APPETD was established in 1997 as an alliance of the Association of Private Colleges of South Africa (APCSA), Association of Private Distance Colleges (APDEC), Association of Technical Providers (ATP), and INPROV. APPETD has a profound understanding of the different forms of education provisioning in South Africa. APPETD renders services that are specifically aimed at the needs and interests of its members and private providers as a whole. The specific needs include face to face, distance learning, Adult Basic Education (ABET), Early childhood Development (ECD), and Health Education.

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SABC Education African EduWeek is taking place from the 1st – 2nd July at the Gallagher Convention Centre. The exhibition and African EduWeek conference sessions are free to attend, and all visitors and EduWeek delegates can register on the website to attend. This opportunity to open to anyone and everyone who works in education and who has a vested interest in education in Africa.

If a company is a service or product provider wants to meet individuals (key decision makers) from the education market, they should exhibit at EduWeek this year. This is your opportunity to engage with 3,500 principals, depute principals, governing bodies, head teachers, HODs and teachers. Whether you are wanting to engage with schools directly or speak to government, only SABC Education African EduWeek can bring these key decision makers and king buyers from the education sector to your stand.

We have supporting associations on board, including the likes of SAPA (South African Principals Association). They have shared their database with us, meaning we have been able to directly promote the event to the principals part of the organisation. This is of course crucial, as it guarantees that the right, senior decision makers attend this premier education show.

In addition to this, the Department of Basic Education are participating at the event, meaning that there is an opportunity to meet with their local and national representatives. Mr Padayachee (THE ACTING DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF DBE) will send out internal email to MECs, Directors of ICTs from each province throughout South Africa, urging them to attend.

For as little as R 16, 194 (excl VAT + 5% registration fee) you can secure a 6sqm shell scheme stand.

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Click here to view the African EduWeek 2015 Show Preview: http://www.educationweek.co.za/uploads/Pages/site125_22758_en_file1.pdf

Registration for NADEOSA Conference

  • 8th and 9th July 2015 at the Durban University of Technology

Innovative open learning practices to build a quality integrated post schooling system


Extended date for submission of Abstracts

If you or any of your colleagues has research/work that they would like to share with NADEOSA you are welcome to send us an abstract and we will still consider it if you have the time to complete the paper for submission for the conference programme.

We have extended the closing date for abstracts to Monday 8 June to enable lecturers and practitioners across all sectors of the post schooling system one last opportunity to submit abstracts. However, all authors wishing to have their papers published in the Conference CD must send them to this email address: Phelamanga.conference@gmail.com by 15 June.

The link for the online abstract submission form is here: ABSTRACT SUBMISSION Authors will be notified within a week of submission if their papers have been accepted.

Registration for the conference is now open.

Early Childhood Education and Technology Conference 

  • Date: 16 - 17 July 2015
  • Venue: Balalaika Protea Hotel Sandton

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Latest News from APPETD

Provisional Skill Development Forum – Gauteng report


Dear Colleagues

As you are aware APPETD is represented on, inter alia, the PSDF – Gauteng where we look after the interest of private providers.

I attended the workshop held on the 17th April 2015 and was motivated by the interesting discussion around skill development and the various platforms of access thereto. The need to utilise the service of private providers  for an ever increasing demand of skills that will ensure employability was  mentioned on more than one occasion and hence our role is becoming much more important in delivering  QUALITY EDUCATION AND TRAINING that is MEASURABLE  by means of the THROUGHPUT RATE  and the final mark of distinction is the EMPLOYABILITY of the graduate. Please find attached the workshop report.

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