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QMS Visual Communication

Rolling eyes tired of trying to explain complex Quality Management issues?! Get started with awesome infographics for your teams or clients today! QMS Infographics for R95 Purchase one version or toss out the dosh on all 3 if choices give you FOMO. (Fear of missing out) Love Systems Although these QMS posters are intended for…
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Customised QMS Design

Operations, integrity and quality management are intertwined and create a unique and individual organisation. If operational decisions conflict with policy, you could be in trouble. I came across this interesting study to evaluate the effectiveness of ISO 9001 Certified Contracting organizations at United Arab Emirates and identify the potential reasons behind the failure of ISO…
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FOR SALE! E&T Policies and Procedures

Learner management, assessment and RPL (recognition of prior learning) are just some of the policy areas education and training providers must address. Education and training organisations must convey an understanding of special needs and accommodation in addition to financial management. Quality Management Systems The following policies are available for R250 each Accommodating candidates with disabilities…
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Managing Funded Learnerships from different SETAs

Conflict among learners can emerge at organisations who run different SETA interventions. Here's some advice on how to practice damage control. Different Funding can mean Different Stipends Two SETAs can fund the same qualification. This means one provider can roll out a qualification based on different funding obligations for the same intervention. When group A…
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Differences between Accredited and Not-for credit learning programmes

Which programmes are trustworthy and market related? Is non credit bearing training worth the investment? Markets are concerned with these issues as they often question impacts and worth. Credits and Credibility If your programme is aligned to credit bearing quality standards it can be easier to pitch to a market. Non credit bearing can crack…
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Managing 18.2 Learnerships and Apprenticeships

Learnerships and apprenticeships have two primary target groups, the employed (18.1) and the unemployed (18.2). It's important to manage expectations in a way that ensures learners take ownership of their development. Most employers can't offer long term opportunity. What can you do for participants you can't employ? "Manage your future" Bootcamp Leonie assists employers and…
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Policies and Procedures List for Education and Training Accreditation

30 policies and procedures helping organisations prepare an accreditation portfolio of evidence. Use this list to create a policy framework for Quality Management System. Quality management is an essential component of the business value chain. The effectiveness and efficiency of your 360 degree management system can impact your profits and market share. EDUCATION & TRAINING…
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Creating and Customising Learning Content for Accreditation

Learning content must meet NQF standards and conform to Quality Council conventions. Sign up for seminars to learn more about accreditation evidence requirements.  Creating NQF Aligned Activities Curriculum developers have to ensure that learning experiences based on NQF qualifications and part-qualifications quantify learners ability to demonstrate skills, knowledge, attitudes and values that can be effectively…
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Education or Training Markets and Quality

The basics of how legislation defines and contextualizes 'Quality' in education and training. Quality can be complicated and is directly linked to business success or failure.  Education Training Quality Assurance Skills development in South Africa is underpinned by the need to address unemployment, poverty and economic growth. The use of skills development as an alternative revenue…
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Example of Services SETA Learning Programme Review

In keeping with their developmental roles, SETAs provide thorough feedback for remediation. Reports are snag lists specifying exactly what must be corrected to meet quality assurance requirements. SSETA Learning Programme Evaluation This SSETA report is for a skills provider applying for approval on a single unit standard. Use this information to prepare your own training…
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Example of SASETA Learning Programme Review

SETAs provide thorough feedback and opportunity for service provider remediation. In keeping with their developmental roles, SETAs provide thorough feedback for remediation. Reports are snag lists specifying exactly what must be corrected to meet quality assurance requirements. SASETA Learning Programme Evaluation SASETA provided these comments to a skills provider applying for approval on a skills…
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Submitting Content for Programme Approval?

