March 2018

Zandile Skosana
Marketing and


Autumn's here, and Easter's around the corner, along with colourful Easter eggs, cute Easter bunnies and joyful family events; it brings with it a happy paradox. We are preparing for financial year end in our corridors, from finalising our year-end targets; processing all the discretionary grants applications received; to finalising contracts with our new bursary management partners, while at the same time, gearing up for the start of the new Fasset financial year in April. This time marks a milestone in the calendar, a revived sense of hope at this season, as well as the celebration of new beginnings. And in that sense, as we share what is both a religious and universal celebration, we wish our readers a very happy Easter.

We still remain focused on ensuring that we achieve maximum impact in all of our interventions, as well as to continue working on building a lasting legacy of learning and development.

To ensure that your skills development needs are catered for, please remember that the deadline for the Mandatory Grant submission is 30 April 2018.

Keep reading to take note of other important events, applications and deadlines. Best wishes to you over this Easter season.

Kind Regards
Zandile Skosana

1 Fasset Incentives Update

Fasset will be hosting its customary Incentives Update from 11-13 April 2018 in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. These updates will also include information on Learnerships, certification, as well as giving updates on the skills development projects facilitated by Fasset. SDFs are encouraged to attend as the various grants available for the 2018/19 year will be discussed.

These workshops aim to empower Skills Development Facilitators (SDFs) with information on the benefits of being a member of the Seta, and provide information on Fasset's strategy.

Registrations are still open on the Fasset website at; please reserve your seat today if you have not already done so.

Mandatory Grants

The Mandatory Grant (MG) is due on Monday, 30 April 2018. The MG system has been open for submissions since 16 February 2018. All of the requirements and online system manuals are on the website. If, as the Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) you do not have the log-in details for your organisation, please contact the Call Centre on 086 101 0001 for further assistance.

Lifelong Learning Events - Budget & Tax Update 2018 Webinar

The Budget and Tax Update has always been Fasset's flagship lifelong learning event. If you have missed the workshops don't despair, we are running a webinar session on the 20 March 2018. Please visit our website to book the session on the Fasset website:

4 Lifelong Learning Events - Office Etiquette

Fasset invites registered members to join us in a one-day workshop on Office Etiquette. You will learn to understand the importance and required understanding and skills for professional office behavior.

This workshop is intended as an intermediate event for office administrator's, professional assistance and prospective managers who wish to gain insight into projecting a professional image of their business and enhance their corporate identity. Participants will be provided with information on a broad range of issues. Click here to register your attendance online. Please note that the online registration process has undergone a few changes, a guideline is available for your convenience.


National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Loan Repayment Grant

The NSFAS Loan Repayment Grant (NLRG) is available to learners at levy-paying and non-levy paying employers, who require assistance in the repayment of their loan. The grant is available for African Black learners, Coloured learners in the Western and Northern Cape only, and learners with disabilities commencing, or completing a learnership during the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. This period is applicable to the 2018/2019 financial year. The repayments are made directly to NSFAS and are based on a tariff linked to the period of study.

Applications for the NLRG open on the 1 April 2018.

TVET Work based Experience (WBE) Programme

The Department of Higher Education and Training identified the need to capacitate public TVET Colleges, to become the preferred providers of occupational skills, as relevant, in South Africa. This need was identified to, amongst others, address the high unemployment rate amongst the age group 16 - 34.

It is assumed that work experience will enhance the employability of unemployed persons, in particular if such work experience is:
  • Related to and supports their field of study;
  • Obtained in an environment with processes and structures in place to coach and mentor such persons;
  • Obtained in the environment of a reputable employer; and
  • Of an adequate length to allow sufficient time to gain exposure and experience in a number of generic and specific skills.
Fasset will open a window in April 2018 for employers in our sector to apply to train learners from TVET Colleges.

Please click here for further information about the TVET WBE programme and to apply


Fasset Careers Portal

Fasset continues to raise career awareness and position the Fasset sector as the sector of career choice for learners at school-level. Fasset has established a career portal, which learners, teachers and parents are able to access. The intension of the portal is to serve as a starting point for career-related information and act as a gateway to career-related information. The portal provides information about the various careers and career paths within the finance and accounting services sector.

Did you know that you can also recruit from the Fasset career portal? Fasset wishes to create a platform for job seekers to find work and for Employers to recruit from our pool of qualified candidates. Fasset has a number of skilled learners and graduates coming from the Universities, Universities of Technology and TVET Colleges; please register on to access CVs of candidates.


Support to Non-Levy Payers (NLPs)

NLP employers can register with Fasset and enjoy Seta benefits and incentives, such as attending free training events. Click here to download the registration form.


Learnership Registrations and NLP Registrations

When submitting learnership agreements for registration, employers are requested to please attach a copy of their EMP201. For NLP registrations submitted from 1 April 2018, the requirement of an EMP201 will be instituted.



Training providers and learners to note that certification turnaround time is 6 (six) weeks on submission of accurate data/information. Request for certification is only permitted on lost, damaged or correction of historic data. Fasset is not responsible to reissue certificates due to trainee's marriage status/surname change as surname was correct when data was initially received. Further information/queries pertaining to certification can be addressed to and or


Assessor/Moderator registration

Registration of assessors and moderators can be done online, please click here to learn more


Do we have your correct details?

If any of your particulars have changed, please contact Fasset at 086 101 0001 or via email at, so that we can update your details on our database. You can also login to verify or update your details.


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