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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

SPECIALIST: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT – BS01/07/2017

The BANKSETA has a vacancy for a Specialist in Supply Chain Management. Please click here to download the advertisement.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 08 August 2017 at 16h30.

Kindly direct all applications for the vacancy to specialistscm@bankseta.org.za

Enquiries can be sent to:silindilez@bankseta.org.za

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2017 Discretionary Grants and Projects for Employers in the Banking and Microfinance Sector

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

SPECIALIST: WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING: REFERENCE NUMBER – BS01/02/2017

The BANKSETA has an existing vacancy for a Specialist in the Work Integrated Learning Department. Please click here to download the advertisement. the closing date for applications is friday, 3 march by midnight. kindly direct all applications for the specialist work integrated learning vacancy to WILspecialist@bankseta.org.za

Enquiries can be sent to: silindileb@bankseta.org.za


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SEEKING SOLUTIONS IN AFRICA, IEDP RESEARCH AND BENCHMARKING AT ITS BEST

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY :

SPECIALIST : WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING: REFERENCE NUMBER – BS01/02/2017

The BANKSETA has an existing vacancy for a Specialist in the Work Integrated Learning Department. Please click here to download the advertisement. The closing date for applications is Friday, 3 March by midnight. Kindly direct all applications for the Specialist: Work Integrated Learning vacancy to WILspecialist@bankseta.org.za

Enquiries can be sent to: silindileb@bankseta.org.za



 Click here for the document.


FINAL CALL FOR BURSARY APPLICATIONS: Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Research Funding

10 Bursaries Available for PhD Candidates
Minimum Funding Value: R25 000.00 to R50 000.00 per annum
Maximum Funding Value: R200 000.00 or four Years
Application deadline: 31 March 2017



 Click here to download the FUNDING GUIDELINES.
 Click here to download the Phd Funding Application form 2016_17.


WSP/ATR System Now Open!!!

We are pleased to announce that the BANKSETA MIS is now open for the capturing of Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report. The closing date for submission of WSP/ATR is 30th April 2017, Kindly note that NO late submissions will be allowed, the MIS System will automatically reject your submission if it is late.



All Skills Development Facilitators who have not received the access to the system are required to register online and link and their SDF profiles to their respective organisations before accessing the WSP/ATR forms. The system can be accessed through www.banksetamis.org.za . the sdfs will be only be able to access the forms once their sdf application has been approved by BANKSETA.

For more information, please contact Sifiso Mnguni at BANKSETA on 011 805 9661


Fake BANKSETA Learnerships and Bursaries circulating on social Media.

The BANKSETA would like to alert members of the public about incorrect/fake information about learnership opportunities and bursaries circulating on social media. Please be informed that the BANKSETA has not advertised learnership opportunities and in the event that there is such opportunities, the advert will be posted on the BANKSETA website, social media platforms belonging to the BANKSETA. Our partners in the education sector will be provided with the information for posting only after such has been made public by the BANKSETA. Don’t fall to the fake new circulating.







KUYASA AND LETSEMA GRADUATION CEREMONIES 2017

REGION DATE PROGRAMME TIME
Bloemfontein 15 February Letsema 11:00 am
Klerksdorp 16 February Letsema 11:00 am
Cape Town 20 February Kuyasa and Letsema 11:00 am
Port Elizabeth 21 February Letsema 11:00 am
East London 22 February Letsema 11:00 am
Durban 23 February Kuyasa and Letsema 11:00 am
Nelspruit 27 February Letsema 11:00 am
Polokwane 28 February Letsema 11:00 am
Pretoria 01 March Kuyasa and Letsema 11:00 am
Johannesburg 01 March Kuyasa and Letsema 11:00 am



2016 SKILLS@WORK WINNERS

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2017/18 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 2017-18 sector skills plan (ssp)




AUDIT & RISK COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON

The BANKSETA requires a suitably qualified independent person with experience in a variety of disciplines to serve as an independent Chairperson of the BANKSETA Audit and Risk Committee, as required in terms of Section 77 of the Public Finance Management Act, Act No 1 of 1999, as amended. The Audit and Risk Committee is an oversight body which operates and discharges its duties in accordance with Section 27.1 of the Treasury Regulations.





ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND EMPLOYER FORUM MEETING

Dear valued stakeholders, you are invited to attend the 2016 Annual General Meeting and Employer General Meeting that will take place in Johannesburg on Friday,25th November 2016.

Please click here for the invitation. Kindly RSVP before Friday,18th November 2016.



BANKSETA’s commitment to South African youth and its future

BANKSETA is a statutory body established through the Skills Development Act of 1998. The organisation’s role is to formulate innovative projects and interventions that meet the skills needs of the sector, enabling stakeholders to advance the national and global position of the broader banking and microfinance industry.

The BANKSETA has implemented learning programmes targeting the unemployed youth. The learnership programmes are called Letsema for post matriculants and Kuyasa for post graduates. This programme is the banking sector’s commitment to the financial service charter and the national skills development strategy. The programme’s provides the youth with a formal qualification pegged at NQF level 5 plus the practical experience in the Banking and Microfinance sector.

The Banking and Microfinance sector plays a significant role in ensuring that our youth is provided with platforms to learn and acquire workplace experience. To-date the programme has successfully placed Twelve Thousand and One hundred and Eight Three (12183) learners into the two programmes. The completion rate 80% and has an average of over 72% employment rate. This year as we commemorate youth month the BANKSETA has placed five hundred and ninety eighty (598) young people under its Letsema and Kuyasa programme. The BANKSETA in addition funds unemployed youth through PIVOTAL funding and Higher Education Funding. With the sector and various stakeholder the organisation under through PIVOTAL funding is creating opportunity of learning to more than 3000 youth across the country.

The BANKSETA continues to engage with and strengthen its collaboration with industry partners in the education, Banking and Microfinance sector in an effort to address both national and sector specific needs. The organisation’s continued success is largely as a result of the partnerships and the support from the various stakeholders who have continued to drive the skills development agenda throughout the years.

