Apr 03, 2018

Technical Training Centre Supervisor

  • Department of Higher Education and Training (Umfolozi TVET College)
  • Esikhawini, South Africa
Full time Education

Job Description

Post 13/08: Technical Training Centre Supervisor, Ref. No.  2018/06
SALARY : R308 877 per annum (PL2) plus benefits as applicable in the Public Sector
(College appointment)
CENTRE : Esikhawini Campus

N3 qualification inclusive of two languages or NCV level 4 or Matric/Grade 12. A trade tested artisan qualification relevant to the ARTISAN Development training programmes offered at the campus or related civil Engineering qualification. Minimum of 5 years’ relevant industry experience within the construction sector. Minimum of 2 years proven management / supervisory experience. Certified assessor/ moderator, in a relevant trade, with an
appropriate ETQA. This may be obtained after employment. Valid driver’s license. A skills test forms part of the selection process.

KRA: Operational Programme Management: Manage appropriate artisan development and other occupational programmes for the unit: Manage the identification of programme gaps, feasibility assessments and introduction of new, responsive programmes. Drive, in conjunction with the Curriculum Development Manager and Project Manager Artisan Development, a responsive, flexible syllabus based on local needs. Manage new programme decisions and the planning process, including programme accreditation. Drive programme quality systems and processes including assessment, moderation and performance records. Develop and manage the unit’s programme budgets and report on programme performance. Manage the identification and procurement/arrangement of student material, equipment and other resource requirements. Manage contract staff appointments, in line with the unit’s needs analysis, following college procedures. Manage and arrange unit staff interaction with relevant staff from other sites and training centres to enhance occupational programme delivery. Manage the reporting of Artisan Development (learnership/occupational) programme project progress and performance where applicable. Manage project, assigned to the unit, deliverables such as registering of students, signing of contracts and reporting.

KRA: Occupational programme delivery and administration: Manage and oversee the performance and development of unit’s facilitators. Manage the identification of unit’s facilitators’ skills and performance gaps and the proposed interventions. Ensure the implementation of best practice teaching practices across the unit’s programmes (e.g. daily lesson plans/ programme plan). Report to the Academic Board. Oversee occupational student internal registration and administrative processes. Manage training bookings and allocations. Manage training centre administrator’s duties. Manage Training Centre Training officers’ duties. Manage the development and / or the production of classroom handouts, instruction materials, aids, manuals and assessment tools. Participate and lead occupational programme related assessment and moderation processes. Periodically evaluate ongoing programmes to ensure that they reflect any changes required or prescribed. Control the unit’s students’ assessment records of students’ progress and performance.

KRA: Stakeholder Management: Coordinate meetings with all stakeholders, sponsors and clients to provide progress updates. Ensure compliance with partnership process and guidelines. Manage and participate in key customer stakeholder interactions (SETA’s, community forums, local business and local government. Participate in SETA-related curriculum initiatives. Establish and maintain programme-related industry links to ensure programme relevance. Ensure facilitators’ interaction with industry applications, technologies and related job skill requirements. Establish and maintain a database of key related industries/professional bodies and access regular input from these representatives. Identify partnerships regarding programmatic support (e.g. equipment, interns, site visits). Address concerns and issues raised by different stakeholders. Maintain industry and other related partnerships through effective communication.

KRA: Work environment simulation: Manage the identification of work environment simulation needs for each occupational programme/Learnership and approve the plans to address specific requirements including resourcing options. Consolidate simulation options at the college (in collaboration with the Manager Artisan Development). Manage the implementation of systems to monitor the quality of workplace student experience.

KRA: Unit Management: Manage job profiles for all posts in the Unit. Conduct meetings with internal staff and plan and assign work within the Unit. Manage the Unit’s budget and cash flow. Compile the annual operational plan related to the unit. Compile the annual Strategic plan related to the unit. Conduct performance appraisals with Unit staff and arrange and monitor individual development. Drive the establishment and maintenance of records, registers and document management systems for students and facilitators (Training Officers). Manage the unit’s administration of payments of project facilitators (Training Officers) and students. Manage the unit’s objectives.

