April 2021


Happy April to all ourdistinguished stakeholders! Fasset would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge all of our stakeholders for the support you have shown us in the previous financial year of 2020/21. We value every training intervention, each engagement, each employer and every effort made by our stakeholders towardsthe upskilling andthe transformation of the sector.

We wish to share some of ourcritical focus areas of commitment for the 2021/2022 financial year:

  1. Deliver on ourstrategic performance targets in our Annual Performance Plans and the SLA as per service level agreement with the Department of Higher and Training;
  2. Engage more with our stakeholders through virtual and physical (where possible) roadshows;
  3. Activate the FASSET Working Committees
  4. Improve organisational climate and maintain a motivated team spirit at Fasset; and
  5. Continue to deliver against our mandate of enabling skills development and driving change and transformation in our sector.

A big thank you to all those that have already submitted theWSPs/ATR for Mandatory Grants, and a reminder to othersof the pending deadline for submission of midnight 30 April 2021.

If you wish to partner with us on the monthly virtual career talks on our Facebook page please contact Vusi.Mahlangu@fasset.org.za and make the necessary arrangements for your organisation to be featured.

Please note that for the Adjusted Lockdown Level 1 Alert, only 75% of staff will be working in the office to allow for adequate social distancing, while the rest of the staff continues to work remotely.

To find out about what's happening at Fasset read below or visit: www.fasset.org.za

Let's stay alert, control the virus and save lives.

Ayanda Mafuleka CA(SA)

FASSET CEO




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Registering of Learners on learnerships

Employers and/or training providers are urged to make use of the updated Learnership Workplace-based Learning Programme Agreement available on the Fasset website. Please click here to access the agreement when registering learners on learnerships.

The old learnership agreements (dated February 2020 and before) will no longer be considered and will be rejected. All signed Learnership Workplace-based Learning Programme Agreements/Learnership agreements are to be submitted to this e-mail address: learnership.agreements@fasset.org.za with all required documents as below:

Employers are urged not to submit learnership workplace-based programme agreements to Fassetís staff email addresses but to use the designated email address. Herewith is the list of requirements for the registration of the Workplace-based Learning Programme Agreement/Learnership Agreement:


Document Compulsory Not compulsory
1 A signed and dated copy of employment contract with valid employment dates. x
2 Proof of learner registration with the relevant professional body e.g. CIMA, SAIPA etc.for professional body registration. x
3 Proof that the employer is accredited by the relevant professional body (copy of letter/certificate) for professional body registration. x
4 Proof that the tuition / training provider is accredited by the relevant professional body or SETA, if applicable (copy of letter/certificate). x
5 Proof that the workplace provider is accredited by the relevant professional body or SETA (copy of letter/certificate) for cross-sectoral learnership. x
6 A copy of the learnersí identity document (please ensure copy is clear and legible). x
7 Copies of highest qualifications. x
8 For Previously Unemployed learners, please attach affidavit as proof of previous unemployment confirmation. x
9 Learnership and Workplace Based Learning agreement MUST be submitted within 30 working days of all-party signatures. x



2 Learnership agreement submissions for 2021

Employers who wish to submit the Learnership and Workplace-based Learning Programme Agreements can do so on learnership.agreements@fasset.org.za . For learnership queries, please contact Simon Mokete and Lulama Mnisi at simon.mokete@fasset.org.za and lulama.mnisi@fasset.org.za

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Learners/trainees who are completing cross-sectoral learnerships

Employers who are accredited as training providers are urged to submit their completion certificates, verification and/or external moderation reports from their respective Setas to enable them to qualify for funding as per the funding criteria available on our website, please click here to learn more. Fasset also requires the data to update programme completions as well as reporting to the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology.

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Accreditation Applications

We are currently experiencing a backlog in the evaluation of applications for accreditation, these delays are due to the team working remotely. However, with more staff staff members back at the office, we are trying our best to access and complete as many evaluations as possible. New applications for accreditations are to be submitted to trainingprovideraccreditations@fasset.org.za and queries to be addressed to Khomotso.phetla@fasset.org.za and only the Fasset Skills Programme and qualifications with SAQA code 49021 and 57901 will be considered. The rest of the qualifications are managed through the professional bodies.
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ICB qualifications certificates

Please note that ICB is now printing ICB full qualification certificates on behalf of Fasset. Any new or re-issue requests will be issued by ICB; please direct your queries to support@icb.org.za

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Professional Body Certificates

We are currently experiencing delays with issuing professional body certificates, i.e. IIASA, ACFE, ATSA etc. due to the team working remotely. We are therefore requesting that all professional bodies issue letters confirming the completion of the qualification to trainees who urgently require confirmation. Please e-mail Berlinda Melamane at Berlinda.melamane@fasset.org.za for further assistance in this regard.

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Assessor and Moderator registration or renewal

Potential assessors and moderators are quested to register or re-register online. All assessors and moderators must meet the registration criteria, please click here to get the criteria.

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Do we have your correct details?

If any of your particulars have changed, please contact Fasset at 086 101 0001 or via email at fassetcallcentre@fasset.org.za, so that we can update your details on our database.You can also login to verify or update your details.
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Engage with Us and Win

Congratulations to Lumka Gcorha from LearnForward Training Solutions and Consulting Agency, the winner of our website lucky draw competition for March 2021 Ö keep browsing our website and be spotted as our next winner.