|Posted by assis[email protected] on April 26, 2018 at 6:30 AM||comments (0)|
Stop the Confusion! Private Providers are required to register with DHET! Until recently, Skills Development Providers (old term: Training Providers) were not required to register with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). In order to fulfil the provision of Section 29(3) of the Constitution, Joint Communiqué 1 of 2016: The Registration and Accreditation for Private Education Providers Offering Qualifications and Part-Qualifications on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework was jointly signed by SAQA, CHE, Umalusi and QCTO in October 2016. This Joint Communiqué, subsequently Gazetted (GG 40613, GN 118, 10 February 2017), calls on ALL QCTO/SETA accredited SDPs to lodge their applications for registration as private colleges with the Department of Higher Education and Training. The DEADLINE for this compulsory application to register with the DHET is 30 NOVEMBER 2018. The confusion stops right here! 1. If you are an accredited training provider with any of the 21 SETAs or QCTO, then the compulsory application to register with the DHET applies to you. 2. If you are offering one unit standard, skills programme or full qualification(s), then this compulsory application for registration with the DHET applies to you. 3. If you are an accredited training provider, please accept the fact that various organisations will make reference to an accredited training provider, skills development provider and/or private college (there are different terms used, but they all mean: Accredited Training Provider). Don???t let the term private college confuse you. 4. SETA Verifiers requesting your registration number from the DHET should be well aware that any accredited provider (skills development provider/private college) who has applied since February 2017 will only receive their DHET registration number as from February 2019 ??? it is published on the DHET website. 5. If your SETA has indicated that they are the higher authority and are ???above??? the DHET, then you should know that SETA's are accountable to QCTO, which in turn is accountable to DHET (not the other way around). 6. If you are an accredited training provider (aka: skills development provider / private college) then you need to comply with the stipulations and compulsory application to register with the DHET (not negotiable nor a choice), unless you are in the process of closure before the 30th November 2018. 7. SETA Verifiers or SETA representatives, who are stating that the DHET application to register is neither necessary nor important, should be reported to the SETA CEO in order to stop the continuous confusion in the industry. If you don???t want to report them, email me the names and which SETA they represent, I will gladly report them to the powers that be. The importance of the compulsory application to register with the DHET is to be compliant with the Constitution, and enable DHET to close down bogus/fly-by-night training providers. These "providers" are fraudulently pretending/marketing/offering qualifications/skills programmes/learning programmes to the public under the guise that they are accredited and approved. It is important to share this information, as awareness of this compulsory application to register with the DHET has not been effectively communicated. Now we need to stand together and share this important information to other accredited training providers (skills development providers / private colleges) nationwide. It would be unfair, destructive and disappointing if miscommunication results in thousands of businesses closing down, simply because they were not aware of this compulsory registration. Every accredited training provider employs facilitators, assessors, moderators ??? if we don???t share this information, it could mean that thousands of jobs could be lost, just because the information did not reach them. Help us, by sharing this post. You might just make a difference (even if it only makes a difference to one accredited training provider).
