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BANKSETA introduces its new Occupational Certificate for Compliance Officers

BANKSETA introduces its new Occupational Certificate for Compliance Officers . There is increasing pressure in the sector to ensure that business activities comply with statutes, regulations and standards, both local and international. In addition, the regulatory environment has become more and more complex. As a result, the BANKSETA in partnership with Khulisane Academy have chosen to implement a consolidated and harmonised approach to achieve compliance without overlaps, duplication or wasted resources. We are currently piloting a group of 50 Compliance Officer from various Banks and other Financial Institutions on this brand new Occupational Certificate for Compliance Officers. This occupational certificate qualification provides delegates with the necessary knowledge, skills and workplace experience to fulfill their roles. It aims to prepare delegates to provide compliance services to assist management and to discharge their responsibilities to comply with applicable regulatory requirements. Meet our first 50 cohort below.

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3

For more information, please contact Madeleine Pelzer at madeleinep@bankseta.org.za OR (011) 805 9661.

Doctoral and Post-doctoral funding/Bursaries 2014

The BANKSETA supports innovation and research within the banking industry.
A funding Window is NOW OPEN until 30 August 2014. PhD candidates are encouraged to apply for funding during this period. Late applications would be deferred to the next funding window in December 2014. The following are some of the areas for of interest for the banking sector:

  • Microfinance,
  • Development Finance,
  • Consumer Education,
  • Financial Literacy among others.
Please contact Angie Naidoo at angien@bankseta.org.za or click here to download the application form and click here for guidelines for funding. BANKSETA reserves the right to limit the number of successful applications as dictated by the available amount of funds.

Are you a Prospective Provider?

In order to comply with the regulations of the Public Finance Management Act and to ensure a competitive procurement process, the BANKSETA invites prospective providers of the services/goods as indicated in the category list, to apply for a listing on the BANKSETA Prospective Provider list.

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Discretionary Funding Window Schedule 2014-15

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2013-14 Banking Sector Skills Plan(Banking SSP)

The Banking Sector Skills Plan (SSP) analyses the skills development needs of the banking sector for the period 2012-2016. The SSP initially analyses the context and the profile of the banking sector, including its segmentation. It then presents an analysis of the skills demand in the banking sector, including factors that drive skills shortages in the banking sector. Please click here to download the publication.

2013-14 Inclusive Banking (IB)Sector Skills Plan(SSP)

The skills development initiatives of BANKSETA in the IB sector occur within the context of the goal of the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) III to develop a skilled and capable workforce to support an inclusive growth path.
Please click here to download an updated version of the 2013-2014 Inclusive Banking (IB) Sector Skills Plan (SSP), which outlines the skills development needs of the IB sector for 2014-2015. The update is based on the inaugural IB SSP that was developed in 2012 to highlight the skills needs of the microfinance sector.

Opportunity for Matriculants to study further : funded by BANKSETA in partnership with AAT(SA).

The BANKSETA in conjunction with AAT (SA) is offering unemployed matriculants an opportunity to study, to enrol for the Certificate in Accounting Technician NQF 4 at the Lovedale FET College King William's Town Eastern Cape. If you would like to pursue a career in the field of Accounting, make use of this opportunity and apply.

    • You must be unemployed and be under 30 years of age;
    • Accounting or Mathematics and English as Matric subjects with A, B or C symbols.
    • Classes will be on a full-time basis.

Should you meet these requirements, please apply by contacting  AAT(SA)'s Youmnah Mayet  on: 011 621 6728 or email info@aatsa.org.za .


As follow-on from the BANKSETA CEO's request for the sector to join him to groom a learner from a university or public FET college, the BANKSETA Work Integrated Learning department would like to share its multipronged approach with those employers who would like to become involved in coaching, mentoring and supporting up-and-coming talent in sector.

Please click here for more information

Qualifications Development Applications

Please note that due to the number of applications that need to be managed and evaluated by The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO), applications for qualifications development will not be accepted by the council for a period of six months, and this will be effective from 1 April 2014 to 30 September 2014.

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Are you interested in pursuing a career in banking?

Click here for the career booklet.