2PRESENTATION OUTLINE 1. Regulations and Discretionary Grant Policies 1. Regulations and Discretionary Grant PoliciesGrant RegulationsGrant Funding Policy2. Mandatory Grant Presentation3. Discretionary Grant PresentationTargets
31. REGULATIONS AND DISCRETIONARY GRANT POLICIES CONTENTSGrant RegulationsGrant Funding Policy
4GRANT REGULATIONSThe SETA Grant Regulations (R990 of 3 December 2012) intend to improve the quantity and quality of information received by SETAs (WSP, ATR, PIVOTAL Planning, Training Reports)It also intends to promote PIVOTAL Programmes that address priority scarce and critical skills needs, identified in Sector Skills Plans (SSP),Furthermore, the regulations seek to create a framework within which expanded use is made of public education and training providers for the provision of skills development Programmes.
5GRANT REGULATIONS (cont.) Provide for SETAs to contribute to the work of the QCTODiscourage accumulation of surpluses and the carry-over of unspent fundsPromote NQF registration and quality assure PIVOTAL programmes to address scarce and critical skills needsImprove the quantity and quality of labour market information received by SETAs
7GRANT FUNDING POLICYThe Grant Funding policy is aligned with the provisions of the Grant Regulations published under the Skills Development Act in Government Gazette No 27801, dated 18 July 2005, as amended in Government Gazette No 29584, dated 2 February 2007, and Government Gazette, no. 9867, Vol. 570, 3 December 2012, noFor support of the National Skills Development (NSD) imperatives and National priorities.
8GRANT FUNDING POLICY (Cont.) Purpose of Grant Funding policyThe allocation of discretionary grants to achieve the goals and objectives of the FoodBev SETA as stipulated in the Scarce Skills Plan (SSP) and Annual Performance Plan (APP).To support national and sectoral policies and initiatives that fall / operate within the FoodBev SETA Scope.Describes the templates, format and process for accessing mandatory and discretionary grants.To set out timeframes for processing of applications, communication of decisions, and payment schedules.
9DISCRETIONARY GRANT TIME FRAMES The Funding window has been opened from the 9th February to the 13th March 2015.Stakeholders are to submit Discretionary Grant Applications and PIVOTAL PlansFoodBev SETA may at its own discretion extend the funding window period based on the availability of funds.FoodBev will invite the stakeholders to submit Discretionary Grant applications.Upon receipt of applications, an Evaluation Committee shall compile a summary of recommendations for approval by the Board/Accounting Authority.The outcome will be communicated to the applicant after Board approval.
10Discretionary Grant Tranche Payments Submission RequirementsAdult Education and Training (AET)Tranche 1: 20 % upon registrationSigned learner enrolment with all supporting documents.Signed grant claim formTranche 2: 80 % on completion(Level 1-3) Receipt of learners statement of results or certificate(Level 4) – submission of IEB learners certificateApprenticeships:Contracted and Non-Contracted Artisan Learners(Over three years)Tranche 1Letter of commitment from the employer to contract the total allocated number of new artisan learners within the financial yearDetailed implementation planWritten agreement in place between the SETA and the Employer that is a “contractual obligation” that allows the SETA to commit funds in advance for artisan related PIVOTAL programmes as required in the SETA Grant Regulations.Tranche 2Original copy of Learning Programme Agreement accompanied by relevant supporting documentation as determined by the SETA.An on-site verification report by a SETA representative, confirming that the new artisan learners are in the process of being trained on site in the relevant trade as is indicated by the Learning Programme Agreement.
11Discretionary Grant Tranche Payments (Cont…) Submission RequirementsTranche 3Report from the Employer confirming that the artisan learner has reached the halfway point of the training programme.An on-site verification report by the SETA representative confirming that there is on-site evidence such as training records, logbook, and other appropriate evidence that the halfway point has been reached.Tranche 4Recommendation for certification from NAMB for the new artisan learner .
