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

Call for Public Comments on the Draft Curriculum Statements for the National Senior Certificate for Adults

Dear Private Provider. Please find herewith the National Senior Certificate for Adults (NASCA) Curriculum Statement as gazetted for public comments. To access all the subjects please click on the link below.

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Notice of Legislative Amendments

Herewith please find a notice from the Directorate of Private Colleges from the Department of Higher Education and Training pertaining to a notice of Legislative Amendments as published in the Government Gazette No. 38072, Volume 592 on 8 October 2014.

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QCTO Qualifications for Deregistration

APPETD members can access a list of QCTO qualifications for deregistration on the website. Your comment to this is very important and the CEO invites you to submit said to her on ceo@appetd.org.za by no later than 17 April 2015. 

The APPETD will collate all the comments received and circulate the report to all APPETD members before submitting to the QCTO by the 13th of May 2015.

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Latest Events, Workshops and Important Updates

Eduloan Workshop

The CEO of APPETD is priviledged to extend an executive invitation to the private providers constituency to attend the Eduloan Provider Workshop and learn how Eduloan assists private providers in unlocking potential through financial solutions and their co-creation philosophy.

  • Date: 23 April 2015
  • Venue: Eduloan House, Constantia Park, Cnr 14th Ave & Hendrik Potgieter Rd, Weltevreden Park, Roodepoort
  • RSVP: On or before 21 April 2015 to mkt@appetd.org.za

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  • Date: 5 May 2015
  • Venue: Killarney Country Club, 60 Fifth Street

Attend this event to understand:

  • Opportunities offered by a rapidly digitised world
  • How to develop your own digital strategies
  • How to improve student retention

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Constituency Capacity Building Workshop with the Core Focus on Quality Management

  • Date: 6 May 2015
  • Venue: Polokwane
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.

We look forward to engaging with you and together, as private providers, deliver quality education and an employable student, giving private providers the distinct mark of excellence.

To secure your place please forward via e-mail the completed registration form to mkt@appetd.org.za or contact us on 011 791 5463. Limited seats! Closing date: 1 May 2015. 

Regulations and Legislative Drafts

Visit the APPETD Online Document Library for the latest regulations and legislative drafts. 

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