The BANKSETA’s mandate extends to providing support to public Higher Education Institutions, such as Universities, Universities of Technology and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions. The driver behind this engagement is the development of local skills for local opportunities. Some interventions include providing full bursaries targeting scarce and critical skills (such as accounting, actuarial science, information technology), formal work-integrated learning and/or soft skills interventions and lecturer support, to mention a few. Other partnership agreements entail supporting several TVETs and UoTs with work integrated learning funding to pay for student stipends; thus facilitating a smoother transition for new entrants to the requirements of the world of work.


Dear Valued Stakeholder,

BANKSETA is pleased to open another Small Medium Enterprise funding window from the 22nd of June 2016 - 18th of July 2016.This funding window is open to all Small and Micro Enterprises and Cooperative Financial Institutions that are up to date with their 2016 Workplace Skills Planning (WSP & ATR) submissions.



All applications should be submitted to Mabel Lenyai at mabell@bankseta.org.za by 18 July 2016. Please find attached, the application form, learner details form and guidelines. Kindly note that late applications received after the closing date will not be considered for funding.



Should you wish to know more information on the funding window, please feel free to contact Mabel Lenyai on 011-805 9661.



Click here for Funding Window Application Form.
Click here for Learner Details Form.
Click here for more information.



BANKSETA – GUARANTEE TRUST WORK-READINESS PROGRAMME LEARNERSHIP

The BANKSETA in partnership with Guarantee Trust is currently recruiting unemployed matriculants for the Work-Readiness Programme in assisting youth with work-ready skills within the Banking and Microfinance Sector.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Matric Certificate (English and Mathematics or Maths Literacy)
  • Identity Copy
  • Closing Date: 30 June 2016
  • Allowances: Transport fees, breakfast and lunch for the duration of the training

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT GUARANTEE TRUST:

Johannesburg - 011 205 0550
Durban - 031 301 2744
Cape Town - 021 948 2225
Bloemfontein - 051 430 0263
Email - matric@guarantee.co.za
Website - www.bankseta.org.za


Notice to all BANKSETA Stakeholders

For the latest update on the SETA Grant Regulations Click here


Funding for Training Providers to facilitate and implement additional Maths, Science, English Language, Computer/IT and Accounting classes for Grade 11 and/or Grade 1 learners at rural schools.

Funding Guidelines, Click here for more information.

Funding Application Form, Click here for more information.


Workplace Skills Plans (WSP) & Annual Training Reports (ATR) submissions are NOW OPEN!!!

The BANKSETA Management Information System (MIS) is live for the capturing of Workplace Skills Plans and Annual Training Reports.

The closing date for submissions of WSP/ATR is Saturday, 30 April 2016, Kindly note that NO late submissions will be accepted, the MIS System will automatically reject your submission if it is late.

All Skills Development Facilitators are required to register online and link and their SDF profiles to their respective organisations before accessing the WSP/ATR forms. The system can be accessed through www.banksetamis.org.za . The SDFs will only be able to access the forms once their SDF application has been approved by the BANKSETA. Please click here to access the training manual and WSP/ATR guidelines.

For more information, please contact the BANKSETA's Skills Development Department on 011 805 9661




BANKSETA PROGRAMMES

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Make every workplace a training space

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Tele-communication Downtime – 5th February 2016

BANKSETA is currently embarking on upgrading the tele-communication system. This process requires the organisation's telephone lines to shut down for three (3) hours.

Kindly be informed that this process will be carried out on Friday 5th February 2016.

Time: 10:00 am – 13:00 pm.

During this period you can contact the BANKSETA Call Centre on 086 102 0002 or click here to contact BANKSETA representatives through email communication.

The upgrade will improve BANKSETA services to you.


Entrepreneur Awards Certificate by BANKSETA – Inclusive Banking programme.

Please click here for the document.

Funding window for NGO Training Provider (s) to conduct Consumer Education Workshops in rural areas

BANKSETA seeks to appoint a suitably qualified training provider who is located in South Africa to
facilitate training of Consumer Education Material to consumers in rural areas in one or more
provinces in South Africa.

The Funding Window  will open on 27 January 2016 and closes on 12 February 2016.

Please click here to access the guidelines for Consumer Education Project - Phase 2

All applications are to be submitted on the prescribed application form, please click here to access the form.Completed forms must be emailed to zaheedah@bankseta.org.za and copy madeleinep@bankseta.org.za.





Fraudulent Letsema and Kuyasa learnership application forms

Dear valued stakeholders , please note that there are fraudulent Letsema and Kuyasa application forms that are being circulated nationally. The application forms state that there are costs involved prior to the submission. Please be informed that the Banking Sector Education and Training Authority as well as Kelly Recruitment do not require any financial contribution from prospective applicants.

Please click here to download the fraudulent forms for your information. We urge you not to respond to the advertisements from this company or any other as the BANKSETA Letsema and Kuyasa learnership programme recruitment is currently closed until later in the year. The genuine application forms will be posted on the BANKSETA and Kelly Recruitrment websites.


The extension of public comments document on the proposal for the new  National Skills Development Strategy and the SETAs landscape within the context of the Integrated and Differentiated Post-School Education and Training System issued in the Government Notice No.39386 on the   10th  December  2015.

Please click here for the document.

Changes in the SETA Landscape and Call for Comments:


Dear Valued Stakeholders,

The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr. Blade Nzimande recently gazetted important Notices that impact on the skills development landscape. On the 6 October 2015, the Re-establishment of SETAs and the Extension of the NSDS was released and can be downloaded here. The Minister also extended the Accounting Authorities of SETAs with a government Gazette that may be accessed here.

On 10 November 2015, the new NSDS and SETA Landscape was released for public comment please click here, BANKSETA plans on submitting a consolidated feedback report on behalf of the banking and inclusive banking sector.  Input from all stakeholders will be collated into this report for submission before the due date.  Please click here to download the discussion document as well as the presentation made at the BANKSETA Information Sessions.  BANKSETA welcomes comments and recommendations from employers, learners, training providers, associations and all other relevant role-players. 

Feedback can be provided using the feedback form that can be downloaded here.  The last date for feedback is 08 February 2016. 

For further information or clarity, please contact the General Manager:  Operations Ms Christine Fritz on 011 805 9961 or Christinef@bankseta.org.za

We thank you for your participation and commitment in shaping the future model for developing skills.





2015 BANKSETA Annual General Meeting Presentation

For more information, please click here.