12DG TRANCHE PAYMENTS (Cont.) GrantNEW Tranche PaymentsSubmission RequirementsBursaries EmployedTranche 1: 50 % (on registration )Certified letter of acceptance or Proof of registration on a letterhead of an accredited South African Educational InstitutionSigned learner registration formTranche 2: 50 %Submission of final examination resultsInternships and Work ExperienceTranche 1: 20%Signed learner enrolment with all supporting documents.Signed grant claim formTranche 2: 30%Submit the proof of learner allowancesProgress reportTranche 3: 50%Submit proof of learner allowancesClose out report
18SKILLS AUDITSkills audits are usually done to determine training needs in order for an organisation to improve its skills and knowledge.The main purpose for conducting a skills audit in an organisation is to identify the skills and knowledge that an organisation requires, and to determine the current skills and knowledge of that organisation.The outcome of the skills audit process is to conduct a skills gap analysis. This information will enable the organisation to improve by providing the appropriate training and development to individuals to cater for the identified skill gaps.An audit could assist to determine changes and improvements needed that could be addressed by training interventions.
19SKILLS AUDIT (Cont.) Skills Audit process: Determine the education and skills levels of all employees (performance appraisals and/or staff interviews);Compare the results to the required skills necessary to achieve the organisation’s goals and priorities;Plan and implement training interventions to address any gaps or skills shortages that are identified. Plans may focus on closing skills gaps or training for growth - use your business goals and priorities may be used as a guide.
20MANDATORY GRANTS APPLICATION The Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) describes the main skills development activities that are planned for the upcoming year and must reflect all planned training:The Annual Training Report (ATR) is a follow-up on the WSP, as it reports on the education and training interventions that were delivered during the previous year. The ATR must reflect all training conducted.
21HOW TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS All Skills Development Facilitators (SDFs) must be registered on the Management Information System to enable completions.Ensure that the Authorisation Page has all the required signatures before uploading.Submit all the supporting documents.Only on-line submissions will be accepted.
22MANDATORY GRANTS CRITERIA The Employer must pay levies to SARS and be registered with FoodBev SETA (SETA 9).Submission of Mandatory Grant Applications due date is the 30 April 2015.Mandatory Grant Application must be submitted on-line in the format prescribed by DHET and amended by FoodBev SETA.Has submitted WSP and ATR that contributes to the FoodBev SETA SSP.The WSP/ATR must include the OFO codes version 2013.At least 50% of planned training interventions implemented must be reflected in the ATR.
23MANDATORY GRANTS CRITERIA (Cont) The following supporting documentation must be submitted with the Mandatory grant application:Original cancelled cheque or Letter from the bank confirming banking details (not older than 3 months),The latest minutes of the training committee,Authorisation and Stakeholder support declaration with all of the required signatures.In case, where the organisation name changed, the SDF must ensure that Change of Name certificate (or certificates) and cheque or bank letter is submitted to FoodBev SETA
24COMPLETING MANDATORY GRANTS REPORTS The WSP/ATR must be duly authorised and signed off by:Firms employing 50 or more employees:The Internal Training Committee / Skills Development Committee including recognized labour representativeThe Owner / Chief Executive or HR DirectorFirms employing less than 50 employees:CFO/HR is to sign off to confirm that all information submitted on WSP/ATR is correct.
25COMPLETING MANDATORY GRANTS REPORTS (cont.) Linking of OrganisationsOrganisation with more than one SDL number can submit the consolidated Mandatory Grant Application to report all the organisations rather than submit the application for each organisation.The SDF needs to ensure that all organisations are identified and linked to the main (mother) organisation.Skills development levy contributions can still be contributed to each L- number and once the mother organisation is approved, Mandatory Grants will be paid to all L- numbers that have contributed.SDF must indicate which banking details to be used to pay out to the linked companies by submitting the bank letter.
26MANDATORY GRANTS: UNCLAIMED GRANTS If the employer does not claim mandatory grants before the closing date as per above, the employer will forfeit the mandatory Grants will be forfeited.Mandatory grants will be forfeited by employers who fail to meet the prescribed criteria outlined in this document.Mandatory grants not claimed within the stipulated time frame will be transferred to the Discretionary grants on or before 15 August 2015.
