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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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.

SABC Education African EduWeek

  • Date: 1 - 2 July 2015
  • Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre

SABC Education African EduWeek is the only all-encompassing education event taking place in South Africa in 2015, and is widely regarded as the premier education event on the African continent.

Now entering its 9th year, African EduWeek 2015 will showcase over 120 local & international exhibitors, host 20 free-to-attend education seminars as well as over 70 technical workshops designed to enhance teacher training and development. 

African EduWeek 2014 saw over 2436 expo visitors, a 167% increase on 2013, as well as 432 delegates. In 2015 our visitor attendance will exceed 3500, meaning more education professionals like yourself will be exposed to high quality and relevant information as well as training and products that can be implement directly into your institutes of learning. 

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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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