The Department of Higher Education and Training  Promulgation on the Extension of the National Skills Development Strategy III for a period of two years- (2016-2018)

The Department of Higher Education and Training  Promulgation on the Extension of the National Skills Development Strategy III for a period of two years- (2016-2018) by the Honourable Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande as published on   06 October 2015 in  the Government Gazette 39263,No-925 :Volume 604.Please visit www.gpwonline.co.za for more information.

Please click here for the notice details.


CONSUMER EDUCATION MATERIAL

The Banking Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA)   in partnership with The Banking Association South Africa (BASA) and Micro Finance South Africa (MFSA), Large Non-Bank Lenders Association (LNBLA), National Motor Financiers Association  (NMFA),  National Clothing Retail Federation of South Africa (NCRF) and the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA)  have identified a clear need to improve the level of consumer credit education in South Africa. Consumer credit education material has been developed that can be used by the industry in their consumer engagement and education strategies, to assist in educating consumers about responsible borrowing behaviour.

BANKSETA, in partnership with the above-mentioned institutions is taking a role of educating the South Africa general public and in particular, consumers of credit about proper financial management skills and of the risks and benefits associated with credit.

The aim is to create  awareness of this initiative with stakeholders and the credit providers in terms of the implementation and roll-out of this consumer education content.

Please click on the  BANKSETA offerings section  to access the material.


Dear BANKSETA employers,

Kindly note that the Indicium system has now been phased-out and going forward BANKSETA will be using the RemoteNet MIS system.
As part of the MIS system phased in approach we will be making the necessary changes to the Skills Module and this will be completed in time for our annual information sessions with employers to prepare for the April 2016 WSP/ATR Submission date. The Information Sessions is planned for November 2015 and invitations will be sent out shortly.

Kindly contact Sifiso Mnguni on 011 805 9661 should you have any enquiries regarding this.

Regards,
BANKSETA


BANKSETA Anti- Fraud Hotline update

Dear valued stakeholders, please  take note of the change of contact information for the BANKSETA anti-fraud hotline.

The new contact details are as follows:
FreeFax: 0800 00 77 88
Email: antifraud2017@bankseta.org.za
FreePost: KZN 138, Umhlanga Rocks, 4320
Website: www.tip-offs.com


LETSEMA POST-MATRIC AND KUYASA POST- GRADUATE LEARNERSHIPS RECRUITMENT NOW OPEN!!!!

Download the advertisements for more information on the requirements and closing date for the submission of applications.

To download the Letsema Learnership Programme advertisement click here and to download the application form, click here.
To download the Kuyasa Learnership Programme advertisement click here and to download the application form click here.


BANKSETA is investing R68 million in the UNIVEN capacity building project

BANKSETA successfully launched a capacity building project at the University of Venda (UNIVEN) on 17 July 2015. The project is aimed at ensuring that UNIVEN receives the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) accreditation. Please click here for the press release


BANKSETA 2015 Letsema and Kuyasa Learnerships

Dear valued stakeholders,

Please be advised that  the BANKSETA 2015 Letsema and Kuyasa learnership programmes recruitment process starts on Monday, 20 July 2015 for the 2016  learner placement.

The advertisement and application forms will be available  on the website  and on  www.kelly.co.za to download. Website on Monday, 20 July 2015.

The closing date for the submission of application forms and all other relevant documentation is Friday, 28 August 2015 by close of business day.

Below are the publications we will advertise in and the placement dates.


ADVERTISING SCHEDULE

REGION

PUBLICATION

PLACEMENT DATE

GAUTENG

Star Workplace

30 July 2015

PRETORIA

Pretoria News

30 July 2015

DURBAN

Daily News

30 July 2015

CAPE TOWN

Cape Times

28 July 2015

PORT ELIZABETH

EP Herald

28 July 2015

EAST LONDON

Dispatch

28 July 2015

KLERKSDORP

Klerksdorp Record

29 July 2015

POLOKWANE

Weekend Review

29 July 2015

NELSPRUIT

Lowvelder

29 July 2015

Please note that applications forms are to be submitted to the regional Kelly Recruitment Offices as per the information on the application forms. Please share this information with as many of the citizens as possible….

 


BANKSETA Moving to a New MIS - RemoteNet

Dear Stakeholders,

In line with public sector legislation, the BANKSETA went out to market for a Management Information System (MIS) as the current Deloitte Indicium contract was due to expire. The tender was awarded to RemoteNet who runs a system also called RemoteNet. The RemoteNet's system is technically sound, caters for all the functions the BANKSETA needs and has been in use within SETAs for a number of years.

The BANKSETA therefore embarked on a Management Information System (MIS) change over project to implement the RemoteNet system by 31 August 2015.

Training on use of the new system will be provided for all

  1. levy payers during February and March 2016 before WSP submissions, and
  2. training providers during July and August 2015. Communication regarding the training providers training schedule will be communicated directly to the training providers by the Quality Management division and will be implemented in Gauteng, Kwa Zulu Natal and the Western Cape.
The Indicium system will continue to run until 31 August 2015.

Please feel free to contact your usual Project Manager or the BANKSETA IT Manager, Mr. Moyahabo Mohlabeng on 011 805 9661, should you need any further information on this.

Regards
BANKSETA





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

Please click here to read the publication

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.


 

note that the 2015-16 PIVOTAL Grant Funding Window is  now open and downloadable documents are below:

To download the PIVOTAL Grants Funding Guidelines, please click here
To download the Quality Management Plan, please click here
To download the PIVOTAL Annexure A, please click here
To download the PIVOTAL Priority Sheet, please click here
To download the PIVOTAL Application Form for Masters and Executive Bursaries, please click here
To download the PIVOTAL Application Form for Internships, Work Readiness and Work –Based Experience programmes,please click here
To download the PIVOTAL Application Form for Learnerships, please click here


SME Funding Window Now Open

BANKSETA invites all employers who submitted their 2017 WSP/ATRs to participate in the 2017 SME Funding Window. The funding window is open until 3 July 2017. Kindly ensure that your applicaton is accompanies with the following documents:

  • Complete and signed application forms.
  • Certified learner ID copies.
  • Quotations which are inclusive of VAT.
  • Proof of accreditation or registration with professional body.
  • List of Learners on the learner details template.

