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    14 September 2015

    Discretionary Grant Advertisement

    The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA) hereby invites suitable

    employers, stakeholders and interested parties to apply for discretionary grant funding. These grants

    are intended to meet the sector needs as set out in the Sector Skills Plan (SSP), Strategic Plan and the

    priorities outlined in the National Skills Development Strategy III (NSDSIII).

    The allocation of funds is intended for programmes and projects that improve the supply of qualified

    and competent people for scarce and critical skills. Furthermore, it is also intended for programmes

    that include practical and theoretical components that are meaningful for the development of the

    individual and achieve substantial progress towards a qualification. Finally, the allocation of funds is

    intended to provide external mentoring support and training for business owners and learners.

    In this Discretionary Grant window, the Services SETA will be allocating Discretionary Grant funding

    for the following learning interventions*:

    LP01 Learnerships for Unemployed Learners (18.2)

    LP03 Artisans: Apprenticeships and Trade Tests for Unemployed Learners

    LP05 Internships: For learners with HET NQF 5 and Above (Full Qualification)

    LP06 Internships: For learners with FET Part Nated Qualification (N6 only)

    LP07 Internships: For learners with FET Post NCV and Vocational Qualification

    *Please refer to Annexure 1, which is appended to this Advertisement, for definitions and budgets for each learning

    intervention.

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    Who can apply?

    The Services SETA is a public institution and is therefore obliged to avail business and skills

    development training opportunities to all South Africans who meet its requirements. Therefore, all

    stakeholders and role-players* with the requisite capacity and legal good standing may apply for

    Services SETA funded interventions.

    Given the special nature of skills development broadly and with regard to SETAs specifically, the

    Services SETAs discretionary funding is applicable, in the main, to:

    Services SETA Levy paying companies

    Non-levy paying companies in the Services sector

    Services SETA accredited skills development providers (SDPs)

    Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs)

    Community-Based Organisations (CBOs)

    Public Institutions, including public Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

    Colleges;

    Trade Unions associated with the Services SETA and/or in the Services sector

    Other role players in the Services sector

    *Preference will be given to entities that are based in the province applied for, specifically in the geographical focus

    areas mentioned in that province.

    NB:

    1. Where a successful applicant is not an accredited training provider, the appointment of

    an accredited training provider will be handled jointly by that applicant and the Services

    SETA via a Services SETA prescribed process;

    a. Only accredited SDPs, or SDPs who have submitted an application for

    accreditation with the Services SETA in the qualification/trade that learners are

    to be trained in, at the time of application, will be considered for funding. Non

    Services SETA accredited SDPs do not qualify for funding, except if they are

    Services SETA levy payers.

    2. Stakeholders who applied during any previous Discretionary Grant Allocation windows

    are welcome to apply during this new window of funding whether their previous

    applications were successful or not.

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    Budget guidelines

    The Services SETA seeks to regulate the costs of developing learners across its learning programmes.

    This is necessitated by the varying prices that are charged across the industry for the same

    qualifications. As such the Services SETA has provided unit costs per learning intervention to assist

    applicants prepare their budget.

    Funds will not be awarded for

    The Services SETA will not award funds for:

    Projects that have already commenced prior to the approval of the application

    Set-up costs, e.g. start-up costs

    Capital expenditure, e.g. building costs, equipment such as computers, etc.

    Existing operating expenses e.g. salaries of current employees who will undergo training

    Organisational policy development

    Interventions that result only in awareness for participants

    Training of any learners who are being funded through other programmes already.

    Application Process

    The application window will open on 14 September 2015 at 08:00 a.m. and close on 13

    October 2015 at 12:00 a.m. (midnight)

    To register and access the online application form please visit www.serviceseta.org.za

    Applications submitted via email will not be accepted

    No late or incomplete applications will be considered

    The deadline will not be extended

    The Services SETA provincial offices are available to help with information and facilities for

    the lodging of applications

    Mandatory compliance documents*

    In order to be considered for this Discretionary Grant, the following mandatory supporting

    documents need to be completed and submitted with each application:

    Valid Tax Clearance or Exemption Certificate

    Company Registration Documents, including proof of registered place of business

    Proof of Registration (in the case of a Temporary Employment Services Company)

    Declaration of Interest (Form 1b)

    Declaration of Authorised Person (Form 1c)

    Declaration of Employee Consultation (Form 1d)

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    Confirmation of reading Services SETA Discretionary Grant policy (Form 1e)

    Failure to submit any of the documents listed above may lead to the disqualification of the

    application.

    *A checklist indicating the complete list of documents to be submitted by applicants is provided on the

    application website

    Note: The allocation of Discretionary Grant funding is at the sole discretion of Services SETA

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    Specifications of available Discretionary Grant funded projects

    The Services SETA is looking for credible organisations/institutions to partner with in delivering

    targeted skills development interventions. Allocations have been structured into 11 distinct

    programmes, with each programme targeting specific geographical areas within each province. Each

    programme has its own application form. All application forms are available on the Services SETA

    website.

    Organisations/Institutions that wish to apply for learning interventions across multiple programmes

    must complete a separate application form for each programme. All application forms are available

    online on the Services SETA website. The 11 Programmes targeted in this advertisement window are

    listed below:

    Programme Page number

    Gauteng Province: 1. Placement of learners in workplaces

    KwaZulu Natal Province: 1. Placement of learners in workplaces

    Western Cape Province: 1. Placement of learners in workplaces 2. Artisan development

    Eastern Cape Province: 1. Learnerships (New Venture Creation) 2. Artisan development

    North West Province: 1. Learnerships (New Venture Creation)

    Mpumalanga Province: 1. Artisan development

    Limpopo Province: 3. Learnerships (New Venture Creation) 1. Artisan development

    Northern Cape Province: 1. Learnerships (New Venture Creation)

    Free State Province: 4. Learnerships (New Venture Creation) 1. Artisan development

    Greater Karoo: 5. Learnerships (New Venture Creation) 1. Artisan development

    Co-operatives (National): 1. Placement of learners in workplaces

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    Gauteng Province: The programme for Gauteng is aimed at developing the skills of unemployed learners in the province

    through placements with employers who fall within the Services SETA sector. Learners who are

    currently studying to obtain qualifications or who have obtained qualifications that are within the

    Services SETA sector will be funded.

    Organisations/institutions are invited to apply for funding for learners against any of the learning

    interventions listed below:

    1. Placement of learners in workplaces* *Placement of learners may only be with employers that are in the Services SETA sectors.

    Learning Intervention available for

    funding

    Area Qualification area OFO code

    LP05 Internships: For learners with HET

    NQF 5 and Above (Full Qualification)

    Gauteng (all

    areas)

    All Services SETA

    applicable qualifications

    All Services SSETA

    LP06 Internships: For learners with FET

    Part Nated Qualification (N6 only)

    LP07 Internships: For learners with FET

    Post NCV and Vocational Qualification

    KwaZulu Natal Province:

    The programme for KwaZulu Natal is aimed at developing the skills of unemployed learners in the

    province through placements with employers who fall within the Services SETA sector. Learners who

    are currently studying to obtain qualifications or who have obtained qualifications that are within

    the Services SETA sector will be funded.

    Organisations/institutions are invited to apply for funding against three learning interventions listed

    below:

    1. Placement of learners in workplaces

    *Placement of learners may only be with employers th

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