Cimap Provider forum1-pdf-2012
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Cimap Provider forum1-pdf-2012

on

  • 612 views

FET & HET Provider Forum, CIMAP

FET & HET Provider Forum, CIMAP

Statistics

Views

Total Views
612
Views on SlideShare
612
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Adobe PDF

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Cimap Provider forum1-pdf-2012 Cimap Provider forum1-pdf-2012 Document Transcript

  • 25 March 2012Ref: 013/12 IT IS TIME TO UNITE AND ESTABLISH A CREDIBLE PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR PROVIDERS!Dear Provider,South Africa’s private providers have a wealth of knowledge and experience in small pockets andcollectively we can make a great contribution towards delivering reliable quality training andassessment. Private providers must stand together as a professional association, representing acollective that is technically equipped to navigate the trajectory of compliance with regulations,while prioritising improvements, and elevating the industrys professional status. A coherent andrepresentative professional association is long overdue.Legitimate and professional representation is long overdue!The Chartered Institute for the Management of Assessment Practice (CIMAP) is committed totaking the lead in the process of professionalization of the sector. Stakeholders established CIMAPduring 2011 and practitioners, including providers, assessors and moderators now have a platformto articulate collective needs in a democratic structure.SAQA confirms that as a professional body or a professional association involved in the educationand training environment, must apply to SAQA for recognition. In the event that a professional bodythat does not want to be recognised, their involvement in formal education and learningenvironment will be limited (SAQA; Professional Body Road Shows, 2011). We must takeaccountability for our own destiny, and not sit idly by hoping that consultants and regulators willenforce our needs and expectations. We will therefore ensure that CIMAP is registered with SAQA assoon as applications are accepted.Our landscape has seen many changes and challenges and we therefore unite to address these. Ourimmediate priorities are:  Providing professional membership for practitioners and stakeholders, including assessors, moderators, and accredited providers (corporate membership). (Accredited providers will be eligible to join CIMAP if they have proof of registration, or that the registration process has been initiated with the Department of Higher Education.)  Constructively addressing the challenges facing private providers operating within the SETA environment. These challenges include protracted payment complications, securing programme approval and external moderation dates from ETQAs, ineffective Chartered Institute for the Management of Assessment Practice (CIMAP) Ground Floor, 16 Republic Road, Bordeaux, Randburg, 2125. Tel: (011) 329-9000 – extension: 9034, Fax: 086 218 4466, Web site: www.cimap.co.za, e-mail: membership@cimap.co.za Board Members: Ms. D. Damons (M.Sc.) – Chairperson; Prof. M. Mehl, Vice-Chairperson, Prof. W. Goosen, Dr. W. Guest-Mouton, Dr. K. Deller, Dr. L. Meyer, Dr. M. Serfontein, R.Pillay (M.Ed.), T. Tshabalala, A. Roode B.Com. (Hons.), & A. Ismail. © 2012
  • communication channels etc. The imperative need to strengthen the formal relationships with the regulators, industry professional bodies, and collective and representative bodies must be lobbied immediately.  The urgent review and representation to address inconsistent ETQA standards of applications, including programme approval, external moderation (verification) activities, the registration of SDF’s, constituent assessors and moderators etc. A transparent set of regulations for internal and external moderation processes is long overdue. Providers and above all learners are often prejudiced by bureaucratic, inconsistent, and unreliable service standards. Assessments and moderation standards of practice must be consistently applied at a national level.  The varying interpretations on the meaning and construction of skills programmes; agreeing on common set of criteria and definitions for deliverables such as skills programmes, part and full qualifications etc.  The discrepancies amongst quality systems between ETQAs;  Preparing a well organised and consolidated constructive feedback report on the current defects in the Green Paper for Post-School Education and Training; 2012 and the current vacuum created in terms of the QCTO with the promulgation of the National Qualifications Framework Act 67, 2008. Future constructive feedback and timely input on green papers and policy directives relevant to education and skills development.  Fostering closer working relationships with the ETQAs and defining clearer role definitions resulting into improved delivery quality.  Providing a professional platform to resolve disputes between members, and offering a peer review system to intervene in third party disputes.  The implementation of a fair and transparent dispute resolution procedure for the enforcement of a professional code of conduct and ethics.CIMAP is operational and we aim to make a significant impact on the professionalization of thesector. CIMAP aims to offer a home to all stakeholders and practitioners, and we therefore aim tooffer an affordable and inclusive membership base to allow all providers an opportunity to join andparticipate as active members for our collective sustainability! Please send all enquiries or needs to me at wilmas@lantic.net or membership@cimap.co.za. We encourage the active participation of members, and welcome your commitment to become involved in your specific areas of interest.RegardsDr. Wilma Guest-MoutonConvener: CIMAP Provider Forum Chartered Institute for the Management of Assessment Practice (CIMAP) Ground Floor, 16 Republic Road, Bordeaux, Randburg, 2125. Tel: (011) 329-9000 – extension: 9034, Fax: 086 218 4466, Web site: www.cimap.co.za, e-mail: membership@cimap.co.za Board Members: Ms. D. Damons (M.Sc.) – Chairperson; Prof. M. Mehl, Vice-Chairperson, Prof. W. Goosen, Dr. W. Guest-Mouton, Dr. K. Deller, Dr. L. Meyer, Dr. M. Serfontein, R.Pillay (M.Ed.), T. Tshabalala, A. Roode B.Com. (Hons.), & A. Ismail. © 2012