Please click here to access the application forms and other related documents. Should you need any clarity on the programmes that are linked to each priority please send an email to smefunding2017@bankseta.org.za or contact Mabel Lenyai on 011 805 9661.


PIVOTAL Grant Funding Window


The PIVOTAL Grant Funding Window invitation and guidelines has been sent to all qualifying BANKSETA registered employers. Kindly check with the Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) of your organisation.


A VIRTUAL EDUCATION FOR CAREER GROWTH

   I studied for a BCom Accounting at the University of Johannesburg, having relocated from KwaZulu-Natal to complete    the qualification. Obtaining my degree required a lot of hard work and sacrifices, and it took me four years. It was also    difficult financially but because I needed to be independent financially, I had to perserve.


   I was very excited after obtaining ny degree and I returned home afterwards to look for employment. My excitement    soon changed to frustration as I tried all avenues to find a job including applying on companies’ websites and going to    recruitment agencies. One day, while searching for jobs in the banking sector on a website, I came across an    advertisement from Guarantee Trust about its banking programme. I had nothing to lose so I applied and went through    the whole recruitment and interview process. I was impressed with what the programme had to offer in that it trains and    prepares a person for the workplace, and assist with work placement. I also learnt that the programme is funded by the    BANKSETA.


During the six months’ training, there were plenty of good times and we were taught many relevant things. The exercises that really stood out for me were the communication drills which taught me about how to maintain composure at all times no matter how stressful the situation. Some of the drills included dealing with difficult customers and we were taught how to manage such interactions. The programme also taught me how to dress professionally. This section was a revelation for me because I assumed that I had always dressed appropriately, only to find out the errors of my ways.


Ceo's bemoan lack of skills

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Essential for all Business

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How far we've come, how far to go

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Bankseta moves to bolster University of Venda’s accounting sciences capacity

The statutory body responsible for skills development and support in the banking sector was investing R68-million in a capacity building project of the University of Venda (UniVen), Bankseta company secretary Caroline King announced at a media event in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, earlier this month.
Bankseta moves to bolster University of Venda s accounting sciences capacity The statutory body responsible for skills development and support... Click here for more


Get business skills at course

100 entrepreneurs will be selected countrywide to participate in this fully-funded BankSeta programme, of which 20 delegates will be selected for Cape
...entrepreneurs will be selected countrywide to participate in this fully-funded BankSeta programme, of which 20 delegates will be selected for Cape Town click here for more


R68 million invested in building project

BankSeta will be investing R68-million into the capacity building project of the University of Venda (UNIVEN).
R68 million invested in building project BankSeta will be investing R68-million into the capacity building project of the University of Venda... click here for more


More accountants can help charter transformation - Nxasana

Comment By: News24 Correspondent 10 minutes ago Thohoyandou - Outgoing FirstRand Limited CEO Sizwe Nxasana believes that South Africa can change and transform the future of Africa by increasing its number of chartered accountants.
...member. The capacity building project is part of Saica s Thuthuka project. BankSeta is funding the project to the tune of R68m until 2017. The Thuthuka... click here for more


R68 million invested in the UNIVEN capacity building project

BANKSETA will be investing R68-million into the capacity building project of the University of Venda (UNIVEN).
R68 million invested in the UNIVEN capacity building project - BANKSETA will be investing R68-million into the capacity building project of the... click here for more


Skills for profitable business

The second annual Programme in Entrepreneurship Skills (PES) is taking place at Intaka Island, Century City from 22 July. The aim of the PES is to assist existing small business owners to acquire the necessary management skills to operate profitable business operations.
...will be selected countrywide to participate in this fully-funded BankSeta programme, of which twenty delegates will be selected for Cape Town click here for more


Building national pride using education as a tool

‘Nation-building is the process whereby a society with diverse origins, histories, languages, cultures and religions come together within the boundaries of a sovereign state with a unified constitutional and legal dispensation, a national public education system, an integrated national economy,
...structure. AAT(SA) works closely with partners such as Bankseta to provide the country with critical financial skills using TVET colleges as... click here for more


Financial markets Programme Bearing Fruit

'The BANKSETA programme gave me sound ground knowledge of the financial markets, an opportunity I am highly grateful for'. Luzuko Mrwebo Graduate Stock Broker Trainee
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Paper title: Application of credit transfer systems: workplace to FET and HET to FET
Author: Dr Karen Deller
Institution: Chartall Business College
Contact details: karen@chartall.co.za / 082 459 2642
Conference theme: Inclusivity & articulation
Four key words: workplace to FET credit transfer



Introduction

Recent years have seen the introduction of legislation aimed at protecting the consumer in South Africa.  Two large business sectors, with thousands of employees each, have been affected by this type of legislation – the first was the financial advisory sector (with the Financial Advisory and Intermediaries Act (FAIS) 2002) which was estimated to employ 75 000 people; and the second was the property sector (the Estate Agency Affairs Board Act (EAAB) 2008) which was estimated to employ 80 000 people at the time the Act was introduced.  Both sectors typically had no formal qualification requirement for new recruits and both sectors introduced minimum qualifications as a means to professionalise their sectors. 

In both industries existing employees at the point of legislation held a wide range of non-sector specific qualifications - from standard 8, to matric, to degrees and diplomas.  Both sectors made the decision to recognise certain existing qualifications for some form of exemption from the legislated minimum qualifications. 

In the financial services sector the INSETA introduced an exemption matrix and in the property sector the EAAB did the same.  More recently, the BANKSETA has introduced a credit accumulation and transfer system (CAT) to recognise non-accredited (but formally delivered and assessed) internal employer training.  This research examines the role of these exemption and CAT systems in providing alternative access for both employees and new recruits in each sector.  It explores the role that these CAT systems can play in bringing people outside the formal education system into the mainstream, credentialed and recognised system.  It also looks at the value these systems have when it comes to saving jobs and maximising training spend in times of compliance-led training delivery. 