KRA: Training, learning and assessments: Teach students in classrooms and workshops, providing theory and practical training through lectures, discussions, practical demonstrations and supervision. Prepare lessons (lesson plans) and produce materials such as typed notes, diagrams, patterns and any consumables for the use in teaching. Maintain student attendance registers and produce student progress reports. Monitor and report on students’ engagement and responsiveness to teaching activities. Monitor the provision of resources to engineering stores, libraries and/or access to ICT facilities appropriate to the programme requirements and advise on these requirements. Monitor and prepare relevant training materials and consumables for each course. Comply with new decisions and planning processes of occupational programmes. Comply with programme quality systems and processes including assessment, moderation and performance records. Assess students by setting and marking exams and assignments, and evaluating completed projects. Perform pre-and post-assessment moderations of assessments/ assessment tools. Ensure that work is set and assessed consistently, in line with different teaching principles  and College Assessment policy. Complete all related assessment and moderation administrative records or reports. Maintain all assessment records of student progress and performance.

KRA: Student Guidance and Support:
Provide advice on occupational related career options in typical work scenario. Translate requirements into training that will groom students for the next step in their career path. Support students on an individual basis through academic and/or personal difficulties and liaise with other professionals within the Student Support function, as needed. Mentor students during their training programme. Manage student behaviour in the training venue or other campus premises, applying appropriate measures of misbehaviour or learning disruption.

KRA: Performance Management:
Meet deadlines relating to Supervisees' performance contracts. Meet deadlines relating to Supervisees' Quarterly performance reviews. Meet deadlines relating to Supervisees'annual performance assessments. Ensure that relevant Audit-related actions as per the latest Audit Action Plan are included in Performance agreements (PA’s) of affected staff; Ensure that newly appointed Supervisees are inducted within three (3) months after appointment.

Ensure that Training interventions agreed to in the Personal Development Plans of Supervisees are implemented within the agreed timeframe. Ensure that Key Result Area (KRA's) of Supervisees are aligned to the Department's and College’s Strategic plan, Annual Performance Plan (APP) and Operational plan. Ensure that all funded, filled and unfilled posts within one's area of responsibility are evaluated.Ensure that the Employment Equity profiles of the College are in line with the Employment Equity Plan.


uMfolozi TVET College, HRM&D Unit, Private Bag X5023, Richards Bay 3900


Alternatively, applications can be hand-delivered to the Central Office, Naboomnek, Arboretum, Richards Bay 3900

Applications must be submitted on form Z83 (web site, from schools, colleges and government departments) and must be completed in full and page 2 duly signed.

Clear indication of the post and reference number that is being applied for must be indicated on your Z83 and covering letter. A recent, comprehensive Curriculum Vitae.

Certified copies of all original qualifications (Matric Certificate must also be attached) and academic records, your ID Document and valid driver’s licence (certification must be within the last 3 months).

NonRSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence Permits to their application.

Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

A separate application must be submitted for each post that you are applying for. Late (received after closing date and time), incomplete, emailed and faxed applications will not be considered.

The employer is an equal opportunity affirmative, action employer. The employment decision shall be informed by the Employment Equity Plan of the Department.

It is the Department’s intention to promote equity (race, gender and disability) in the Department through the filling of this post(s) with a candidate whose appointment will promote representatively in line with the numerical targets as contained in our Employment Equity Plan.

The Employer reserves the right not to make an appointment. Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills test. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates.

All short-listed candidates will be subjected to a qualifications and citizen verification; criminal record and financial/asset record checks.

Applicants who have not been invited for an interview within 60 days of the closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.

Kindly note that the following posts:
Campus Manager, Ref No: 2018/001; Curriculum Specialists: NC (V) Business Studies Ref No: 2018/002, Report 191 Business Studies, Ref No: 2018/003, NC (V) Engineering Studies, Ref No: 2018/004 and Report 191 Engineering Studies, Ref No: 2018/005 advertised in circular 05 dated 02 February 2018 with the closing date of 23 February 2018 have been withdrawn. The mentioned posts will be readvertised by the Department of Higher Education and Training.


R308 877 per annum

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