Whether you’re a new accreditation applicant or an organisation applying for an extension of scope, the respective SETA has to validate your training material and ensure that it meets regulatory standards. SETA Role, Education Ethos and Conventions SETAs play a developmental role Adding value to the sector by ensuring competent providers is key to the…
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Top 10 RPL qualifications 2002-2012

The top 10 RPL qualifications include business practice, real estate and chemical operations. See the top 3. Recognition of Prior Learning Trending Qualifications THE TOP RPL QUALIFICATION Further Education and Training Certificate: Real Estate, NQF Level 04 The top qualification had 7852 candidates whilst the qualification in 10th place, GETC Business Practice had 458 qualifiers.…
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Learner Assessment Management and Accreditation

Assessment and Moderation Policies and Procedures Quality Assurance Councils want to see policies and procedures for forms of assessments and how they are managed. Assessment is a quality indicator and as such, should be a detailed component of your Quality Management System.  Training providers must create policies and procedures guiding each stage of training delivery…
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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. Catch our Programme Delivery and Market Expectations seminar for more on this. Accreditation Criteria 4: Learning Programme Delivery Programme Delivery and Accreditation Programme management is a core criterion for Accreditation and should specify the following:…
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Free Alignment Matrix and SETA programme evaluation reports

Two examples of SETA feedback reports addressing learning programme approval and a free alignment matrix tool. Skills providers can avoid common errors by referring to precedents and ensuring they are correctly prepared. In South Africa, we train to increase employability, career progression, economic development and to foster a more inclusive society. The incentivised nature of…
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Free NQF infographic – know your qualification level

The top 10 RPL qualifications include business practice, real estate and chemical operations. See the top 3. For teachers or trainers, this tool helps demonstrate how candidates move across and along the National Qualifications Framework. Get your free copy of the National Qualifications Framework infographic See the list of different qualification types available in South…
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Collecting evidence for RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning Why learn what you already know? The RPL process is one which considers your knowledge and experience to gain a qualification. If you select a qualification that is closely related to your experience, you won’t have to attend much, if any, training. You can skip the training that inexperienced people would…
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Quality Management Facilitates Growth

Quality Management and Monitoring & Evaluation Systems create a Quality Circle stimulating Growth and Innovation Quality management fosters credibility, profitability and competitive actions. SETAs and quality councils require that a quality management system framework and a detailed review mechanism be submitted for accreditation purposes. QUALITY DIMENSION Your QMS is a visionary document consistently nurturing and expanding upon…
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SAQA and CAT Policy

Credit Accumulation Transfer (CAT) “Credit Accumulation Transfer” is based on a model developed by SAQA that is used to determine how CAT can be implemented to recognise school / FET qualifications and sector qualifications Recognition of Achievements This ensures that learners don’t repeat the exercise of learning something they already know and face a second judgement determining…
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Facilitator, Assessor and Moderator Qualifications

The question about the credentials required to offer accredited facilitator, assessor and moderator services can also apply to managing NQF based interventions. The same training can be recommended to entrepreneurs or managers responsible for compliance. What to Study for ETD Certification These are three standard unit standards you can be assessed against in order to receive an…
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The RPL Assessors Role

'Recognition of Prior Learning' (RPL) assessors are sensitive to the range and variety of evidence that candidates can use and generate to prove skills and knowledge. How to Audit Knowledge, Skills and Competence for Recognition of Prior Learning List the specific outcomes for the award. For each learning outcome consider in terms of: can do…
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Designing the RPL Policy and Procedure

Organisations must submit a Recognition of Prior Learning policy and procedure as part of their accreditation application. Recognition of Prior Learning Policy & Procedure The following is an outline of what this policy should contain. Reference Points Education and training policies and procedures should reference existing legislation and policy documents provided by the DoL, SAQA,…
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30 Policies and Procedures for your CHE, SETA or QCTO accreditation

A list of 30 key policies and procedures to help organisations prepare their accreditation portfolio of evidence. Policy, Procedure and Strategy Framework for a Quality Management System This list of policies and procedures is not conclusive but provides a great framework for a thorough approach to quality managing your training procedures, policies and overarching systems. Remember…
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12 Questions for QMS

CHE, QCTO and SETA Quality Management Systems Education and Training organisations applying for Quality Council Accreditation must provide a comprehensive description of their systems and operations. Organisations must provide evidence that reflects precisely how quality is controlled and assured at all levels. Twelve Questions to Shape the Quality Management System How to create and sustain…
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