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The Account Corporate Magazine :Volume 5 October 2014-March 2015

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: FINANCE SPECIALIST VACANCY:BS01/10/2014

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LEARNERS SHOWCASE MATHS, SCIENCE AND ENGLISH TALENT AT CLUB COMPETITION

Over 100 learners drawn from 10 KwaZulu-Natal high schools gathered on Saturday 2 August 2014 at the University of KwaZulu-Natal to present their Maths, Science and English projects in a bid to secure top honours in the Inkanyezi Project Club Competition.

The Inkanyezi Project is a school support initiative funded by the Zenex Foundation, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and BANKSETA. The project, now in its sixth year, provides selected learners with an intensive academic, mentorship and leadership skills programme. Participating schools have also benefited from teacher development programmes linked to the project.

The Club Competition was conceived by the project organisers as a way to encourage the establishment of Maths, Science and English clubs in the participating schools. Learners are given the task of working in small teams to conduct research projects in science, investigate mathematics beyond the curriculum and develop a dramatic performance piece.

The final competition event, organised on behalf of the funders by the education NGO CASME (Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education), culminates in the awarding of trophies and medals to top achievers with the best teams in each subject category taking home a Mecer 8 inch Tablet.

Learners who have participated in the project competition are encouraged to build on the experience, hone their skills and take these forward to other regional and national competitions.

Competition Winners:

Harding Secondary School - English Effingham Secondary School - Mathematics Ogwini High School -
Physical Science


BANKSETA introduces its new Occupational Certificate for Compliance Officers

There is increasing pressure on the banking and microfinance sector to ensure that their 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.

The responsibility for compliance lies with top management and to achieve this the banking and microfinance sector are increasingly seeking the services of compliance practitioners to advise, support, monitor and control risk-based compliance frameworks.

This occupational certificate qualification provides learners with the necessary knowledge, skills and workplace experience to fulfill this role. It aims to prepare a learner to provide compliance services to assist management to discharge their responsibilities to comply with applicable regulatory requirements. A qualified learner will be able to:

  • Design and implement compliance risk management frameworks
  • Define, assess, maintain and advise on the regulatory universe
  • Develop, facilitate compilation of and review compliance risk management plans
  • Conduct compliance monitoring; and
  • Compile and submit internal and external compliance reports.
Relation of this Curriculum to the Occupation and Qualification Progression (learning pathway)

There are no occupational or discipline specific feeder qualifications. This is the underlying qualification required for a professional development pathway. Learners who obtain this qualification are eligible to become registered Compliance Practitioners. After obtaining more experience in the field and meeting additional professional development requirements they become eligible to write the Board Exam for Compliance Professionals. Compliance Practitioners may articulate horizontally or diagonally to the related fields of Risk Management, Internal Audit or other specific assurance functions such as occupational health and safety.

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.
Requirements:

    • 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 .


TAKE THE PLUNGE TO DEEPEN THE POOL OF EXPERIENCED YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

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.

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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?

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