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.

Latest News from APPETD

Worldskills Skills Competition

Let your talent win you a chance to represent South Africa in Brazil.

Skills Participating in the Nationals in January 2015:

  • Information Network Cabling
  • IT Software Solutions in Business
  • Welding
  • Auto Body Repair
  • Web Design
  • Plastering & Dry Wall System
  • Auto Mobile Technology
  • Car Painting
  • IT Network Systems

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NEI News

Launch of the Gauteng Provincial Skills Development Forum

The APPETD attended the launch of the Gauteng Provincial Skills Development Forum being invited as a stakeholder. As a valued APPETD member we want to share with you a strategy I believe will auger well in building relations at a provincial level with government.

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Is there a light for Florence Nightingale’s lamp at the end of the legislative tunnel?

We have great pleasure in circulating the attached letter from the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO) and addressed to all private nurse education institutions (PNEI’S). Your representatives at APPETD have been engaged in intense discussions with Mr. Thomas Lata and his colleagues at QCTO since it became clear at the CHE & DHET workshop hosted by PHEPSA in Gauteng on 22nd May 2014 that, unless decisive action was taken, PNEI’s would be left with the belief that there was no alternative available to PNEI’s other than to apply to CHE and become a higher education institution.

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Latest Events, Workshops and Important Dates


Constituency Capacity Building Workshop - KZN

17 October 2014 | Zimbali Resort

APPETD will be conducting capacity building workshops nationally focusing on Quality Assurance and Best Practice Principles. These workshops are funded from the National Skills Fund and hence no cost implication to you, the provider. Please find attached the programme and registration form to be completed and submitted to the APPETD offices no later than 14 October 2014.

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Date: 3 & 4 November 2014

Venue: Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront

All Appetd Members qualify for the early bird fee = R2995.00

The IAC, International Association of Colleges in Southern Africa, is hosting the 5th PAN AFRICAN International FET Conference at the Table Bay Hotel, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town. South Africa, on 3 & 4 November 2014. The target audience of the conference will be delegates from national FET Colleges and international Community and Further Education Colleges.

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SASCE Symposium, Workshop and AGM

Date: 20 - 21 November 2014
Venue: CPUT, Cape Town

As APPETD is represented on the Southern African Society for Co-operative Education (SASCE Board) please find herewith the invitation to attend the SASCE Symposium and workshops. The core focus will be on Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and your participation is deemed extremely important.

Once we receive the final programme it will be forwarded to you.


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