November/December 2013
With 2013 nearing an end, we look back and acknowledge that it has been yet another valuable year for Skills Development. Fasset received an Auditor-General PFMA Clean Audit Award for the 2012/2013 period and was recognised for having achieved clean audits for the last 13 years. This is a great achievement and we would like to thank all our stakeholders for the continued support in this environment.

We wish you the very best over the holidays and look forward to working with you again in 2014.

Please note that our offices will be closed from the 20 December 2013 and will re-open on 2 January 2014. Should you have any urgent queries during this time, our Call Centre will be available to assist you on 086 101 0001.

Kind Regards
Romaana McKinnon
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New Mandatory Grant Form 2014/2015

The new Mandatory Grant application form for the 2014/2015 financial year will be available after the SDF Strategy event in November. More information can be found on the Fasset website.
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Fasset's 2014 Skills Development Strategy



Click here to download a guide to the Fasset 2014 strategy and related benefits to help align your organisation, in order to get the maximum benefit from Fasset.
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Managing Conflict for a more productive workforce



If you missed the Managing Conflict for a Productive Workforce event keep an eye on our website for the material that was distributed at this event.
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Sector Skills Plan 2014/2015 Update

The draft Fasset Sector Skills Plan (SSP) Update 2014/2015 for the 2014 to 2019 period was re-submitted to DHET on 15 November 2013 and is available for download. This SSP contains the blueprint for the Seta's strategy and activities for the third National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) for the financial year 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015.
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2011/2012 Grant Analysis

The analysis of the 2011/2012 grant applications received by Fasset is available for download. Click here to read more about how the grant participation rate at Fasset.
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Grant payments scheduled for November 2013

The next grant payment run will take place on the 27 November 2013. Click here for the timetable of payment dates.
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Discretionary Grant Deadline Reminder: 15 February 2014

The 2013 calendar year-end is fast-approaching and the Discretionary Grant deadline is looming. The following Discretionary Grants are due on the 15 February 2013; please visit the document library on the Fasset website download the application forms.
  • Assessor and Moderator Grant 2013/2014
  • Learnership Cash Grant 2013/2014
  • NSFAS Loan Repayment Grant 2013/2014
  • Pivotal Grant 2013/2014
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Changes in qualification NQF level

The majority of qualifications in Fasset's scope of quality assurance have been assigned a new NQF level. Click here for details regarding affected qualifications and the associated implications.
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Internship Accreditation Deadline

The deadline for organisations wishing to have their internship programmes evaluated and possibly accredited before the PIVOTAL grant deadline on 15 February 2014 was 29 November 2013.
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REMINDER - Accreditation Deadline

Provider and workplace provider accreditation application evaluation will not be conducted from 13 December 2013 to 13 January 2014. Applications received during this period will only be evaluated after 13 January 2014.
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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 Yolanda van Riel the winner of our website lucky draw competition for October 2013.