|Posted by [email protected] on January 2, 2018 at 6:25 AM||comments (0)|
We have received so many requests from training provides nationwide, as to where the application form and guidelines are. To make this easier for you, we have jotted down the following, for ease of reference, and peace of mind. 1. Go to www.dhet.gov.za 2. Click on Resources 3. Look under the Heading Documents, and click on Forms 4. Scroll down to Forms 2008 5. The third pdf document: Application form for the Registration of Private FET College (FPX-01) 6. The fourth pdf document. Guide for completing the Application for Registration as a Private Further Education and Training College (FPX-01)
|Posted by [email protected] on November 28, 2017 at 5:50 AM||comments (0)|
It's been a long year, and we are coming towards the end of 2017. Now, that training is slowing down, it is time to focus on getting your application for registration with DHET completed and submitted. DHET will be publishing the first list of training providers who have applied for Registration in February 2018, so there is still time to make this list. This is compulsory for all accredited providers. Yes, the deadline has been extended, and we thank the Minister and DHET for considering all training providers nationwide. We appreciate that the deadline was extended as many providers have still not been informed. We assist providers in this application, no matter the size of the company. Our prices have not increased as yet, however, we will be implementing our new prices as from the 2nd January 2018. We have extended our hours and our capacity in order to assist as many providers as possible. Don't delay this compulsory application, lets get this over and done with. Before you know it, the deadline is here again, and you won't have the time to focus on regulations, as you will be doing what you do best: Upskill the Nation. Let us help you! Our service to providers entails: 1. Obtaining all the required documents as per the requirements of the DHET 2. We populate, compile and ring-bind your application as per DHET requirements. 3. We guide and assist you in the gaps identified. 4. Once your application is completed, we submit this to SAPS and declare your documents. 5. We personally hand-deliver your application to the DHET and obtain a delivery receipt, which the DHET Evaluator signs and date stamps. 6. We scan the SAPS declaration as well as the DHET delivery receipt to you for safe keeping. The Price for this fantastic service? (these prices are valid until the 31 December 2017) 1. SMME Accredited Providers: R2940.00 (this includes the R500.00 that we pay over to the DHET for you) 2. Corporate Accredited Providers: R4500.00 (this includes the R500.00 that we pay over to the DHET for you) Prices as from 2018: 1. SMME Accredited Providers: R32340.00 (this includes the R500.00 that we pay over to the DHET for you) 2. Corporate Accredited Providers: R4950.00 (this includes the R500.00 that we pay over to the DHET for you) There are many providers big and small, that we have and are assisting, and we have not once received a complaint or negative feedback. We do the dirty work for you, so that you can focus on your business and most importantly, the learners. Come on board with us, you will be pleased with our standard of work, our commitment to you as a client!
|Posted by [email protected] on October 26, 2017 at 2:55 AM||comments (0)|
As per the published notice from the DHET: "Joint Communique 1 of 2016: The Registration and Accreditation for Private Education Providers Offering Qualifications and Part-Qualifications on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework was promulgated in October 2016. This Joint Communique requires that all Skills Development Providers (SDPs) which are currently accredited to offer Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF) qualifications to lodge applications to register as private colleges with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The due date for submission of applications was 30 June 2017. A notice is therefore given that the mentioned due date has since been extended to 30 November 2018. This aforementioned extended due date is only applicable to SDPs who are currently accredited to offer OQSF qualifications. Furthermore, all applicants who have already lodged their applications for registration are hereby informed that the Department is in the process of assessing their applications in terms of requirements for registration. However, due to systematic challenges, the outcome of applications will be communicated to the relevant applicants with effect from February 2019. In the meantime applicants must continue to operate offering qualifications and part-qualifications for which they have valid accreditation from the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) or any delegated relevant quality assurance body until such that determination on their applications for registration as private colleges is made and the outcome thereon is communicated to them. However, in order to legitimise the operation of SDPs who have already applied, the names of all applicants will be published on DHET website as from January 2018."
|Posted by [email protected] on October 9, 2017 at 4:55 AM||comments (0)|
