Publications

  • Evaluation of Student Learning Outcomes in the Renewable Energy Technology (RET) subject, NC(V) Level 2 in 2015

    In 2015, the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) introduced the subject Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) in the National Certificate (Vocational) Electrical Infrastructure and Construction programme (EIC). This new subject is the latest addition to the vocational specialisation options offered in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges and was developed for students who want to learn more about renewable energy generation and its related technologies, as well as energy and resource efficiency.
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  • Factsheet 1: NOCC-A21 Development

    This workstream intends to: – Define a step-by-step process to develop the National Occupational Curriculum Content for Artisans of the 21st century (NOCC-A21) - based on QCTO occupational qualifications as one process. – Develop the NOCC-A21 for the electrician and plumber trades to promote problem-solving competence of artisans in line with requirements of industry.
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  • Factsheet 2: Learning support material development

    This workstream intends to:Develop practical work assignments in line with the National Occupational Curriculum Content for Artisans of the 21st century (NOCC-A21). – Ensure learning support material (work assignments) is centred around real-life work situations for electricians and plumbers.
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  • Factsheet 3: Training infrastructure development

    This workstream intends to: Ensure that the training infrastructure at TVET colleges supports the implementation of the National Occupational Curriculum Content for Artisans of the 21st century (NOCC-A21) in terms of its content and methodology. Facilitate a training infrastructure setup which allows for interactive learning, while promoting practice-oriented training and learning that is based on the latest industry standards.
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  • Factsheet 4: Lecturer capacity development

    This workstream intends to: Ensure that the right calibre and number of artisan lecturers is available to support the implementation of the National Occupational Curriculum Content for Artisans of the 21st century (NOCC-A21). – Build the capacity of lecturers to facilitate the project-based approach which closely integrates theoretical and practical learning.
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  • Factsheet 0: DSPP: Expected benefits

    The DSPP is based on the QCTO occupational qualification for electricians/plumbers. It will thus not only provide company-/sector-specific training, but also provide participating apprentices with the latest industry skill sets required to become fully-fledged, competent and confident artisans. Translated from the QCTO occupational qualification, a training syllabus has been designed (the National Occupational Curriculum Content for Artisans of the 21st century, NOCC-A21). Training providers and partly industry (IOPSA) have been involved in the NOCC-A21 development, defining practice-orientated learnings directly linked to real-life work tasks.
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  • What is the Dual System Pilot Project (DSPP)?

    Lessons Learnt – Introduction to the factsheets

    In its ‘Decade of the Artisan 2014 - 2024’ initiative, South Africa has set itself the ambitious goal of producing 30 000 new artisans per year by 2030. Public TVET colleges in particular have been identified as a key partner in artisan development. In future the colleges are thus set to become the largest component in the national skills training system, with enrolment figures increasing from about 650,000 to 2,500,000 by 2030.
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  • A Gender Perspective

    Evaluation Summary – Step 2 –Preliminary Results

    The S4GJ programme pays special attention to the cross-cutting theme of gender. It started with raising awareness for training and employment in the green economy by means of gender sensitive educational material. The focus is on sparking an interest in young people and contributing to equal access to training possibilities to enable young men and especially women to enter into a career path in the Green Economy.
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  • Increasing local content and manufacturing capacity of SWH collector components

    Climate- and environmentally-friendly production standards and competitive generation of electrical energy will have positive impacts on the creation of new jobs, as well as on the preservation and quality of existing jobs. Thus, the South African-German initiative Skills for Green Jobs (S4GJ) aims to improve the conditions for the supply of adequately skilled personnel and energy efficient technologies. Appropriate skills and technology solutions are both critical success factors for the establishment of a green economy.
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  • Energy solutions for the industrial food processing cluster

    Climate- and environmentally-friendly production standards and competitive generation of electrical energy will have positive impacts on the creation of new jobs, as well as on the preservation and quality of existing jobs. Thus, the South African-German initiative Skills for Green Jobs (S4GJ) aims to improve the conditions for the supply of adequately skilled personnel and energy efficient technologies. Appropriate skills and technology solutions are both critical success factors for the establishment of a green economy.
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  • Be part of the solution!

    Lecturer’s Guide – Didactic-methodological information and guideline

    “Be part of the solution” is a comic featuring four characters – two wind turbines called Wendy (f) and Rudi (m) and two solar bots called Ilanga (m) and Khanya (f). The comic starts with Rudi going home from his job as a wind turbine for the national grid. At home he meets Wendy and suggests they have a cosy evening and watch a DVD with Ilanga and Khanya. While making popcorn and tea and preparing for the evening, he realises that he feels cold and leaves the kitchen to switch on the heater to its maximum heat setting, forgetting about the boiling water in the kettle and the popcorn on the stove. He also forgets that he left the light on, as well as the extractor fan above the stove and that he left the hot water running and the fridge open.
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  • The manufacture, installation and maintenance of solar water heater (SWH) systems

    Climate- and environmentally-friendly production standards and competitive generation of electrical energy will have positive impacts on the creation of new jobs, as well as on the preservation and quality of existing jobs. Thus, the South African-German initiative Skills for Green Jobs (S4GJ) aims to improve the conditions for the supply of adequately skilled personnel and energy efficient technologies. Both appropriate skills and technology solutions are critical success factors for the establishment of a green economy.
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  • Smart Solutions – aren’t they?!

    Lecturer’s Guide

    “Smart Solutions – aren’t they?!” is a comic about two characters – two wind-turbines - called Wendy (f) and Rudi (m). As renewable energy technology gadgets, they rely on solar energy and wind power.
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