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

Inaugural meeting of the Kwa Zulu Natal Human Resource Development Council - Role of APPETD in the HRD Council and the National Development Plan.

The meeting began with a presentation by Brenda Ntombela (Chairperson of the HRD Council) who outlined the National Human Resource Development Strategy and its mandate. The HRD Council has several tasks teams in place who are currently reporting to the Council on their research. APPETD was part of the TVET task team represented by Dr. Tholsia Naidoo (Chair of APPETD) and Ms. Cynthia Reynders (APPETD CEO). 

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NEI News

News from the NEI Committee - August 2014

The SANC Communique, “Accreditation of Nursing Education Programmes and Nursing Education Institutions by the South African Nursing Council” posted on the SANC website on 28th July 2014, refers. There currently is a debate on the nature of nursing qualifications and the viability of some nursing qualifications being registered on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF) of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

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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 - Cape Town

12 September 2014 | Table Bay Hotel

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 9 September 2014.

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