Definitions

The following definitions and observations are quoted from the SAQA Bulletin 9, 2 September 2006:

  • Credit is the quantified recognition of verified achievement of learning outcomes at a specific level of performance.  It represents a particular volume of learning (linked to notional time in South Africa).
  • Credit accumulation is the totalling of (general) credits required to complete a qualification or a part of a qualification that is usually limited to specific programmes, often within a particular institution. 
  • Credit transfer is the vertical or horizontal relocation of (specific) credits towards a qualification or part qualification on the same or higher level that usually takes place between programmes, often between different institutions.
  • A credit accumulation and transfer (CAT) system is an arrangement wherein the diverse features of both credit accumulation and credit transfer are combined to enable lifelong learning. CAT systems depend on the development of communities of trust where there is mutual acceptance of quality assurance processes.

The EAAB credit transfer process

In terms of the EAAB Act, principals needed to earn the National Certificate in Real Estate (NQF 5) and agents needed to earn the Further Education & Training Certificate in Real Estate (NQF 4).  While many in the sector had only a school leaving certificate (or lower), there was about 20% who held a degree, diploma or some other industry-specific formal qualification. 

The degrees and diplomas were treated for full exemption from the EAAB’s qualification requirements if they had some subjects in common with real estate and business (e.g. law, finance, marketing, property, management, etc.).  With the non-industry specific whole qualifications and the short property-specific qualifications the approach involved acquiring the course content and mapping this to the two EAAB specified qualifications. 

This resulted in an exemption or credit transfer matrix which allowed holders of these non-industry specific and short courses to apply for exemption from particular unit standards in the EAAB specified qualifications using the principle of credit transfer of credits already achieved in other programmes.  The process for credit transfer was tightly managed by the EAAB through accredited providers and the rules were clearly articulated (for example, credit transfer was only awarded if the person completed the full qualification).  Providers reviewed the applicants qualifications/partial qualifications, matched them using the industry-approved matrix and either recommended full exemption to the EAAB or partial exemption using a credit transfer model.  In the case of credit transfer the learner then went on to complete the full qualification via either recognition of prior learning or classroom training.

Although national statistics are difficult to quantify, one large provider processed applications for full exemption/partial credit transfer vs requests for full qualification assessment in a ratio of 1:3.  So around 30% of this providers’ learners applied for full exemption or credit transfer.  Assuming this is typical of the sector as a whole (and accepting the EAAB’s revised employment data of 40 000 in the sector) we can estimate that approximately 12 000 people were able to make use of the credit transfer system. 

Given that the average cost of the RPL process in the sector was R9 000 per person (this is the amount that the SERVICES SETA paid for this purpose and although not all made its way to the provider it is the value placed on it by the SETA) this amounts to a saving of some R108 m.  The average time taken to complete a full portfolio (for a dedicated, real RPL candidate) was determined to be 80 hours – which, if multiplied by the number of credit transfer candidates results in a total saving of 960 000 man-hours.

These savings are significant.  For the individual credit transfer candidate the benefit was time and money saving, along with a faster-than-average attainment of the regulatory qualification which allowed them to become more competitive in the market.  For the employer the benefit was qualified (and therefore regulatory compliant) staff in a faster time period at negligible cost. 

The BANKSETA credit accumulation and transfer (CAT) process

BANKSETA has long recognised that the banks are large employers who deliver on-going training to their staff.  The BANKSETA sector skills plan (SSP) update for 2009/2010 states: “the banking sector’s investment in training and development far exceeds the skills development levy”.  Specifically, the BANKSETA SSP reports that the sector employed some 154 000 people in 2008 and spent R 821 280 604 on training (an average of R 5 332.99 training spend per person for the year).  The BANKSETA paid out R298 592 000 in employer grants and projects for the period (2008/2009) indicating that employers funded at least R 522 688 604 worth of training themselves (an average of R3 394 per person).

Most of the training provided by the employers covered areas of compliance, customer interface, management and leadership skills, specialist financial skills , information technology, and back office process and support skills (BANKSETA SSP 2009/2010).  However, much of the internal training delivered by the employers was not unit standard aligned, rather it was aligned to the just-in-time needs of the product and services in this highly competitive business sector (although most of the banks are BANKSETA accredited providers – so they do have the disciplines of formal provision in place).

The Financial Services Board (FSB) regulations demand that certain categories of employees be qualified and the FSB has gazetted a list of qualifications that they consider fit and proper for each category of adviser and financial product (Financial Advisory and Intermediary {FAIS}Act 37 of 2002 and Board Notice 44 of 2010).  While the formal qualifications levels in the sector are high (80% are reported to have at least an NQF 4 qualification according the BANKSETA SSP quoted above), the sector felt it would benefit from a credit accumulation and transfer system (CAT) to provide a mechanism for the accumulation and portability of credit for the short courses delivered by each employer.

Broadly, the process involved a full analysis of the non-unit standard aligned internal courses offered (and assessed) by each bank and a mapping of this material to unit standards in BANKSETA accredited qualifications at NQF 4 and NQF 5.  The result was a credit accumulation & transfer matrix that allowed learners to enrol on a BANKSETA qualification and transfer credits from the workplace training that they had completed over the years.

As with the EAAB process, BANKSETA set rules to govern the application of the credit transfers (for example, learners had to complete at least 30 core/elective credits via traditional training or RPL – they could not apply for full exemption based on credit transfer and they could only earn the credits if they completed the full qualification; credits could also only be transferred once to one qualification). 

The BANKSETA credit transfer process is still in its infancy and learners are only now starting to enrol and apply for credits citing internal courses completed.  This process will be researched to assess its effectiveness and the results will be collated into a paper.

Paper title: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): a catalyst for skills, knowledge and employability
Author: Dr Karen Deller
Institution: Chartall Business College
Contact details: karen@chartall.co.za / 082 459 2642


The Bank Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA) appointed Chartall Business College to manage the implementation of its Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) projects.

Under the project, employers in the sector may apply to have their internal courses mapped to part qualifications for the purposes of earning exemption from selected part qualifications (this, broadly, is the CAT process).  The outcome of this alignment is that employees who have completed internal courses may apply to be exempt from the matched part qualifications on condition that they complete the balance of a qualification. 

The project is a two-year project.  At the time of writing this abstract over 1000 employees in the sector had engaged with the credit transfer process and been awarded exemptions for matched part qualifications.  Most of them then embarked upon the RPL process to complete their full qualification using one of three delivery methods:

First, it appears to work best for large groups with the same part qualifications to complete in order to achieve the full qualification (e.g. direct sales agents who have all completed the same internal training and therefore have the same part qualifications to complete to earn the full qualification).

