RJM Educational Consulting (Pty) Ltd was registered in 2012 to provide a superior standard of outcomes-based education and training to organisations and funds; as well as their trustees, employees or learners.
All training is aligned to SAQA (the South African Qualifications Authority) registered unit standards and are either structured as comprehensive learnerships or as dedicated skills programmes.
RJM is registered as a training services provider with INSETA – the Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority – and fully subscribes to the high standards set by this organisation. Training services are available at NQF levels 3, 4 and 5 to meet the needs and requirements of all of our valued clients.
All our facilitators are persons with many years of extensive experience in their respective fields of expertise; as well as being accredited assessors with INSETA.
RJM has also been audited, accredited and endorsed as a Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment organization by Marisimo BEE Professional Verifications and Services
(Certificate No: 370/B-BBEE: EME/10/07/2015/MVS).
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Dick joined Southern Life on the 1st of January 1982 as an insurance salesman in Pietermaritzburg but soon moved into management and was branch manager when the Southern Life and Anglo-American Life merged in 1984. This led to a position at Head Office in Cape Town as a training facilitator for the merge project. In 1987 he completed his Fellowship of the Institute of Life and Pensions Advisors examinations and as such is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) with the Financial Planning Institute (FPI). This led to a promotion as manager for advanced legal and technical training in Johannesburg from where he was again promoted to senior legal consultant – broker services in 1989.
Wanting to know more about the financial services industry he left Southern Life in 1991 as marketing support manager at IGI Life but was soon “head-hunted” for the position of national corporate marketing manager at StanGen. In this position he mentored corporate marketing, training, legal services and the employee benefits division. When in 1996 the Insurance Institute of South Africa approached him for assistance in increasing the knowledge of South Africans working in the financial services industry he gladly accepted and wrote most of their distance learning material as manager for research and development – life and employee benefits. The course material is now still in use at UNISA (although it’s obviously been updated since then).
Wanting to provide training services directly to the public Dick left the IISA in 2002 to start on his own as a training provider – a step that led to the creation of RJM.
In his personal capacity Dick is an accredited assessor and moderator with INSETA.
Karen Broeke is an accredited assessor with INSETA, competent to assess PC skills programs (for which she has a qualification from Damelin) as well as basic numeracy, literacy and communication skills – all of which she has studied post-grade 12 on a distance learning basis. She also has her Certificate of Proficiency (Short-term Insurance) from the College of Insurance and is competent to facilitate learning on this subject at level 3. Karen completed her assessor training in 2004 and is a registered assessor with INSETA.
Lindy Wingrove-Gibson completed her Bachelor at Law degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1997 and after having completed her articles was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court in 2001. Having decided that she would rather pursue a career in the financial services industry she joined Old Mutual’s Wealth Management Division shortly after this as a financial consultant – providing a professional service to her clients in the areas of retirement, investment and estate planning. In 2003 Lindy moved to mCubed’s employee benefits division where she headed up their legal and compliance department. Whilst at mCubed she continued the development of her extensive knowledge and completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning,