QCTO Accreditation Confusing You Too?
I spend my days at the moment talking to providers about the old Seta accreditation system – alongside the new QCTO system. The differences, the challenges and the opportunities. It’s especially tricky with the large gap between all the legacy qualifications and unit standard options we enjoyed before and the limited number available at QCTO to date. I’m calling it the Bermuda triangle of skills development .
All is not lost! There are many creative ways we can move you to the QCTO and certainly now is the time, before the big rush and backlogs affect our turnaround times. These are currently 4 – 8 months and our whole team is encouraged by the commitment and reliable movement we’re experiencing. Our QCTO accreditation webinar last week was attended by 130 delegates and we had a great time chatting through some of the more tricky queries and scenarios after the webinar too.
If you missed it, the webinar intro is freely available on our website or catch the full webinar on our Thrive LMS. Feel free to have a look round the LMS while you’re there too.
If you have a specific question or situation in mind? Consider signing up for a one-on-one session with me, it’s only R490 ex VAT for the hour.
I look forward to chatting to you!
Yours in Skills,
QCTO AND SETA NEWS
QCTO LAUNCH OF THE OQSF
On the 9th of March, at the QCTO launched the Occupational Qualification Sub-Framework. the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Science and Innovation Mr Buti Manamela shared that the revised framework will now recognise skills programmes by the QCTO, a class of qualifications that resembles short courses or micro-credentialing. Read more here.
SAQA INFORMATION SHARING ROADSHOWS
SAQA invites NQF stakeholders to their information sharing roadshows where the new CEO and executive team will be introduced. Click here to read the notice.
Sasseta WSP/ATR ROADSHOWS
The Sasseta will be hosting Roadshows from 24 to 30 March 2023 in Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. The purpose of the roadshow is to capacitate and update stakeholders about a range of pertinent skills development issues. Click here to read more.
W&RSeta SERVICE QUALITY ASSESSMENT 2022/2023
W&R Seta companies, business associations, and training providers are invited to participate in an online survey to assess the Seta’s service quality against the five service quality (SERVQUAL) dimensions. Please click the following link to complete the survey.
MICT Seta NOTICE
Mict Seta call for public comments on the proposed Occupational Qualifications for Registration within the MICT sector: Advanced Occupational Diploma: Chief Information Officer, Cybersecurity. Read more here.
READ Seta NEWSLETTERS
InSeta DISCRETIONARY GRANTS APPLICATIONS WINDOW 2023/2024
Stakeholders are invited to apply for discretionary grants (levy and non-levy payer). The application window will be opened from 14 March 2023 applications will be accepted until 15 May 2023 for all InSeta Programs with the provision that a WSP/ATR for 2023/24 be submitted for final approval. Read the notice here.
Chieta DISCRETIONARY GRANTS 2023/2024
Chieta hereby invites application from chemical sector employers and enterprises to apply for the 2023/24 Cycle 1 Discretionary grant funding windows to support its Annual Performance Plan. Closing date 3 April 2023. Read more here.
InSeta FINANCIAL LITERACY SHORT COURSE
Stakeholders are invited to apply for a Financial Literacy short course offered by the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in collaboration with the Insurance Seta. The Programme modules include Bookkeeping, Sustainable Investment Strategies, Growing the Fund, Governance Matters, and Financial Education and Advisory for the Members. Read the notice here.
InSeta BUSINESS RESCUE TURNAROUND AND SUSTAINABILITY SHORT COURSE
You are invited to apply for a Business Rescue Turnaround and Sustainability Short Course offered by the University of KwaZulu-Natal in collaboration with the InSeta. This short course will build capacity for the insurance industry players on business and its turnaround and ultimately sustain an improved financial rehabilitation of financially distressed businesses in South Africa. Read the notice here.
W&RSeta 2023 BURSARY SCHEME
The Wholesale and Retail Seta (W&RSeta) invites all public and private TVET and HET institutions, bursary administrators and Retail Chairs to apply for bursaries for retail and related qualifications. Preference will be given to students studying qualifications that address the Sector Priority Skills and Hard-to-Fill Vacancies as listed in the Sector Skills Plan 2022/23. Closing date 17 March 2023. Read more here.
Congratulations to the following organisations for achieving their QCTO and Seta accreditations in March 2023, and well done to our #setaninjas
Meliora Business and Development Solutions, QCTO accreditation for Store Person qualification #setaninja Alida van Heerden
AESSEAL Energy and Water Seta accreditation #setaninja Alida van Heerden
The Networking Company Services Seta accreditation #setaninja Belinda Beer
You’re still here? That’s awesome! Welcome to our silly polls.
Last month we asked what the idea of 2023 meant for you:
53.8% said “Back to the grindstone – let’s do this!”
15.4% said “Hope and wonderment – pass the crystals, what a beautiful time on earth this is”
15.4% said “Wait, it’s 2023??”
15.4% said, “Gas”
QCTO stands for: