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

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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Comment from Adv. Betsie Basson: Matrics entering the workforce are illiterate

(With reference to article published on IOL and APPETD Website respectively.)

The statement made by Jackie Carroll is not new, when the training for OBE started in the late 1990's and the decision was made to give grade 9 learners school leaving certificates, many objections and arguments were put to the Department of Education, this was brushed aside.
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A message to all private NEIs

Since publication of The National Strategic Plan for Nurse Education, Training and Practice 2012/13-2016/17 in March 2013 and subsequent Regulations published by SANC, we have all struggled to understand why a successful scenario for private NEI’s in the FET band of the NQF should be disrupted.

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Latest Events, Workshops and Important Dates


Constituency Capacity Building Workshop

Herewith please be advised of a Consituency Capacity building workshop taking place on 24 July 2014 at Avianto.

Venue: Avianto
Date: 24 July 2014
Time: 08h00 - 16h45

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