28DISCRETIONARY GRANTS Content Allocation of Discretionary Grants PIVOTAL ProgrammesQualifying CriteriaChallenges
29ALLOCATION OF DISCRETIONARY GRANTS: The Seta may determine and allocate Discretionary Grant in support of the following:PIVOTAL – 80% of Discretionary FundNON PIVOTAL - 20% Discretionary Funding of programmes other than PIVOTAL programmes to develop the sector in accordance with the priorities outlined in the SSPDefinition of PIVOTALThe NSDS III defines PIVOTAL Programmes as professional, internship, vocational, technical and academic (PIVOTAL) programmes which provide a full, occupationally-directed qualification.
30PIVOTAL PROGRAMMESFoodBev SETA has identified the following grants as PIVOTAL programmes:Skills ProgrammesInternshipsBursariesLearnershipABET level 4ArtisanA key focus for PIVOTAL Programmes must be to address scarce and critical skills through programmes that are designed to address such skills needs, and which include work integrated learning.(list of Qualifications/Learnerships registered by FoodBev SETA available on the website )
31PIVOTAL PROGRAMMES (Cont.) Submission of a PIVOTAL Plan and Pivotal Report forms part of the mandatory grant submission requirements but does not constitute automatic approval of the discretionary grants under PIVOTAL programmes.The PIVOTAL Plan will however be considered in the awarding of discretionary grants.
32QUALIFYING CRITERIA Employer Requirements The employer must be registered with Foodbev SETA.The employer must be up to date with levy contributions unless exempted from paying levies (proof of exemption must be submitted).The employer must have qualified for mandatory grants (Workplace Skills Plan grant).Applications for grants in support of scarce skills identified in the sector will be given preference.Employers hosting learners on learning programmes must comply with the following equity targets: 85% black, 54% women, 4% disabled.
33QUALIFYING CRITERIA (cont.) Employer RequirementsThe application for grants must be submitted on the prescribed application form available on the website. (Refer to MIS training)Applications must be for learners recruited and contracted within a financial year.The employer must have demonstrated a successful track record in training delivery or FoodBev SETA funded projects, or be willing to undergo an evaluation of company “readiness” for implementation of learning programmes where applicable.The participating employer must agree to an audit by FoodBev SETA, DHET and Auditor General.
34QUALIFYING CRITERIA (cont) Training RequirementsThe provider contracted to deliver the training must be accredited by the relevant SETA, Umalusi or CHE to deliver the applicable qualification.Proof of provider accreditation must be submitted with application for grant funding.All applications must include a detailed implementation plan specifying the following: Learning programme description, date for training scheduled, each unit standard, and dates for assessments (only for credit bearing learning programmes).
36275 small companies complying 2015/16 TARGETSStrategic ObjectiveCost per studentTargetsSector Skills Plan-SSP approved by DHET Quality WSP and ATRs 193 large companies187 medium companies275 small companies complyingCareer Guidance6 000Learnerships: EmployedR20,000(R )Learnerships: UnemployedR38,0001 320 (R )
372015/16 TARGETS Strategic Objective Cost per student Targets Unit based skills programmesR150 per credit770 (R )Apprenticeships : Contracted and Non-contractedR70 (R )BursariesUnemployed-440InternshipsR36,000510 (R )
382015/16 TARGETS Strategic Objective Cost per student Targets TVET PlacementsR36,000300 (R )Bursaries Employed and Management Development Programmes (MDP)UncappedR (MDP)313 (R )
392015/16 TARGETS Strategic Objective Targets TOTAL AET 600 R2 400 000 NGO , CBO's, Co-ops : Linked to IPAP II & rural development imperatives330RSME: Linked to IPAP II & rural development imperativesNLPE Linked to IPAP II & rural development imperatives
402015/16 TARGETS Strategic Objective Targets Collaboration with TVET Colleges wrt curriculum design3Work Exposure for lecturers from TVET Colleges10Company employees to lecture at TVET Colleges5
42CONTACT DETAILSLearnerships, Skills programmes, AET: (011)Assistance with the completion and submission of Mandatory Grant applications and SDF registrations: (011)Internships and TVET Placements: (011)Apprenticeships and Bursaries(unemployed): (011)SME support grants, Employed Bursaries:(011)
43CONTACT DETAILSPhysical Address: 13 Autumn Road, RIVONIA, 2128 Postal Address: PO Box 245, Gallo Manor, 2052 South Africa Tel: +27 (011) Fax: +27 (011)