February 2015
Moving towards the final month of 2014/2015, the Fasset team is busy assessing the Discretionary Grant applications and preparing for the Mandatory Grant deadline of 30 April 2015.

The QCTO has confirmed that most of the Fasset qualifications will be re-registered. Refer to point number 4 to find out more.

Fasset's flagship Lifelong Learning event, the Budget & Tax Update will be run in March 2015 and venues are filling up fast! We hope you have all booked a seat. If you are a Non-Levy Paying member, please remember to update your registration with Fasset in order to enjoy this benefit.

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

Kind Regards
Romaana McKinnon
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Mandatory Grant Reminder




Employers and government departments are reminded that the Mandatory Grant deadline is 30 April 2015. Large and medium employers as well as government departments will only be able to submit their grants online. The online process will open 1 March 2015. Small employers can elect to submit their mandatory grant in hardcopy or through the online process. Click here to view the Mandatory Grant Guidelines and Manuals.
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Budget & Tax Update 2015



Venues are filling up fast. Click here to register for the Budget & Tax Update 2015.
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Learnership Costs Survey February 2015

Fasset will soon be conducting research which will inform the structuring of grants to be paid to employers implementing learnerships. Should you be currently implementing learnerships in your firm, please assist us by completing the survey when distributed.
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QCTO re-registers qualifications for an additional three year period

The qualifications registered on the Occupational Qualification Sub-framework (OQSF) are due to expire on 30 June 2015. Confirmation has been received from the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) that all active qualifications will be re-registered for an additional three year period with a two year teach-out period. A total of 143 inactive qualifications will be deregistered, 4 of which fall within Fasset's scope of quality assurance. The remaining 37 qualifications within Fasset's scope of quality assurance will be re-registered. Follow the links below to view the communication:
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LL calendar of events

Check the updated Fasset Events Calendar to plan your workshop and seminar attendance in 2015.
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Office Etiquette



Office Etiquette workshop was held in February 2015 across a number of venues in South Africa. Attendees were trained to understand the importance and skills for professional office behaviour. The final material from the workshop is available for download from the Fasset website.
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Getting Started with Fasset

Click here for a guideline on how to get started with Fasset, and how to take advantage of the Seta's offerings.
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Fasset Success Stories

We always love to hear back from those who have completed Fasset-funded programmes and encourage these stories via email as well on our Facebook page. Click here to read a few comments of gratitude and success stories from the Fasset beneficiaries.
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Non-levy payers



Non-levy paying employers can register with Fasset, and enjoy Seta benefits and incentives, such as attending free training events. Click here to download the registration form.
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Career Guidance

To find out how to get Fasset material for your Career Guidance programme, send an email to romaana.mckinnon@fasset.org.za outlining your requirements.
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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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Fasset Tender Bulletin

Fasset procures a number and variety of services in the course of achieving its objectives. All procurement at the relevant threshold according to supply chain regulations 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.
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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.
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Win Win Win

Congratulations to Glynis Farrell the winner of our website lucky draw competition for January 2015.