Face-to-face sessions were scheduled to assist employees to RPL the remaining part qualifications and the portfolios can then be completed in class.  The advantage of this approach is higher portfolio submission rates and higher first-time competency rates, and completing the qualification in a short period of time. The disadvantage is that groups of people are out of the workplace for a number of days.

Second, the use of electronic assessment-only  is best suited where people from different job classes are enrolled on the project and where there is little overlap between part qualifications that need to be completed towards the full qualifications.  Also, these people need to be self-motivated and highly knowledgeable and literate.

This model is web and email based.  Learners complete their assessments electronically using Chartall Business College’s custom designed e-portfolio system.  Employees are completing different assessments - so there is little opportunity for class interaction - but there is individual support-on-demand via instant messaging and phone. The advantage of this method is minimal disruption to productivity. The disadvantage is lower portfolio submission rates and lower first-time competency rates; and it takes longer to complete the qualification.

Third, e-learning is best suited where people from different job classes are enrolled on the project and where there is little overlap between part qualifications that need to be completed towards the full qualifications. But here people are less knowledgeable (but still self-motivated).

In this model there is structured e-learning support for each part qualification supported by paper-based or electronic assessment, depending on the business needs. The advantage is less disruption to productivity (but e-learning may need to be viewed during working hours – but this does not need to be synchronous). The disadvantage is moderately lower portfolio submission rates and moderately lower first-time competency rates, and the time it takes to complete the qualification can be controlled better than the pure assessment model described as the second model above.

The presentation will describe and compare the three delivery methods, looking at which worked best for different employers and employees.  The participation of the unemployed is also explored – using simulations and role plays in addition to generic policies and processes.

For more information on this research, contact Dr Karen Deller:

Cell:     082 459 2642
Email:  karen@chartall.co.za


The Microfinance Review 2013:

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


SPECIALIST: RESEARCH: REFERENCE NUMBER – BS02/01/2016

The BANKSETA has an existing vacancy for a Specialist in the Research Department.
Please click here to download the advertisement.
The closing date for applications is Thursday, 18 February 2016 by midnight.
Kindly direct all applications for the Specialist: Research vacancy to research@bankseta.org.za
Enquiries can be sent to: silindileb@bankseta.org.za


2 X SPECIALISTS: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: REFERENCE NUMBER – BS01/02/2016

The BANKSETA has an existing vacancy for a Specialist in the Supply Chain Management Department.
Please click here to download the advertisement.
The closing date for applications is Thursday, 18 February 2016 by midnight.
Kindly direct all applications for the Specialist: Research vacancy to specialistscm@bankseta.org.za

Enquiries can be sent to: silindileb@bankseta.org.za

SPECIALIST: YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: REFERENCE NUMBER –  BS01/01/2016

The BANKSETA has an existing vacancy for a Specialist in the Youth Development Department.
Please click here to download the advertisement.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 17 February 2016 by midnight.
Kindly direct all applications for the Specialist: Research vacancy to ydspecialist@bankseta.org.za

Enquiries can be sent to: silindileb@bankseta.org.za


EMPLOYEMENT OPPORTUNITY: PROJECT SPECIALIST: REF: BS01/01/2015

The BANKSETA invites suitable candidates to apply for the  Project Specialist vacancy. Please click here to download the advertisement.

The closing date for applications is Friday,6th February 2015 by the end of the day (Midnight).
Applications  are to be sent to : jan2015careers@bankseta.org.za . Please quote  the applicable reference number in your application.
Enquiries to be sent to Silindileb@bankseta.org.za


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

Please click here for the role profile.

The closing date for applications is Monday,10th November 2014 end of day.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Please click here for a job specification for the existing vacancy (Learning Programmes Specialist) within the BANKSETA. Interested candidates who meet the requirements should forward the applications to:sept2014careers@bankseta.org.za

The closing date for both internal and external applications is Friday, 26 September 2014 by mid-day. Late applications will not be considered.


Letsema 2015 Learnership Invitation to apply

Participate in a one year learnership in the banking and microfinance industry. Applications for the Letsema 2015: Banking Service Advice Learnership  are  now open. Please click here for the advertisement and click here for the application forms.


Kuyasa 2015 Learnership Invitation to apply

Participate in a one year learnership in the banking and microfinance industry. Applications for the Kuyasa 2015: Generic Business Management Learnership are  now open. Please click here for the advertisement and click herefor the application forms.


BANKSETA VENDOR INFORMATION SESSION

The BANKSETA is a statutory body established through the Skills Development Act of 1998 to enable its stakeholders to advance the national and global position of the banking and micro-finance industry. As guided by its mandate the BANKSETA is as such an agent of transformation by promoting employment equity and broad-based black economic empowerment through skills development. The BANKSETA will be holding a Vendor Information Session, at 09h00 on 24 July 2014 in order to assist Prospective Bidders and Service Providers on how to do the following:

  1. To assist Prospective Service Providers on how to correctly complete BANKSETA tender documents (Request for Bid and Request for Quotation);
  2. To register on the BANKSETA's approved Prospective Provider List/ database.
For more details on the type of commodities and services that BANKSETA procures; please visithttp://www.bankseta.org.za/site.aspx?section=6&page=37 and download the PPL Application form, which will indicate what Services and Products the BANKSETA currently procures. 

You are required to register your attendance for this information session by sending an email confirmation l toSharon.elliott@conciseconsult.co.za by not later than16h00 on 09 July 2014. The venue will be confirmed to all that have registered by means of an email.

Telephone and Internet lines are down

Dear Stakeholders,

Please note that our telephone and internet lines are down due to the Eskom low shedding. For any urgent matters, please contact Bankseta staff members on their cellphones. We sincerely apologies for any inconvenience caused.





BANKSETA Staff Movements

Dear Valued Stakeholder,

The BANKSETA is delighted to make the following announcements. 

At the outset we would like to congratulate Ms. Deerani Naidoo for her promotion to Manager: Learning Programmes. Deerani was previously a Specialist in the Learning Programmes Department where she was dealing largely with various Learnship programmes. 