QCTO Circular 2 of 2017 With regard to the above Circular, training providers (SDP's) need to take note of the following, relative to the points on the Circular: 1. This is an ETQA (QAP) responsibility and has no bearing on training providers (SDP'S). 2. ETQA's (QAP's) will not be accrediting any provider for single unit standards or skills programmes as of 31 March 2018. Effectively this means that if any training provider wishes to be accredited for any unit standard or skills programme, whether new accreditation or extension of scope, it must be done by 31 March 2018. Points to consider regarding this are: While this date is just under 6 months away, it must be remembered that December/January are virtually non-active months for ETQA's (QAP's), which leaves less than four months to attain any accreditations/extension of scope on single unit standards or skills programmes. For TETA LMO training providers, it is suggested that any intention to get accreditation/extension of scope needs to be done as soon as possible, as there are probably only two accreditation committee meeting dates between now and 31 March 2018 for which you may still receive unit standard accreditation. That all current accreditations will be valid until the "last date for achievement" which in most cases is 30 June 2022. 3. After 31 March 2018, new Accreditation for full qualifications will only be carried out by ETQA's (QAP's) if there is not a QCTO registered Occupational Qualification available. Where a Registered Occupational Qualification is available, training providers (SDP's) are required to be accredited by QCTO. Points to consider regarding this are: It appears for existing accreditation, this will come in to effect once your existing accreditation expires. For any new accreditations/extension of scope after 31 March 2018, you will need to check whether QCTO has a new or related registered Occupational Occupation for the intended application to ascertain whether to apply to an ETQA (QAP) or QCTO. Your ETQA Practitioner should be able to guide you regarding this, or you can check on http://www.qcto.org.za/index.php/registered-qualifications . 4. For any accreditations currently in operation, if you have not had any learners on any qualification, skills programme or unit standard over the last two years, you will be de-accredited for those qualifications, skills programmes or unit standards. Points to consider regarding this are: It would appear that many providers have been awarded accreditation for full qualifications and all individual unit standards which populate those full qualifications, yet only a few of these unit standards are actually used. De-accrediting providers for unused qualifications, skills programmes or unit standards will simplify databases. The implications of this Circular are that training providers (SDP's) have a limited time to address any intentions of seeking accreditation/extension of scope under the ETQA (QAP) system, particularly regarding skills programmes and unit standards. The good news is that any accreditations currently in effect or to be attained by 31 March 2018, will be valid until 30 June 2022 (or any other date as per the "Last date for Achievement" listed on the qualification, skills programme or unit standard). This should give providers sufficient time to run out the existing system and prepare for conversion to the QCTO Occupational Qualifications. It is recommended that all training providers (SDP's) address any intended accreditations/extension of scope as soon as possible to avoid the possibility of missing out as a result of this Circular. Should you have any queries regarding intended accreditations/extension of scope, please feel free to contact us. We are able to assist with elements of your applications, such as learning materials and can give the necessary guidance where possible.
|Posted by [email protected] on October 3, 2017 at 6:30 AM||comments (0)|
In order to offer any SETA/QCTO Accredited training/learning interventions (a single unit standard, skills programme, full qualification, occupational qualification), ALL private Further Education and Training Providers must now register with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). It is COMPULSORY! As a requirement of the South African Constitution, Government Gazette No. 30735 of February 2008 made this registration mandatory. However, Joint Communique 1 of 2016, (Government Notice No. 118, 10 February 2017, Government Gazette No. 40613) finally enacted this requirement in order for your company (Training Provider/Skills Development Provider/SETA accredited Provider/QCTO accredited provider) to legally provide education and training in South Africa. The application form and guideline are on the DHET website, here is how you obtain it: 1. Go to www.dhet.gov.za website 2. Click on Resources 3. Under Documents, click on Forms 4. Under Forms 2008, download the 3rd pdf document (application form for the Registration of Private FET College (Form FPX-01), the 4th pdf document (Guide for completing the Application for Registration as a Private Further Education and Training College (FPX-01), although it is outdated, adhere to the new Acts and amendments. When submitting your application, ensure that all supporting documents are attached. All copied documents must be certified by the SAPS Commissioner of Oaths, and your proof of payment of R500.00 must be included in the application. CONSEQUENCES OF NOT ADHERING TO THIS COMPULSORY REGISTRATION: 1. Non-registered Training Providers will be listed on a register of misrepresented providers in the public domain, and will be published on the SAQA website as well as the DHET website. The Register gets updated continuously. 2. You could be prosecuted by DHET for operating without registration and listed as a bogus college and/or noted by SAQA on its register for misrepresentation. 3. In terms of the Act (Further Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006, Act No.16 of 2006), a person who offers or pretends to offer FET Qualifications or purports to perform an act on behalf of an FET College without being registered is guilty of an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine (maximum R250 000.00) or imprisonment not exceeding five years or BOTH such fine and imprisonment. 4. The Act further stipulates that a person, who pretends that a qualification has been awarded to him/her by an FET College, whereas no such qualification has been so awarded, is guilty of an offence and is liable, on conviction to any sentence, which may be imposed for fraud. 