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What are the Costs and What Compensation is Offered of Learnerships?

Learnership Tracking www.learnershiptracking.co.za Learnerships Obviously there are costs associated with training. These include: fees for “off-the job” education and training and the internal costs of providing mentoring and supervision for learners, the assessment of their progress, as well as the learner allowance. However there are incentives to assist in funding learnerships. These take two principal forms: 1. Cash Grants Employers who pay the skills levy can claim cash grants when they provide training. These grants can be used to offset learnership costs. Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) may also…

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Seta Mandatory & Discretionary grant regulations declared invalid 21st Aug. 2015

On 3 December 2012, the SETA Grant Regulations were gazetted (Government Gazette no. 35940). These come into effect on 1 April 2013. There were many major substantial changes in the new regulations and these may have serious implications for skills development in our country. Some of the main changes were: That the mandatory grant to employers is reduced from 50% to 20%. Any unclaimed mandatory grants must be transferred by the 15 August each financial year into the discretionary fund. Discretionary grants will mainly be paid for programmes offered by public FET…

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