a scarce skill - find training for it. SETAs usually provide funds to businesses and training organisations to develop these skills. Scarce Skills, Training and Job Security Most learning and career development opportunities are based on…
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Qualifications, Fraud and Disputed Credits

Qualification Fraud In December 2014 the Minister of Higher Education and Training highlighted problems in education and training. Some problems are ongoing and it's important that people who wish to participate in the system - be it as Beneficiary (eg. Learner) or Service Provider (eg. Training company) understands the challenges. What is the Minister's role? The NQF Act, No. 67…
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Learnership Disagreements

Numerous Learners refer to poor treatment by training providers and / or employers. It has become clear that many Learners feel disempowered, abused and exploited. A Learner is required to sign an employment contract for the duration of a Learnership. A Learner is thus considered an employee and is protected by the same legislation that protects…
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