Skills Programmes

  • Certificate in Management Development
  • Consumer Education Training Material Disclaimer
  • Inter-Banking Compliance Awareness Training Material
  • Recognition of Prior Learning for SDF
  • Recognition of Prior Learning for FAIS
  • Consumer Education
  • Occupational Certificate: Compliance Officer
  • Occupational Certificate: Organisational Risk Occupational Certificate: Compliance Officer
  • Practitioners
  • Masters & Executive Courses
  • International Executive Development Programme – General Banking
  • International Executive Development Programme – Investment Banking
  • Capacity Building for Employees
Certificate in Management Development
  • The aim of this project is to increase the pool of skills at entry level management occupations in the Banking and Microfinance Sector. Each year about 190 employed candidates participate in the programme in partnership with a Business School.
  • Junior and Middle Managers are identified by their employers as suitable candidates for the programme, to be further skilled through the completion of a registered and accredited management development programme.
  • Candidates on the programme are individuals who either have the capacity to operate as managers, or are already operating at managerial level.
  • The project is delivered in the various provinces with several banking institutions participating.
  • The BANKSETA requires that the training provided will serve as building blocks for attaining higher management qualifications which will in turn create a pipeline of managers who will eventually contribute to the bench strength of the bank at which they are employed
  • Completion of the Certificate in Management Development NQF Level 5 qualification provides for articulation onto the NQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Management ensuring continuity with regards to management training.
Consumer Education Training Material & Disclaimer Form
  • Phase 1 – Develop Consumer Education Training 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.

  • Phase 2 - BANKSETA opened up a 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 closed on 12 February 2016.

    Please click here to access the following:

  • Disclaimer (has to be completed before access is granted to Training Material)
  • Guidelines for the utilisation of the Consumer Education Training Material
  • Training Material (Booklet 1 – 4)

  • Completed disclaimer forms must be emailed to and copy .

  • Inter-Banking Compliance Awareness Training Material

  • The purpose of the project was to develop training material in compliance for the banks in South Africa in accordance with the BANKSETA Sector Skills Priorities and Pressures on the Sector. The project address a skills development need as indicated by the Banking Sector Skills Plan (SSP) as well as the Inclusive Banking SSP.

    The current government policy and regulatory environment is characterized by significant policy shifts, e.g. twin peaks, macro prudential regulation, financial crime and market conduct regulation. New regulation causes a series of unintended consequences that is often disruptive to the financial system. In addition the regulations are becoming more complex and there is inconsistency in policy and regulatory reforms across different jurisdictions.

    As one can imagine, the ability to fully comply with the requirements of the many pieces of legislation is a challenge particularly for many small players.

    The material is in an E-learning Format that is SCORM compliant with all employers in the Banking and Microfinance Sector. The following modules are covered in this CD:

    • What is Compliance – An introduction
    • Data Protection
    • Business Conduct
    • Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Activities
    • Governance and Prudential Requirements

    • Further to this, the BANKSETA is currently finalising the modules for:

    • The National Credit Act (NCA)
    • The Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services (FAIS) Act

    • For more information, contact for your copy.

  • Occupational Certificate: 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 lays 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. The pilot programme is coming to an end.

  • Employers can apply for this NQF level 6 programme through the PIVOTAL Grant Funding Window.

  • Occupational Certificate: Organisational Risk Practitioner

    • The programme will kick off soon. Watch this space…

  • RPL for SDFs

    • The QM department provides assessment of individuals working in credit services, generic management, sales and teller services where the individual has gained a wealth of work experience and knowledge without gaining a formal qualification. RPL provides an opportunity to obtain a formal qualification which recognizes learning acquired through work experience. To establish see whether you qualify for RPL support and how to apply, contact the QM
    • The pilot programme has been completed.
    • Further funding is available under the PIVOTAL Grant Funding Window for RPL and the full ODETDP Qualification.

  • RPL for FAIS

    • The Skills Department provides this project where assessment of individuals working in credit services, generic management, sales and teller services has gained a wealth of work experience and knowledge without gaining a formal qualification. RPL provides an opportunity to obtain a formal qualification which recognizes learning acquired through work experience. To establish whether you qualify for RPL support and how to apply, contact your Internal Skills Development Facilitator or the Skills Department at BANKSETA.

  • Masters & Executive Courses

    • The Masters & Executive Courses bursaries is aimed to support the banking and microfinance sector in growing senior management and leadership skills and to support the sector in achieving transformation targets.
    • For more information, kindly contact for more information.

  • International Executive Development Programmes:

    • General Banking

      A flagship programme of BANKSETA, the IEDP General Banking has successfully prepared 20 Senior Managers each year from various local banking institutions for executive roles that are perceived on a par with executives across the business spectrum. Candidates are exposed to banking perspectives in other parts of Africa. Working with a local Business School the programme creates a partnership with an UK Business School and the local banks there. At the end of the project, candidates produced 4 research papers. This project targets people already employed in the banking and microfinance sectors.

    • Investment Banking

      Having noted investment banking as one of the top scarce skills in the sector, including lack of executive management skills in this area, BANKSETA initiated an IEDP with a focus on investment banking. Work was undertaken to set this programme up in partnership with a local Business School and an International Business School.

  • Maths & Science Support Programme

    • The Maths & Science Support Programme is a school support initiative that provides selected learners with an intensive academic, mentorship and leadership skills programme in rural schools in the following provinces:

      • KwaZulu-Natal
      • Limpopo
      • Mpumalanga
      • Freestate
      • Gauteng

    • Participating schools have also benefited from teacher development programmes linked to the project.
    • The following objectives are envisaged for the programme:

      • To improve the core Maths and Science symbols of learners on the programme to a minimum D symbol so as to facilitate their entrance into tertiary educational institutions.
      • To increase the number of successful black applicants that qualify for university entrance into sciences, commerce, engineering and mining related careers.
      • To build capacity among Maths & Science educators in historically disadvantaged schools.
      • To bridge the critical skills shortage by increasing the size of the talent pool from which employers can draw graduates who are qualified in Maths, Science and Technology fields.
      • To increase the talent pool from which companies can draw learners for bursaries.
      • To conduct career guidance and facilitate the successful bursary application of learners.


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