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SkillZHub members and people who have subscribed to our mailing list all receive the SkillZHub Digest and ad hoc newsletters.  

The SkillZHub Digest summarises posts on the Notice Board as well as key discussions in both the members' forum and Premium Zone


MHET Budget 2014 Speech headlines


SkillzHUB
2014-07-23

The Minister of Higher Education and Training presented his 2014 budget in parliament yesterday.  Here are some of the headlines:


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DHET and Swiss Busness Partnership Launched


SkillzHUB
2014-04-16

Toady, the Minister of Higher Education and Training launched a partnership between the Department of Higher Education and Training and the Swiss Chamber of Commerce, geared to strengthening the country’s TVET (formerly known as FET) colleges. 

 


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Podcast of panel discussion on the White Paper


SkillzHUB
2014-02-17

Following the launch of the White Paper on the Post School Education and Training System in January, the SkillZHub was part of a panel discussion on Jozi Today. The link to the podcast is available on the SkillZHub Notice Board

We continue the publication of papers from the First SkillZHub conference with the next SkillZBrief: Derrick Peo’s paper suggests that a systemic solution is a necessary means for addressing the entire value chain of artisan development, from the feeder pipeline, through to the trade test. It is the fourth component in volume 4 and is available in the Members’ Contributions section of the Premium Zone

 


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Counting down to the First SkillZHub Conference


SkillzHUB
2013-11-04

The First SkillZHub Conference is just over a week away. 

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There have been a number of developments this month, including the publication, for comment of policies and qualifications.


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More QCTO policies and guidelines available


SkillzHUB
2013-10-02

We are sending out the September Digest somewhat ahead of schedule for two reasons:

The QCTO has made a more policies and criteria available and the early bird discount for the First SkillZHub Conference has been extended to Friday, 4th October 2013.  To benefit from the extended early bird opportunity you need to book and send your proof of payment – on Friday.

Future Managers

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Another gold sponsor for conference and Amended NQF sub-framework determinations published


SkillzHUB
2013-09-04

www.merseta.org.za

The SkillZHub is delighted to announce that the merSETA is our second and final gold sponsor for the First SkillZHub Conference.  Other significant sponsorship opportunities are still available, and if you and/or your organisaiton would like to take advantage of these, please get in touch with us.

The conference programme is looking great – a fantastic line-up of speakers, many of whom are SkillZHub members, so please join us at the conference to network – in person! For more information and to register, please click here

 


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Gold sponsor for conference and QCTO qualifications published for comment


SkillzHUB
2013-08-08
 
Swiss South African Cooperation InitiativeThe SkillZHub is delighted to announce that the Swiss South AfricanCooperation Initiative is one of the gold sponsors of the First SkillZHub Conference
 
The conference programme is taking shape:  for more information and to register, please click here.
 
 

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National Strategy for RPL - call for comments


SkillzHUB
2013-07-05

National Strategy for RPL - call for comments

The Ministerial Task Team on RPL has completed its work and the Department of Higher Education and Training has published the report with a call for comments.  Included in the document are a number of recommendations, including


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GIBS to Host the First SkillZHub Conference


SkillzHUB
2013-06-06

We have had a tremendous response to the call for expressions of interest for the First SkillZHub conference – thank you!Gordon Institute of Business

This SkillZHub is proud to advise that the conference will be hosted by the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Sandton on 12 and 13 November 2013.

So, along with the May SkillZHub Digest, below, we are reminding you of the call for expressions of interest in the conference.


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54% increase in enrolment at FET Colleges in 2012


SkillzHUB
2013-05-09

The Minister of Higher Education and Training presented his budget vote to the National Assembly yesterday.  Among other things, note that the White Paper on Post School Education and Training in South Africa will be published in the next few months and that FET College enrolment had significantly increased.  


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SAQA Policy Note and Action Plan on Articulation


SkillzHUB
2013-04-08

Following SAQA’s 2nd National NQF Research Conference on Building articulation and integration in 4-6 March 2013, the Authority has released a second Draft Policy Note and Action Plan on Articulation.   


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N-Courses now registered on the NQF


SkillzHUB
2013-03-15

The SkillZHub Digest is back! A number of items have been posted on the SkillZHub Notice Board since the beginning of the year. Remember that all SkillZHub members receive e-mails of new posts on the board.


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2012 SETA Grant Regulations published


SkillzHUB
2012-12-04

 Yesterday, 3 December 2012, the revised SETA grant regulations were published in the Government Gazette.  The preamble to the regulations indicates the purpose of these regulations is to:

 
  • regulate the proportion of funds available for skills development that is spent on administration
  • provide for Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) to contribute to the cost of the work of the Quality Council for Trade and Occupations (QCTO)
  • discourage the accumulation of surpluses and the carry-over of unspent funds at the end of each financial year
  • improve the quantity and quality of labour market information received by SETAs in the form of workplace skills plans, annual training reports and PIVOTAL training reports, to inform planning
  • promote National Qualifications Framework (NQF) registered and quality assured PIVOTAL programmes that address priority scarce and critical skills needs identified in sector skills plans
  • create a framework within which expanded use is made of public education and training providers for the provision of skills development programmes
 
The regulations are available on the SkillZHub Notice Board 

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FET Colleges to offer Maritime Courses


SkillzHUB
2012-11-05
On Friday, 2 November 2012, Deputy Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga said 12 Further Education and Training colleges (FETs) will offer courses in maritime subjects.  This is part of an initiative fill the 45 000 vacancies in the maritime industry.

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List of Occupations requiring Artisan Qualifications published


SkillzHUB
2012-10-05

The long awaited list of occupations has now been published, and is available from the Notice Board, along with the draft regulations for trade testing.


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