February 2012

There are lots of deadline dates advertised in this month's e-Facts, as well as important documents and information for the upcoming financial year. While you prepare your grant applications and focus on skills development in your organisation, be sure to register for upcoming events and also check the Fasset website for latest news and information.

Happy reading!

Fasset Benefits 1 April 2012 – 31 March 2013
Click here for a full list of Fasset benefits available to Skills Development Levy (SDL) Paying and Non-SDL Paying Employers.
Funding Decision 2012/13
The Fasset Board recently held its annual strategic planning session for the period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013. Key decisions were made on Fasset's strategic direction for the upcoming financial year. For more information click here.
Important Grant Deadline Reminder
Important grant deadline dates for the 2011 implementation year (January to December) are approaching. Please diarise 1 March 2012 to apply for the following grants:
Strategic Cash Grant
Assessor and Moderator Grant
SMME Grant
Learnership Cash Grant - Entry
Learnership Cash Grant - Exit
Are you up-to-date? Let us know!
If any of your particulars have changed, please contact Fasset at 086 101 0001 or via email fassetcallcentre@fasset.org.za so that we can update your details on our database.
NLP Membership Renewal
The benefits of registering with Fasset as a non-levy-paying member are exponential. Your organisation can benefit from free training, cash grants (when you employ learners on learnerships), access to work-ready graduates and much more. All NLP registrations should be renewed by 30 June each year. Complete the application form in order for us to update your Fasset registration.
Exciting Fasset Brand Ambassadors Campaign
Fasset's Brand Ambassador Campaign is one of Fasset's most important and exciting career guidance initiatives to date. By appointing Fasset brand ambassadors at FETs and University campuses across the country, Fasset will have a physical presence at campuses. Click here to read more.
Grant application forms
All 2012/2013 following grant application forms cannot be made available as a result of the funding flow for the Skills Development Levy (SDL) being unconfirmed, and the funding regulations regarding the SDL being in draft format and not promulgated by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). Please watch the website and efacts for updates in this regard.
SCG process
To support you in submitting your grant application by this date, we have compiled this explanatory memorandum regarding relevant timeframes, processes and requirements.
Manage your staff performance
Fasset's full-day Performance Management seminar, facilitated by Mosedimosi Business Training, addressed why superior performance and goal achievement are crucial to organisational and personal success, business sustainability and how to implement and sustain an effective performance management system. Click here to download the material distributed at this event.
Etiquette in the workplace
Fasset's full day workshop will develop delegate insight into the topic of office etiquette and behaviour. Click here to register for this event which promises to be valuable for attendees.
Budget & Tax Update 2012
The ever popular Budget & Tax event is now open for registration. Click here to ensure your place.
Fasset invitations
Fasset invitations to the free Lifelong Learning events are sent out via email, and then via fax a week before the commencement of the first event. Please ensure that the emails are not directed to your junk mail folder so that you are able to respond to the invitation timeously and avoid disappointment, by securing your registration early.
Green Paper for Post-School Education and Training
The public is invited to respond to the Green Paper for Post-School Education and Training. Written responses should reach the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) not later than 30 April 2012. DHET will also be engaged in a series of bilateral and multilateral consultations with stakeholders from January to the end of April 2012. Click here for a copy of the Green Paper and for contact information at the DHET.
Training Benchmarks for the Financial and Accounting Services Sector
This information brochure includes a selection of indicators pertaining to the transformation of the sector, staff turnover, scarce skills, and the training offered in the sector. Click here to download the document.
Which skills are scarce?
Fasset's updated Scarce Skills Guide has been is now available for download. Click here for the 2012 version.
Development Projects News
For latest news and learner success stories, click here.
Fasset Tender Bulletin
Fasset procures a number and variety of services in the course of achieving its objectives. All procurement to a value greater than R50 000 is advertised on our website and we advise prospective service providers to regularly check the Tender Bulletin section for new information relating to Fasset's service requirements.
Fraud Prevention
In order to assist Fasset in giving effect to our Fraud Prevention Plan, we encourage all stakeholders to make use of the Fasset Tip Offs Hotline 0800 205 054 to notify Fasset of any suspected fraudulent activities impacting on Fasset.
Win Win Win
Congratulations to Malose Rankapole the winner of our website lucky draw competition for January 2012.
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