Ms. Paulette Bourne who was formerly Manager in Learning Programmes is now managing the new and exciting Work-integrated Learning (WIL) Department. Please be on the lookout for new interventions that are set to change the skills development game.

The Quality Management department also has a new Manager, Mr. Trevor Rammitlwa who was formerly heading up the Development Programmes department. Trevor takes over from Ms. Karen Hobbs who has gone on retirement. We bid a sad farewell to Karen and wish her all the best during her break and new journey. 

To Trevor, Deerani and Paulette - we wish you well in your new portfolios!

Please feel free to call us on 011 805 9661 if you have any queries.

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.

Click here for more information

2012-13 Annual Report

Click here for annual report document.

2012-13 Customer Satisfaction Survey Report

The BANKSETA thanks all stakeholders for their participation in the 2012-13 Customer Satisfaction Survey. Please click here for the report.

The Account Corporate Magazine: Issue 3: October 2013 – March 2014

The BANKSETA shares success stories, project information, impactful interventions through beneficiary success stories from the broader financial services sector and beneficial information from our broader sector partners .Click here to download the publication.

Congratulations to the 2013 Skills @Work Winners

The BANKSETA recognises each participant that has taken time and put effort in their submission and for setting an example of good practice in skills development.

Click here for the  winners and special commendations and click here for the profile  booklet.

2013 Annual General Meeting:

Click here for the presentation.

BANKSETA announces its annual results for 2012 -2013

Please follow link to read full article..

Funding for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Research

There is a continuing need for funding for skills development of employees of BANKSETA registered employers as well as a need for funding Doctoral and Post-Doctoral research pertinent to the broader banking and microfinance sector. The need is expressed for funding for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Research programmes, offered by South African Institutions of Higher Education. Please click here for the funding guidelines.

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.

Click here for more information

BANKSETA-GUARANTEE TRUST VIRTUAL BANKING MICROFINANCE PROGRAMME FOR MATRICULANTS APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!!

Please click here for more information.

BANKSETA-GUARANTEE TRUST VIRTUAL BANKING PROGRAMME APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!!

Please click here for the advert.

Please call Guarantee Trust on 011 466 3312 or visit www.guarantee.co.za


BANKSETA Team at Maluti FET College- Lere La Tshepe

Click here for pictures.


2014 Letsema(Post-matric) and Kuyasa(Post-graduate) learnership applications NOW open!!!!

Click here to access the Letsema learnership advert 
Click here to access the Letsema learnership application form 
Click here to access the Kuyasa learnership advert 
Click here to access the Kuyasa learnership application form


Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report 2014/2015 Deadline

Dear stakeholders

BANKSETA would like to remind you that your Workplace Skills Plan 2014/15 and Training Report 2013/2014 submission is due on or before 30 April 2014.

Please note the following:

BANKSETA will have extended operating hours for any skills development reporting queries or assistance as follows:

Date Times
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 08h00 - 20h00
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 08h00 - 20h00
Thursday, 24 April 2014 08h00 - 20h00
Friday, 25 April 2014 08h00 - 20h00
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 08h00 – 20h00
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 08h00 - 20h00


Kindly contact the Skills Development Department on the numbers below for further assistance after 16h00:

Skills Development Team Contact No. between 8h00 & 16h00 Contact No. between 16h00 & 20h00
Madeleine Pelzer 011 564 5306 082 744 0136
Elelwani Netshituni 011 564 5317 082 744 0619
Christine Fritz 011 564 5307 082 415 1362
Kgomotso Khoale 011 564 5322 073 644 1346
Sharon Mokgwatlheng 011 564 5326 082 744 0521


Workplace Skills Planning and Annual Training Reports submissions 2014 NOW OPEN!!!

All levy paying and non-levy paying employers registered with BANKSETA are requested to complete the relevantskills development documents on-line by accessing the link to the BANKSETA/DTSS Indicium system: 
http://indicium.bankseta.org.za/BANKSETAIndicium/Account/Login.aspx 

The submission and approval of these documents enables levy paying employers to claim back 20% of the levy paid in the form of a mandatory grant. For both levy paying and non-levy paying employers the submission of the relevant skills development documents is a prerequisite to apply for discretionary grants and participate in BANKSETA Projects

The closing date is Wednesday, 30 April 2014. Please remember to submit your PIVOTAL Plan and PIVOTAL Training Reports.

There are several documents to assist you with this process:
(Please note that the documentation may take a few minutes to download.)
  • OFO Codes Version 2013: click here
  • OFO Codes Guidelines 2013: click here
  • OFO Codes Version 2013 & data tables: click here
  • OFO Codes Version 2012-13 Mapping: click here
  • List of Municipality Codes - click here
  • Templates to assist with uploading data for employers with more than 50 employees (Medium and Large employers). Please note that these templates are to be used for uploading to the system only and may not be e-mailed due to the size.
    • A4 – Current Employment Profile - click here
    • A6 - Planned Beneficiaries - click here
    • A7 – Planned External Beneficiaries - click here
    • A8 – Planned Adult Education and Training - click here
    • A9 – Highest Education Profile - click here
    • A11 – Pivotal Plan - click here
    • B3 – Trained Beneficiaries Report - click here
    • B5 – External Beneficiaries (including 18(2) learners) of education and training - click here
    • B6 - Completed Adult Education and Training - click here
    • B7 - Learning Programme - click here
    • B8 – Pivotal Training Report - click here
    • C1a – Scarce Occupations List - click here
    • C1b – Critical Occupations List - click here
  • WSP/ATR Template for capturing info for SMEs (employers with 1 – 49 employees): Click here to down load the Workplace Skills Plan 2014 and click here to download the Annual Training Report 2013. Please note that these templates cannot be uploaded to the system and is for email purposes only
  • Mandatory Grant Guidelines 2014/15: click here
  • Indicium Manual: click here
The Skills Development Team will gladly assist you with the process, please let us know if you need any help. You may contact us on 0118059661

BANKSETA PhD and Post-doctoral Funding/Bursaries-2014

The BANKSETA supports innovation and research within the banking industry.

A funding window is now open from 25 November 2013 until 31 January 2014. PhD candidates are encouraged to apply for funding during this period. Late applications would be deferred to the next funding window in July 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 click here to download the application forms and click here guidelines for funding.
BANKSETA reserves the right to limit the number of successful applications as dictated by the available amount of funds.



