QCTO – Where do we begin?
Singularly the biggest question at the moment, for sure! Legacy qualifications and skills programmes are registering fast and furiously at QCTO – perhaps yours has moved across too? In which case it’s time to re-align your materials, adjust your QMS, check your human resource requirements and send in a new company application to the QCTO. Your current Seta accreditation will start wrapping up, as your last date for learner enrolment is June 2024.
If your qualification or skills programme doesn’t yet feature, perhaps it’s an opportunity to see what is available and see if your strategy going forward could do with a refresh.
Either way things are moving along swiftly and we’d like to take you along for the ride …we have a number of resources to assist: complimentary weekly QCTO titbit info (sign up here), one-on-one webinars for you and your team for a nominal fee or rewatch our Thrive free QCTO webinar…or sign up for a project with us and our accreditation professionals will walk alongside you, capacitating you all the way, to the point of QCTO accreditation success. Every QCTO preparation and site visit we’ve assisted to date has been successful and has led to provider accreditation.
Whatever your budget, with more than 20+ years’ experience, you know we’ve got your back.
Isn’t it time we helped you too?
Yours in Skills
QCTO AND SETA NEWS
QCTO LAUNCH OF THE OQSF
The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) has issued an important Circular 2/2022 pertaining to the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF) Policy 2021 and the Transitional Arrangements for Pre-2009 Qualifications and Unit Standards. All Qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) must be aligned to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) NQF Level Descriptors by 30 June 2023.
MANY SETAS CLOSED FOR ACCREDITATION APPLICATIONS
Most Setas are no longer accepting applications for unit standards or legacy qualifications that all expire in June 2023. Please check with your Seta before preparing and applying – here is the notice to this effect from Sasseta.
SETA WSP/ATR SUBMISSION DATE EXTENDED TO 31 MAY 2023
These are the Setas who have extended their WSP/ATR submissions deadline to 31 May 2023 midnight.
• MICT Seta
WRSETA SECTOR SKILLS PLANNING ONLINE SURVEY
Stakeholders in the Wholesale and Retail Sector are invited to participate in the Sector Skills Planning (SSP) online survey with the purpose of gathering insights on the Wholesale and Retail Sector’s skills demands as well as identifying skills and training needs required to drive growth and impact. The survey is being incorporated into the SSP engagement process to validate and update data to ensure that the SSP is based on accurate and up-to-date information.
ADULT ILLITERACY IN SOUTH AFRICA
The department of Higher Education and Training shared data on adult illiteracy within the country. Read article here.
MICT DRAFT SETA GRANT REGULATIONS
The Seta invites interested persons and organisations to comment on the regulations regarding the monies received by a SETA and related matters. All parties are requested to include their comments with the name of the person or organisation as well as contact details such as postal address, telephone number, fax number and email address. Comments must be directed for attention: Ms Gumbi, email: Gumbi.N@dhet.gov.za. Read the notice here.
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.
CATHSSETA STRATEGIC PROJECTS 2023/24
The Seta invites all stakeholders and legal entities who fall within its scope to apply for the strategic projects. Closing date: 22 May 2023. Read more here.
Congratulations to the following organisations for achieving their QCTO and Seta accreditations in April and May 2023, and well done to their accreditation partners.
Southern Labs NPC, QCTO accreditation for Occupational Skills Programmes: Workplace Essential Skills NQF L4. Thanks to accreditation partner Alida van Heerden.
AMSCO HR Advisory, Services Seta accreditation. Thanks to accreditation partner Alida van Heerden.
Inspirentia, Services Seta accreditation. Thanks to accreditation partner Alida van Heerden.
Fluid Intellect Technology Consulting, Mict Seta accreditation. Thanks to accreditation partner Margaret Barretto.
Triple E Training, QCTO accreditation for Foundational Learning competence qualification. Thanks to accreditation partner Izelle Swart.
Southern Labs NPC, Mict Seta accreditation. Thanks to accreditation partner Alida van Heerden.
The SA School of Weddings, Services Seta accreditation. Thanks to accreditation partner Alida van Heerden.
Lucha Lunako, Services Seta accreditation. Thanks to accreditation partner Alida van Heerden.
SURGO, Services Seta accreditation. Thanks to accreditations partner Belinda Beer.
Social Enterprise Academy Africa NPC, Services Seta accreditation. Thanks to accreditation partner Margaret Barretto.
National Sea Rescue Institute, CathSeta accreditation. Thanks to accreditation partner Belinda Beer.
Leyjoe Production, Services Seta accreditation. Thanks to accreditation partner Alida van Heerden.