5. No private college is allowed to offer FET qualifications unless its application has been approved by the Registrar. Why is this registration compulsory for Accredited Training Providers nationwide? The Aim of registering private FET colleges (Accredited Providers) that offer FET Qualifications or part-qualifications (skills programmes, unit standards), is for government to ensure that while it protects students and the public, it also creates an environment that protects legitimate private colleges (training providers). In order for DHET to short-list the bogus/fly-by-night providers, all accredited training providers must submit their application for registration to the DHET. This is the only way that the bogus providers will be stopped in our industry, which is needed. Please, let us work with the DHET to combat the bogus/fly-by-nights that are damaging our industry and taking money from our learners, leaving them with debt and no education. For assistance (should you need us to help you), feel free to email me or Nigel : [email protected] / [email protected]
|Posted by [email protected] on August 21, 2017 at 1:50 AM||comments (0)|
Dear Private Training Providers (Skills Development Providers) in South Africa, Following our submission of concerns to the Minister regarding Registration of SDP's with DHET, we have received an official reply. It is with great pleasure to share with you the favorable outcome from the Minister of Education: Dr Nzimande, an announcement that will finally bring relief to providers nationwide. The letter received today 18th August 2017 can be viewed on our Facebook Page: JC1 ETD Consultants or Skills Universe, for your ease of mind, to share with others who are still unaware of the compulsory registration with the DHET, and to give some relief. Working with the Minister and DHET can benefit all of us. They have shown a willingness to work with us, so let us return the favour by registering. Lets show our commitment to ridding ourselves of the bogus/fly-by-nights. Together we can make this work. Applications are open to all Training Providers in South Africa. There will be a new deadline set, so don???t delay your application for registration. If you need help, you are more than welcome to visit our website: www.jc1-2016.com We offer this service to small, medium and corporate training providers nationwide! JC1 ETD Consultants Pty Ltd Directors: Nigel Shipston, Lynel Farrell
|Posted by [email protected] on July 2, 2017 at 10:50 AM||comments (0)|
On the 30th June 2017, we received a request that all Applications for Registration by Private Training Providers be submitted to DHET in ring binders and not any other files. Other files are apparently creating a bit of a problem with the DHET process and storage. If applications are submitted in other file types, there will be no penalty, but the application will not be accepted until it is ring bound. To sum up, the situation now stands that: The deadline is to be extended, DHET are continuing to accept applications. All company applications whether CC or Pty Ltd will now be accepted. Accounting Officer Reports will now be accepted where it is in line with the Financial Reporting requirements of the Companies Act 2008. The elements of Surety, OHS Certification and Brochure/Calendar/Schedule can be exempted, subject to the training provider submitting evidence that these are not applicable to their operation. All applications to be ring bound. Just a further note for clarity regarding who must apply. ALL private training providers who are accredited by a SETA and/or QCTO for anything registered on the NQF, whether it is a full qualification, skills program or single unit standard, must register with DHET. The references in the official documentation to only full Qualifications on levels 2 to 4 are outdated. The current requirements are Levels 1 to 6 via a SETA or QCTO accreditation. If you offer only a single unit standard accredited by a SETA, then you are required to Register. Training Providers nationwide is requested to adhere to this registration, comply and submit as soon as possible please.
|Posted by [email protected] on April 3, 2017 at 4:15 AM||comments (0)|
FoodBev SETA primarily accredited Training Providers, do not need to communicate to the DHET as the process will be facilitated by the FoodBev SETA along with the QCTO. The FoodBev SETA will forward the list of all Training Providers to the QCTO, who will then forward to the DHET. Once the DHET has received the List of FoodBev SETA accredited Training Providers (forwarded through by the QCTO), the DHET will then interact directly with the Training Providers for registration before the stipulated due date which is the 30 June 2017. Only Training Providers seeking accreditation as of the 1st April 2017 for historic qualifications should apply for registration at the same time with the DHET. The implication of this? FoodBev SETA accredited training providers (SDPs) will still need to complete the registration process but that DHET will contact them directly to request them to register. So it appears each SETA is handling it differently as well. The importance of these messages and different approaches from the SETAs doesn't matter. What is important and absolutely crucial, is that all SETA accredited training providers (now know as Skills Development Providers) must complete the application for registration to the DHET - it is compulsory and not negotiable.
|Posted by [email protected] on April 3, 2017 at 4:10 AM||comments (0)|
Subject: DHET REGISTRATION Importance: High Dear Skills Development Providers As per the joint communique 1 of August 2016 all Skills Development Providers Accredited that offer Occupational Qualification or Part Qualifications (skills programmes, irrespective of whether is a stand-alone unit standard/s) on the Occupational Qualifications Sub framework; by law are required to register with the Department of Higher Education and Training. Please note that this is not negotiable nor optional and people can not plead ignorant to this.