SKILLS@WORK AWARDS 2013 UPDATE!!!!


SKILLS@WORK AWARDS-2013 -CALL FOR ENTRIES

The BANKSETA will be hosting the Skills@work Awards 2013 to celebrate excellence in skills development in the banking and microfinance industry.Please click here for the invitation and guidelines.


BANKSETA would like to remind you that your Workplace Skills Plan and Training Report 2013/2014 submission is due on or before 30 June 2013.

Please note the following:

BANKSETA will have extended operating hours for any skills development reporting queries or assistance as follows:

Date Times
Monday, 24 June 2013 08h00 - 20h00
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 08h00 - 20h00
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 08h00 - 20h00
Thursday, 27 June 2013 08h00 - 20h00
Friday, 28 June 2013 08h00 - 20h00
Saturday, 29 June 2013 08h00 - 13h00
Sunday,30 June 2013 08h00-13h00

Kindly contact the Skills Development Department on the numbers below for further assistance after 16h00: to 20h00

Specialist Contact No. between 8h00 & 16h00 Contact No. between 16h00 & 20h00
Elelwani Netshituni 011 564 5317 082 744 0619
Kgomotso Khoale 011 564 5322 .

 


INVITATION TO APPLY!

The BANKSETA is opening funding windows from 18 June 2013 until 31 July 2013 and therefore invites its registered stakeholders - Large, Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (including microfinance, development finance, housing and financial cooperatives) to apply for discretionary grant funding for the following funding windows please click here.

Click here to download the SME Funding Window Guidelines
Click here to download the Niche Learnerships (18.1 and 18.2) Internships Guidelines and Bursaries
Click here to download the Masters and Executives short courses Funding window Guidelines

Please contact the following BANKSETA members for assistance:

Type of Funding Window Contact Person Contact Number
SME Funding Window Sharon Mokgwatlheng 0118059661 or 0115645326
Niche Learnerships (18.1 and 18.2), Internships
and Bursaries
Nobuzwe Mangcu 0118059661 or 0115645311
Masters and Exec Courses Zaheeda Hoosen 0118059661 or 0115645320

 


WSP submissions are now open…

Please be informed that the Workplace Skills Plan and Implementation Report 2013/2014 submission process is now open and the submission deadline date is Sunday, 30 June 2013.

 


Workplace Skills Planning and Annual Training Reports submissions NOW OPEN!!!

All levy paying and non levy paying employers registered with BANKSETA are requested to complete the relevant documents on-line by accessing the link to the BANKSETA/DTSS Indicium system:http://indicium.dtss.co.za/IndiciumBankseta.

The submission and approval of these documents enables employers to claim back 20% of the levy paid in the form of a mandatory grant and is a prerequisite to apply for discretionary grants and participate in BANKSETA Projects.

The closing date is Sunday ,30 June 2013.Please remember to submit your PIVOTAL Plan and PIVOTAL Training Reports.

There are several documents to assist you with this process:
(Please note that the documentation may take a few minutes to download.)

The Skills Development Team will gladly assist you with the process, please let us know if you need any help.

 


The BANKSETA's Sector Skills Plans update

The BANKSETA operates in a constantly changing environment, serving a wide range of companies, including the central bank. domestically controlled banking operations, an increasingly foreign banking contigent, development finance and leasing operations, micro-lenders and other financial operations.

The BANKSETA has compiled two Sector Skills Plans which focus on general banking and inclusive banking. The General Banking Sector Skills Plan(SSP)2012 -13 outlines the skills development needs of the banking sector while the Inclusive banking Sector Skills Plan outlines the skills development needs of the inclusive banking sector. Please click here for the banking Sector Skills Plan 2012-13 and click here for the Inclusive Banking Sector Skills Plan 2012-16.

 


Be vigilant of bogus learnership adverts' – warns BANKSETA

Please click here for the press release.

 


New Funding and Reporting Regulations

Click here for the document.

 


NEWSFLASH!!!!Skills Development and Learning Programmes Information Sessions, 13 March-09 April 2013

The BANKSETA invites you to participatory information sessions to be hosted nationally .One of the major topics of discussion will be the New Funding and Reporting Regulations. Click here for the programme and schedule.

 


Urgent Notice to all our stakeholders and the general public!!!!

The BANKSETA team managed to get hold of a fraudulent learnership advert which was posted on Gumtree on10/04/2013. Please circulate to your stakeholders and the general public. The BANKSETA is not in any way associated with the particular individual whose sole intention is to financially exploit those who are in need of employment and educational opportunities. Please ensure that confirmation of any advertised skills development opportunity is received from the BANKSETA office or the BANKSETA's Call Centre, before responding to adverts which do not have our contact details. Please click here for the advert.

 


BANKSETA 5th International Banking Conference presentations

The BANKSETA hosted a two day investment banking conference  on the 1st and 2nd of November 2012, themed The Bulls and Bears of investment banking. Please  click below for the presentations.


Integrated Assessment guidelines

Click here to download the documents


Internationally researched papers from the BANKSETA IEDP 2013 are now available!!

Please select the title below to access each of them



BANKSETA 5th International Banking Conference presentations

The BANKSETA hosted a two day investment banking conference  on the 1st and 2nd of November 2012, themed The Bulls and Bears of investment banking. Please  click below for the presentations.


Integrated Assessment guidelines

Click here to download the documents


Internationally researched papers from the BANKSETA IEDP 2013 are now available!!

Please select the title below to access each of them



Click here for the BANKSETA Annual Report 2011\12. (PDF - 4.0 MB)


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.

Click here for more information.


Introducing the BANKSETA corporate magazine

A sector inclusive publication, comprising of Subject Matter Expert opinion pieces and industry insight collaboration.

Click here to download


LAUNCH OF THE RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) FOR FAIS COMPLIANCE

To all Sector Employers

BANKSETA would like to request all Banks to nominate employees who currently require or will shortly be required to be assessed against a Financial Service Board approved qualification, for FAIS Fit & Proper compliance.

Please click here to download the nomination form.


Wheels set in motion to reach more SMEs

Click here to download the BANKSETA Mobile Training Solution  August 2012 – January 2013 schedule

 

 
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