March 2012

I trust that this edition of e-facts finds you in good spirits and that you are looking forward to a well deserved Easter break! However, before you DELETE this mail, take some time to peruse this month's edition of e-facts as there are some important items you don't want to miss!

The Fasset team are as busy as always, finalising year-end targets while at the same time, gearing up for the start of a new financial year. Bearing this in mind, you do need to take a closer look at the revised benefits for the year ahead in conjunction with Fasset's new strategic funding direction.

As a valued stakeholder, we also encourage you to submit your comments on the Green Paper for Post-School Education and Training.

This is just to highlight a few of the topical items in this newsletter... so keep reading to take note of other important events, applications, deadlines, etc.

The Fasset Marketing Team

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.
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 at, so that we can update your details on our database.
Non Levy Payer (NLP) Membership Renewal
The benefits of registering with Fasset as a non-levy-paying member are substantial. Your organisation can benefit from free training seminars, cash grants (when you employ learners on learnerships), access to work-ready graduates and much more. All Non Levy Payer (NLP) employer registrations should be renewed by 30 June each year. Complete the application form in order for us to update your Fasset registration.
Grant application forms
All grant application forms will be released by 3 April 2012. This includes the Mandatory Grant, Strategic Cash Grant (SCG), SMME Grant, Assessor and Moderator Grant, and the Learnership Cash Grant (LCG). In order to support employers in aligning their internal training to the objectives of the Seta, broad descriptions of the grants and grant criteria are provided. Please watch the website and efacts for updates in this regard.
Etiquette in the workplace
Fasset's full-day Office Etiquette workshop, facilitated by The Training Edge (Pty) Ltd (ATTE) and provided delegates with the insight into the topic of Office Etiquette and behaviour. Click here to download the material distributed at this event.
Budget & Tax Update 2012
The ever popular Budget & Tax event was held in March 2012. The material will soon be available for download.
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 highly informative 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 is now available for download. Click here for the 2012 Scarce Skills document.
Making Best Practice Count Awards 2012
Fasset will once again this year be running the Making Best Practice Count Awards. We encourage all employers, regardless of company size to enter the awards. Click here to download the application form.
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 Melisa Christians the winner of our website lucky draw competition for February 2012.
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