What We Want

APPETD is continuously striving to ensure equitable consideration for all providers within all levels of policy- and decision-making. We aim to be the recognised voice of the private education and training sector at all levels of legislative and regulatory activity within all quality control and accreditation areas.


What We Do

APPETD leads the broader private education and training industry through:

  • interaction with legislative authorities in presenting the needs, benefits and contributory value of the private sector,
  • development and empowerment of members to be effective, sustainable organizations,
  • informing and guiding members regarding best institutional, educational and quality practices,
  • promoting education and training as a professional career.

What We Offer

APPETD provides services specifically tailored to the needs of its members, including:

  • assistance with accreditation
  • information and advice regarding regulation and legislation changes
  • guidance regarding compliance, quality management and legal issues
  • workshops to explore current and relevant issues affecting private education
  • representation on industry councils and statutory bodies
  • publication of training project opportunities
  • project management of training events
  • links to industry consultants and niche service providers

Where We Are Active

APPETD represents and protects members’ interests on the following policy-making entities:

  • ETDP SETA Board
  • ETDP SETA Provisioning, TVET, Quality Assurance and Higher Education & Research Chambers
  • W&R SETA Industry Forum and Good Practice Awards Committee
  • FASSET SETA Professional Development Working Committee
  • QCTO Council and Executive Committee
  • QCTO Qualifications Council and QCTO Assessment Committee
  • CHE Quality Enhancement Project (QEP)
  • Higher Education Quality Council (HEQC)
  • NSA Board and Executive Committee
  • SACE Endorsement Committee
  • SASCE Board
  • World Skills Steering Committee

What Else We Do

APPETD has established a surety scheme with MARSH for the benefit of all member providers and to comply with legislation as stipulated by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). We are currently in discussions to further develop financial products customised for APPETD members such as medical insurance and provident funding.

APPETD has also launched an affiliate company, CIPPT (Chartered Institute of Professional Practitioners and Trainers) which has registered a set of chartered designations that trainers, facilitators, assessors and moderators may apply to hold. This registration framework has been established to ensure continued professional conduct of all practitioners within the ETD sector as well as to pave the way for the design and development of relevant and applicable qualifications to promote credibility within the industry and accommodate a structured, progressive career path.





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