About Simon Coetzee
Project fire fighter @ Making TVET work...curriculum and qualification development, instructional design, school to work transition, industry linkage, entrepreneurship, qualifications framework development, governance policy development, ISO implementation, training QMS development
Simon Coetzee is a published author on skills development (Butterworths, 2000) with more than 25 years’ experience in the fields of training and development. He has trained more than 40,000 students and professionals in 8 countries.
Simon has established more than 18 training facilities and Technical and Vocational Education & Training (TVET) colleges in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Nigeria, including a centre of excellence and trade test centres. He has developed more than 1,000 training manuals covering occupations in a range of industries.
He is a qualified ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 auditor and an accomplished curriculum design and instructional design expert.
Simon’s passion lies in developing systems and individuals to make a difference through the delivery of world class training and assessment materials and facilitating school to work transitional relationships. He has led on the development of curricula, qualifications, teaching, learning and assessment materials in South Africa, Nigeria, Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Bangladesh, Malawi and Iraq and has developed curricula in the petrochemical, timber, stainless steel, transport, construction, agriculture, food and beverage and motor and retail sectors.
He was instrumental in bringing about significant gender reform in the management division of a large construction company, resulting in women holding 40% of posts at foreman/supervisor level and 30% at trade level in a workforce of more than 2,000.
Simon has spent the last five years working on international development projects in Nigeria, Bangladesh, Kenya, Malawi and Iraq.