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Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will ​find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about our training solutions. If the answer your looking for isn't ​here please feel free to contact us.

This notice serves to inform all students registered to study with Omni HR Consulting (Pty) Ltd, that in terms of the Continuous Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006 (Act No. 16 of 2006) (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) and the Regulations for the Registration of Private Further Education and Training Colleges, 2007 (herein referred to as “the regulations”) Omni HR Consulting (Pty) Ltd is a registered Private College registered with Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

Omni HR Consulting (Pty) Ltd holds accreditation as a private Skills Development Provider and assessment centre with the following Quality Assurance Bodies:

  • Education, Training and Development SETA: Accreditation Number: ETDP 10473
  • Services SETA: Learning Programme Approval Number: 3857
  • Local Government SETA: Learning Programme Approval number: LGRS-878-111215
  • Department of Higher Education and Training: Private College 2012/FE07/038
  • Wholesale and Retail SETA
  • Foodbev SETA: Accreditation Number ETDP 10473
  • Quality Council for Trades and Occupations: Accreditation Number: SDP1228/18/00110

Should you have any questions regarding our accreditation, please feel free to contact Jasmine
Sultan, ETQA Manager, on (021) 685 9160.

Qualifications prescribe the outcomes and assessment criteria of national unit standards that intend
to provide qualifying learners with applied competence and a basis for further learning.
A qualification consists of structured classroom based learning components and workplace practical
learning components. Assessment of learning will take place after/during class room based learning
(formative) and during the workplace practical (summative) components.

An Occupational Qualification is associated with a trade, occupation or profession. It results from work-based learning which consists of three components – knowledge, practical skills and work experience modules. The final assessment takes place in the form a national External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA). This single national assessment ensures that the EISA is standardized, consistent and credible. In order to access the EISA, learners need to have met the requirements of the knowledge, practical and workplace experience modules.

The purpose of an occupational qualification is to qualify a person to practice an occupation, rather than in a field of learning. Occupational standards specify what a person should know and do in order to effectively carry out the functions of a particular job.

Learning programmes and skills programmes refer to predetermined units of learning (building
blocks) with an institutionally determined credit value and duration, and consists of modules of
learning. When completed it constitutes credits towards a qualification registered on the National
Qualifications Framework.

The unit of learning can be equal to an Exit Level Outcome(s); a stand-alone unit standard or a group
of unit standards. OMNI’s design preference is to select and group unit standards that articulate to
the same NQF qualification.

A skills programme differs from a learning programme in that skills programmes are occupationally
based.

A learning solution that has a set of learning outcomes that is not aligned to SAQA Unit Standards and
will therefore not constitute credits towards a learning programme or qualification on the National
Qualification Framework. This is also commonly referred to as a non-credit bearing short course

 

RPL (Recognition of prior learning) Programmes make it possible for you to either gain access to, or
earn credits towards, a learning programme, skills programme or full qualification based on previous
learning and experience gained through both formal and informal learning.

It refers to:

  • Credits earned through accredited learning solutions that are transferable to other
    qualifications vertically or horizontally.
  • Being able to move between escalating NQF levels either in the same or related fields of
    studies on the NQF.
  • The learning programme or skills programme forms part of a larger qualification.

Yes. Omni has a CAT (Credit Accumulation and Transfer) Policy which allows credits to be
transferable, under the condition that the credits already obtained are aligned to the South African
Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

Where applicable, you will require a valid Grade 12 certificate or equivalent certificate to gain
admission to OMNI’s qualifications.

Supporting documents that will be required to be submitted are:

  • An originally certified copy of your Identity document (a copy of your marriage certificate, if
    your names differ from that as stated in your identity document) with a date stamp no older
    than 3 months. If you have a Smart ID card, please copy and certify both sides of the card
  • An originally certified copy of your highest certificate/ qualification completed e.g. Grade 12
    or equivalent final results with a date stamp no older than 3 months.
  • Motivation letter for RPL (if applicable)
  • Up to date Curriculum Vitae

Yes. The candidate’s disability has to be specified on the registration form. In consultation with the
candidate, the registrar/advisor will determine how best Omni can support the candidate for the
enrolled programme.

Outcomes based qualifications require you to gain evidence in an appropriate real-life setting
(normally a workplace) when completing assignments. Please note that Omni HR Consulting does
not place students in the appropriate workplace environment; you will be required to make your
own arrangements to satisfy the work integrated learning requirements of the qualification.

Our costs vary depending on the type of learning solution and qualification you wish to enrol in. For
further details:

  • View the relevant catalogue page on the OMNI website – www.omnihrc.com
  • Email us on info@omnihrc.com or Contact Cassandra Julius at (021) 685 9160

OMNI has a national footprint. We have managed various projects and delivered learning solutions
across geographical boundaries. Our head office is in Cape Town and all client engagements and
projects are operationalised from our head office.

  • Online web-based registration (www.omnihrc.com)
  • Manual registration (with Omni’s main campus)
  • Contact the campus for a registration form to be emailed to you – our contact number is 021 685 9160/Registration@omnihrc.com

Your Portfolio of Evidence will be moderated internally. Once this process has been completed we
will request the SETA to conduct External Moderation to verify your results.

Once the SETA has completed External Moderation and issued their report, the SETA issues
certificates within 6 months.

If you have trained through your company, certificates are handed over to the Project Manager or
Human Resources Department
If you have trained as a private candidate, we will contact you directly.

You need to contact the relevant SETA to request a re-print

Please send a message via OMNI’s website or any other social media platform and it will be directed
to the relevant department. You may also contact our head office in Cape Town and your query will
be directed accordingly.

Please send a message via OMNI’s website or any other social media platform and it will be directed
to the relevant department. You may also contact our head office in Cape Town and your query will
be directed accordingly.

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